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  • All the little lies

    If you are trying to improve your marriage, do you think the marriage counselor says, “Be sure to tell lots of little lies.” Do you know what I mean by a little lie? “Traffic was bad. It took longer to get home.” It&r…
    Rock LaManna 09.06.19

  • Your brand promise can last a lifetime

    Can you imagine being at the negotiating table to sell your graphic arts business and having a luxury brand name like Ferrari, Tiffany, or Rolex? How incredible would it be to command the top selling price because your company name is so synonymou…
    Rock LaManna 07.10.19

  • When bad behavior infects your company, integrity is the cure

    When bad behavior infects your company, integrity is the cure

    My father taught me to nip bad behavior in the bud. Bad behavior is lying, cheating, stealing, bullying, unfair treatment, or anything that compels an honest and upright employee to head for the door. Left uncorrected, bad characters infect others…
    Rock LaManna 05.31.19

  • Your character counts with banks and lenders

    I was asked through a mutual friend to help a company that was sinking in debt. The mutual friend was concerned because the business owner was assigned to a work out specialist at the bank. In addition, the owner was behind in payments to other cred…
    Rock LaManna 04.05.19

  • What most successful people do exceptionally well

    Life is one big transition, isn’t it? You transition into this world from the womb.  Then you go through multiple transitions throughout your life: youth, adolescence, adulthood, school, relationships, marriage, family, career.  And…
    Rock LaManna 11.16.18

  • Two Choices: Staying even with the competition or selling equipment

    I run into a lot of label company owners who are on the fence. Or, more accurately, the “fence of life.” They are torn between whether to rev up the strategic plan and grow, grow, grow their businesses, or decide it’s time to pursue…
    Rock LaManna 04.07.17

  • What, when, why and how should you invest in a new product?

    When I attended this year’s Labelexpo and Pack Expo, I was dazzled by the amount of new products being offered in the marketplace. It made me think: What is the process these companies go through to green-light a new product? Or more importantl…
    Rock LaManna 01.20.17

  • An inside look at an equipment manufacturer’s innovative mindset

    An inside look at an equipment manufacturer’s innovative mindset

    “We’re not afraid of initial failures.” It’s a mantra you rarely hear from a company. But at Delta ModTech, these failures are an indication of a much bigger picture: Taking risks. It’s the platform on which this convert…
    Rock LaManna 07.21.15

  • Tursso Companies: Meet the ‘Solutionaries’

    Much ado is made about the visionaries of our world. We love our Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerburgs, who envision a breakthrough product or service, and then create the means to make it happen. But what are “visionaries” actually doing? …
    Rock LaManna 07.21.14

  • Let’s get to the bottom of how you make strategy

    Let’s get to the bottom of how you make strategy

    If the financial downturn of 2008 changed the way you create your strategy, ask yourself: Why wasn’t I approaching business then the way I’m approaching it now? Prior to 2008, the focus was generally on growth opportunities.  Busine…
    Rock LaManna, Contributing Editor 09.01.12