Remember those faux building blocks we had as kids? Though creating a fortress was fun, it was more fun knocking the walls down, wasn’t it?
The year just past knocked down a lot of walls: sales plans constructed, parapets of anticipated profits, moats dug and filled to keep bad things from reaching us. Many of these things tumbled to the ground in 2009. And none of it was any fun.
A New Year has dawned with opportunities to rebuild. I see us stacking corrugated bricks again. Except we won’t build the same way we did last time. We’ll more carefully consider our footers, the materials we choose, and the methods we employ. Better bricks and more muscular mortar will make us stronger, better able to withstand challenges to the fortresses that we want to believe our businesses are.
Posted on 4/7/2014 at 8:00:00 PM