1. Why Business Will Grow Again: 'We Have Met the Enemy and He is Us!'

    Why Business Will Grow Again: 'We Have Met the Enemy and He is Us!'
    From John Mariotti, Small Business Trends: Most business people who read about the recent U.S. governmental policies, new legislation and Presidential “findings” are likely to become either depressed or discouraged.  Reports of the global financial crisis and massive de-leveraging yet to happen can also be daunting.    Walt Kelly’s old comic strip “Pogo” put it very succinctly in its now famous line, “We have met the enemy and he is us!” Pogo’s comment is profound.  We tend to get what we expect a lot of the time.  Negative expectations lead to negative outcomes—and vice versa.  Adding to this challenge is the fact that American business has not operated in such an anti-business political climate in decades.   Adapt, Evolve, Innovate & Succeed   The one characteristic of American business that consistently wins is its ability to adapt, evolve, innovate and compete in the face of all kinds of adversity. It ...
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