9/25/2011 10:38:02 PM - 0 Comments
The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) is a marvel. What started as a small film festival in a city with almost no film presence has grown into one of the premiere movie events in the world. How did it happen? That’s exactly what Bill Marshall, one of our GLIDE speakers and a founder of TIFF, shared with us this evening.
Bill, with his Scottish brogue, believes in telling it like it is. So we paid attention when he noted that “process is the enemy of progress,” and urged Louisville to take this advice: “When you have an idea, don’t stop and listen to the people who know better. Because they don’t.”
8/24/2011 10:17:09 AM - 0 Comments
5/16/2011 11:30:48 AM - 0 Comments
Eileen Pickett, Senior Vice President of Community and Economic Development for Greater Louisville Inc., offers unique insight into business attraction.
Sometimes when I talk about what's involved in attracting a new business to Louisville, I admittedly over-simplify by saying that first and foremost...business attraction is about 'getting on the list'. What I mean by that is when a company is faced with either a problem or an opportunity (it's always one of the two) which is prompting it to consider an additional location or a relocation, someone has to develop an initial list of possible locations. If Louisville is not on that initial list, then we never get a chance to compete in what becomes a process of elimination until ultimately the last city standing wins the new business.
4/8/2011 03:38:29 PM - 0 Comments
“[C]reating jobs, jobs, jobs will take ideas,
ideas, ideas.” So says today’s Business First op-ed on the
importance of entrepreneurship. Bob Saunders, chairman of Stonestreet One and chairman
of GLI’s EnterpriseCorp Advisory Board, penned the piece to highlight the impact
of new companies on our regional economy – and the importance of a business
climate that supports their success. You can learn more about EnterpriseCorp’s strategy for expanding entrepreneurism
in Louisville at its Signature Event next Tuesday. Click here for complete
details and to register. In the meantime, here are some highlights from Bob’s
1/20/2011 08:26:59 AM - 0 Comments
Dave Oetken, Managing Director of Business Advising for GLI’s ENTERPRISECORP, offers the following advice on making your business’s New Year’s resolutions stick:
How are your New Year’s resolutions working out?
Now that we’re halfway through January, are you on track with your New Year’s business resolutions? Most Decembers, business leaders reflect on the prior year’s performance and vow to improve: to do things differently, or never do that again.
And then what happens?
Fifty-three percent do not maintain their New Year’s resolutions because their planned changes are either too expensive or take up too many resources (Health & Safety Executive – HSE – 2006). Seventy-five percent of change initiatives fail because the organization is unsuccessful in managing the human reaction to change. (John P. Kotter, Leading Change, 1996)
Obviously, the odds are not always in our favor. So, faced with challenges from every corner, what can business leaders do differently this year in order to make their New Year’s resolutions stick?
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