Monthly Archives: January 2015

GARY KAPANOWSKI: What does AARP members, Bob Dylan & Free CDs have in common?

This is an interesting question.  At the surface, it appears that there are no links associated between these groups, especially free CDs.  However, a close view of this grouping indicates something else.  This is a nice marketing campaign by Bob Dylan that directly connects with the customer. Since the legendary Folk performer’s customers are of […]

GARY KAPANOWSKI: Oil-soaked nations are biggest losers in this price war

The losers in any price war will be who is left with the inventory since the price of that commodity is falling faster than when they bought or made the product.  The article describes a new term in this economic price environment:   “quantitative greasing”.  It’s catchy and accurate.  So far, we have witnessed a $1.3 […]

GARY KAPANOWSKI: 4 Reasons Why LEAN Becomes More Popular Than Six Sigma

A current survey suggests that employers are favoring Lean than Black Belt employees.  There are four main reason based on the survey.  I will analyze this to validate the analysis.  As a quick background, Lean eliminates waste from your process when looking at a known problem.  Six Sigma reduces variance from a process looking at […]

GARY KAPANOWSKI: At least one banker doesn’t see Bernanke’s credit risk as contained

Everyone has issues when refinancing your home.  Well even former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke has issues as well.  It appears that he is a credit risk.  He told a conference of economists in Chicago that he couldn’t refinance.  As the laughed he told them that he wasn’t making it up.  This is his third […]

GARY KAPANOWSKI: Everyone is a genius in a Fed-induced stock rally

In this bull market, almost anyone can be a good stock picker.  With the Fed appearing to be in control, the market will continue to grow.  The interest rate will continue to be low to assure market stability.  Let the good time roll boys and continue to invest. Article Link: Gary Kapanowski – Lean […]

There’s never been a better time to take risks, Invest today to stop the Wealth Gap

After watching the President’s State of the Union address, I had to think back on how we got to this point and what are we trying to accomplish. Tax policy is supposed to generate enough money to support the Federal government operations and to encourage/discourage behaviors.  Without prioritizing our metrics or focus, we end up […]

GARY KAPANOWSKI: ‘Liking’ Articles on LinkedIn

LinkedIn is a great place for connections in a business environment.  To progress within LinkedIn, adding connections over 500 is a must.  Other activities such as endorsing other connections skills and posting articles are also important.  Liking articles can also increase you overall presence in Linkedin, but at what cost.  This article explains this specifically. […]