Unlocking the Power of Purpose: Why Vision Matters in Motivating Employees and Attracting Customers

In the journey of life, individuals invest their most valuable assets, time, and energy, into endeavors that align with two pivotal factors: 1. The perceived personal benefits they will gain from their efforts. 2. Their belief in the grand vision that drives the endeavor. This underscores the critical importance of discovering and embracing one’s “why” … Read more

Character and Technology: Building Trust in the Digital Age

In the era of digitization, businesses face the dual challenge of integrating advanced technology into their operations while also preserving trust among their stakeholders. More than ever, technology’s role extends beyond efficiency and cost-effectiveness. It also serves as a means to validate a business’s character, particularly in demonstrating its commitment to sustainability, ethical labor practices, … Read more

Resilience in Business: Navigating Challenges with Optionality and Relationships

Resilience is a crucial aspect of any successful business strategy, enabling organizations to navigate challenges, adapt to disruptions, and thrive in the face of uncertainty. At TSOR Group, we recognize that resilience encompasses various dimensions, including financial, operational, and technological aspects. However, one common thread throughout is the importance of optionality, contingencies, diversification, and depth … Read more

Data and Operations

In today’s operations environments, there is an obsession with data and the availability of operational metrics. “Management Operating Systems” in their various forms seek to impose disciplines around the availability and actionability of key metrics to drive business decisions. Through my career, I have had the privilege of working with a variety of organizations and … Read more

2022 ILWU & PMA Contract Negotiations

Anyone who lived through the prior ILWU contract negotiations understands the major impact this event can have on business, especially small business. A more limited supplier base and less frequent shipments put smaller businesses as risk when their entire inventory to operate for the next few months is stranded on a ship waiting to get … Read more