Which kind of business are you building?

By rickColosimo / August 8, 2010 /

I’ve often thought that there are two kinds of businesses: those that make money from providing more value to customers, and those that make money from providing less value to their customers. This brief article describes 5 grocery store ripoffs. I’d add Trop50 to the list, as noted also in the comments here. Trop50 is…

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Why do you need a Ranger Buddy?

By rickColosimo / May 6, 2010 /

My pal Rex just posted about teamwork, in the literal sense, over at Grootship. This struck me because the notion of having a ranger buddy was drilled into us in countless ways during Ranger School, not the least of which was doing lots and lots of pushups if you strayed too far from your Ranger…

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Can buybacks make sense in a crisis?

By rickColosimo / June 9, 2009 /

Just recently, we published another post regarding stock buybacks and how the math is the math: you can change your risk profile, but in any case, at some point the usage of cash to buy stock makes sense as a low-cost way of returning value to shareholders. Sure, there are commentators who complain that a…

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How to build your business during slow times

By rickColosimo / March 27, 2009 /

(NB: This is a revised repost from Rick’s blog. We realized it might be helpful here.) This recent Seth Godin post was another timely suggestion from him. He seems to really have a finger on the pulse of what is going on, with timely, succinct, no-fluff posts on issues that are popping up for us…

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