A Different Perspective

It’s hard for Alaskans not to feel like we’re “under siege”. Every day, there’s more news about low oil prices in Alaska, which is adversely affecting the State budget, oilfield-related jobs, and the ripple effect of state contracts not awarded. Many of us wonder if Alaska’s opportunities will be limited in the future – will… Read more »

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Harnessing the Digital Possibilities

Far too often in financial downturns, marketing and advertising are the first victims of cost cutting. And for a very short time, past goodwill can carry the business. But once market share begins to erode, it costs many times more to regain it. Because your smart competitor, who chose to get aggressive while you cut… Read more »

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Harvesting Opportunity

Just today, a competitor suggested that BMG close our office—that during economic downturn, “smart” leaders cut budgets, and the first things to go are strategic planning, employee development and, in his words, the “kumbaya” elements of business. In short, employers don’t have the stomach for the touchy-feely. We respectfully disagree. In many companies, there is… Read more »

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The Opportunity of Disruption

I do not claim to be an expert on dealing with disruption but I do lay claim to having a lot of experience with it. After all, The Chariot Group has made its home in the technology sector, an industry that is defined by continuous disruption and, as a result, is subject to ceaseless change.… Read more »

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Adapt, Evolve and Prosper

When Darwin coined the term, “Adapt or Die,” he was referring to animals. When something in their environment changes, do they adapt to it or do they become extinct? Alaskans certainly see Darwin’s theory in action in the mighty Musk Ox, the great Polar Bear, and the highly intelligent and adaptable wolf. Of course, Darwin’s… Read more »

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