The Hinge Years- Need for Economic & Political Change in the U.S.

This is the time to create strategies that differentiate your company or government policy, that accurately reads your customer’s (citizen’s) needs and addresses them with your products even with things that they could not imagine but that advance their lives and the next generation as well.

Marquis has experienced the benefits of making an opportunity out of chaos. And if a “bubble” created by a combination of business and government is the chaos, we look for opportunities.

The bigger issue is: Can business and government harness a common strategy for the 22nd century?

The concern regarding facing a new “bubble” in the U.S. economy in 2016 cannot be relegated just to the business and financial engines and their leaders alone. They all are looking into their organizations and externally for a strategy that has the strength of a common cause that binds business and government together, without requiring a global war.

Government is facing its own “bubble” as the voting citizens struggle with the stagnation of the present and reach out desperately for hopeful phrases and promises for the world they want, but do not have.

In the just released book, “Disruptpolitics. US: Declaring Independence From The Special Interest State” by James Strock , the author writes in the Preface: “Nearly everyone – outside of Washington, D.C. – is having similar thoughts: What is to be done to put our country back on track?”

Then he goes on to say: “The dawn of the twenty-first century is notable for the extraordinary disruption and progress that is remaking our lives and work. There are untold opportunities for leadership and service for individuals and networks and organizations.

“At the same time, our government institutions are isolated and inert. Our office holders are captive to outdated and unsustainable patterns of thought and action.

“Our government’s dysfunction is disserving us. It’s not merely a lost opportunity; it is impeding our progress. For the time being, with much of the rest of the world in even worse shape, mediocrity might seem sufficient. But it’s not. If there’s one thing we know, it’s that disruption is coming. Other nations will move into whatever space we leave open for their aspiration and assertion.

“That is just what the United States did during our turn as a rising power.”

Strategy has a strong military DNA, but it has been successfully adopted by business over the post World War II years and become more adept and sophisticated just as military confrontations with an enemy have had to become.

Listen to the practical meaning of the following to see if it could be adopted by business and government.

When a company (or government) is in maintenance mode, operating as though nothing has changed, it is suicidal. Taking a page from the statistician, and the father of quality assurance, Edwards S. Deming, “One requirement for innovation is faith that there will be a future. Innovation, the foundation of the future, can not thrive unless the top management (aka: government) has declared unshakable commitment to quality and productivity.”

Think of Deming’s advice, the concept of strategy and the concepts proposed in what follows as a hybrid of government and commerce. Not one dominating the other, but collaborating (not lobbying).

That is not to suggest turning into a pessimist such as the scrap dealer or the mortician, rather, as optimists, we turn lemons into lemonade.

Here is the hard part. As the chaos “bubble” begins, focus on retaining your customers. Work at giving them a positive experience. On a scale of 1-10, target at least an 8. And you do that by providing added value over and above what they expected. Connect your delivered value to your customer expectations.

Where our future is emerging from

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Marquis Advisory sees innovation acceleration worldwide in many sectors from agriculture to transportation. Countries with the strongest innovation and infrastructure will be global economic leaders.

For more than 20 years we have served innovative business ventures at different plateaus of their development, providing comprehensive strategic planning and execution for new market entry and/or new products introductions as a complimentary integration of management teams.

Our current engagements are in three of the top 13 innovation countries Continue reading Where our future is emerging from

Notes on Capital Flows into the US

In trying to determine the factors that go into the flow of capital, and whether or not a particular country is a safe place to invest, there are a number of variables to consider. Marquis Advisory Group works with international companies looking to enter the US, thus it’s in our interest to be aware of these factors. One of our advisors, Dr. Patrick Caragata, founder of Rapid Ratings, and a former Chief Economist for New Zealand, recently wrote this note to his staff and shared this with us.

Factors that influence the flow of capital into the US Continue reading Notes on Capital Flows into the US

Lessons from James Strock on Environmental Protection and the Government

This is a part of a series of excerpts from the book, Leadership in Environmental Issues: What Works ©, by managing partner Stephen Anderson. This excerpted material is from Chapter 2 on James M. Strock.

A consistent, thematic question for everyone involved in environmental issues is, “Can government legislate and enforce consistently enough to save our global climate?”

There is now a spirited public debate about whether and how environmental change can be achieved in the twenty-first century. Continue reading Lessons from James Strock on Environmental Protection and the Government

Lessons from Randy Hayes, Founder of Rainforest Action Network

This is a part of a series of excerpts from the book, Leadership in Environmental Issues: What Works ©, by managing partner Stephen Anderson. This excerpted material is from Chapter 4 on Randy Hayes, Founder of Rainforest Action Network.

“The most important environmental policy is economic policy.” – Randy Hayes

It is hard to imagine what Randy Hayes is best known for because he has done so many things – award winning filmmaker, city government environmental policy maker, environmental activist and now founder of a Washington, D.C. think tank. Continue reading Lessons from Randy Hayes, Founder of Rainforest Action Network