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Jeff ‘SKI’ Kinsey, Founder

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Content Calendar

Hans at User Growth Nails It
Who is reading your mind?

One of my colleagues, Samuel, and I started work on our “editorial content calendar” last week for VoiceFirst Careers. Today, Hans released this amazing video documenting the shortest path to profits from getting this process right. How cool is that?!

Very! Hans and I go back to 2011 when we both rode our first StartupBus hackathon — him in Europe and me in the USA. We became fast friends and have challenged one another to be the best possible versions of ourselves. So was he reading my mind, or was it the other way around?

Give a listen and make notes. Lots of notes. Then getRdone

Thanks again Hans.

This is some of your best work yet. And that is saying a lot.
P.S. And don’t forget to subscribe. If you don’t he WILL know it! {grin}

marketing content calendar

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The Weakest Link

When you take money, Talent, and other resources and apply them to processes or any effort that does not address the one weakest link in your business or startup, that effort is wasted.

Think about it. It is money and Talent that cannot be applied to the most important challenge facing your organization. This could be deadly!

This is only slightly exaggerated

Have I made my point? Let’s talk.

P.S. The domain name and phone number are not valid. This video is from the release of my book, Purple Curve Effect — SKI’s Throughput on Command ↗, April 2004 with Ed McCullough of WHHI-TV.

hiring staffing recruiting throughput

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Bottleneck Rules

Which is it?
In America, home of apple pie and the automobile, my colleague Clarke Ching’s ↗ book has 41 reviews for an average 4.4 rating but only 20 reviews in the UK. Is it the lack of automobiles or people that account for the difference? Link: Audible ↗

As you might expect, Clarke and I know a lot of the same people. Like Bill Dettmer, author of many of the Theory of Constraints (TOC) books the world has come to depend on for clarification, instruction, and edification. In fact, it was a debate between Clarke and me that motivated Dettmer in no small part to include Appendix E: The 3-UDE Cloud. But I have been known to wander off-topic.

The Big Ask
Now that my book is out of print [the PDF is available] I am happy to promote Clarke’s. {grin} In fact, consider buying the Audible version and if you love it enough, please do take a minute to review it. It would mean the world to me...

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Proverbs 29

Proverbs 29 King James Version (KJV)

1 He, that being often reproved hardeneth his neck, shall suddenly be destroyed, and that without remedy.

2 When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn.

3 Whoso loveth wisdom rejoiceth his father: but he that keepeth company with harlots spendeth his substance.

4 The king by judgment establisheth the land: but he that receiveth gifts overthroweth it.

5 A man that flattereth his neighbour spreadeth a net for his feet.

6 In the transgression of an evil man there is a snare: but the righteous doth sing and rejoice.

7 The righteous considereth the cause of the poor: but the wicked regardeth not to know it.

8 Scornful men bring a city into a snare: but wise men turn away wrath.

9 If a wise man contendeth with a foolish man, whether he rage or laugh, there is no rest.

10 The...

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“A Blank Sheet of Paper”

Let’s make a friendly wager…
I believe that you know who the late Air Force Colonel John Boyd was and have cheered some of his antics on, out loud. True, a small minority of us in the “know” of a variety of management philosophies know of him and have read books about him and his OODA Loop. Even applied his insights and perhaps studied his Energy Maneuverability Theory

Ready for the punchline?

Ever seen the original 1986 movie, Top Gun starring Tom Cruise?

What about the trailer for the long-promised sequel?

Yep… loosely based on the air to air combat tactics of John Boyd.
Told you know of him. An original Maverick to be sure. How cool is that? But wait, there’s more.

That blank sheet of paper became


Bottomline: Let’s talk. Dial 250 and say, Contact Ski Man!

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TOC for Education

Friday Flashback
(Circa Augut 2002)

Sorting through some boxes…
When what should appear, but this cable TV interview from August, 2002 with my good friend and colleague Ed McCullough on Talk of The Town from HHI-TV on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.

As I share a few more clips it is my hope you will see Ed for the master he is at the art of Interviewing. He uncomplicates technical and complex issues with a slight laugh but intense focus. Truly he is gifted. As I recall we did six interviews over the course of seven years.

Do let me know your favorite.

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Talk of The Town

An Interview with Ed McCullough
Part One:

Part Two:

This is some of the most fun you can have in life and business
I had written the book over the winter of 2003/2004 starting in Ohio in August or Septermber. Rode my motorcycle [a Kawasaki 750cc] to Hilton Head Island, South Carolina for a 90 day project. As winter started to set in, I rode on down to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida to finish it.

When it was published in April, I had made a deal for it to be offered as a “premium” at an Eli Goldratt function in Denver, CO and so I picked the books up in Walnut Creek, Ohio and drove [in a rental car] straight to Denver just in time!

Fresh back from Denver I jumped back on the motorcycle and headed to HHI to do this interview with one of my best friends and a business partner, Ed McCullough. Enjoy!

P.S. Here’s a link for a PDF of the book:

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C-SUITE Network

Business Continuity Guide

SKI promotes this very timely guide for business owners and C Suite executives looking for advantages in today’s marketplace.
Timing is Everything
—Dr. Denis Waitley

Get your copy today: C-SUITE Download

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Tanya Ross-Lane

Iron Sharpens Iron — King Solomon

When Tanya and I meet, which we do on a regular basis, we are a force of nature. After ten years, we have yet to scratch the surface of what is possible in the world of business and finance. I am convinced that nothing, absolutely nothing is impossible for us.

Coming any day now, a new SmartMoney series from Tanya
—Everyone should be growing their own SmartMoney Tree!

Some kind words for an amazing friend and daily inspiration

The North Star and Tanya: Steady as the day is long. And then some! We met in 2010 and become the best of friends and colleagues on a bunch of adventures. Her ‘headline’ on LinkedIn is spot on, “Humble * Motivated * Industrious * Go-Giver.” In fact, within weeks of meeting her, I asked to speak at the launch of my startup business accelerator. She is my personal Pindar and when we meet as we do almost every week, it truly is

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