Stefan Olsen

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The Ford Motor Company in the 1990s was a leader in innovation with their roll-out of the Ford Explorer in the SUV market. This equated to an additional $30 billion of profit over that time.

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In a recent article in Board Agenda, which is a UK governance publication, there was an interview with John Allen, the Chair of Tesco (see link at below), about the value of non-executive directors and independent advice.

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A challenge I hear from business owners, senior leadership teams and chief executives, is that sometimes they end up doing the job of everyone and don't get time to do their own job. So here are 6 tips to make sure everyone does what they're meant to.

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I recently purchased Jim Collins' new monograph, 'Turning The Flywheel', which follows on from one of his chapters in 'Good to Great'. It's only 40 pages, so I'll give you an update once I've read it. But a question to ask yourself now is, "What are you doing to improve your thinking?"

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In my role as an independent business advisor I get to speak to many different people in a wide range of industries across Hawke's Bay. So this update looks at my take on the current state of the Hawke's Bay economy, what next, and where the pain points are.

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Are you too busy talking that you're not spending the time communicating? A lot of people are so focused on advocating for their own idea, they don't take the time to think about what other people are saying, let alone listen to what the other person is saying.

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In my role as an independent business advisor I get to speak to many different people in a vast range of industries across Hawke's Bay. So, this update looks at my take on the current state of the Hawke's Bay economy, where to next, and where the pain points are.

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This vlog is a shout-out to all the small businesses (SMEs) in New Zealand – the people that own them, work in them and support them. So well done New Zealand small businesses – you hold our business economy together!

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If you follow Formula 1 you'll know they talk about improvements in 10ths of a second. So in this Vlog I talk about a business that was able to increase profitability by about $200k, just by making small 1% improvements.

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Funding is still available for work with Registered Businesses via the Regional Business Partners (RBP) Programme, in which PlanA Consulting is a Registered Business. Some of the funding is at 100% for the services delivered and some is co-funded at 50%.

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