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Managing Your Business

Tuesday, December 21st, 2010

This is an introduction of a topic which will have many BLOGS in the future. 

Most businesses make their money by offering either a Product or a Service or both.  Key to managing the business is how well the Product or Service is controlled.  Product management starts with an accurate, timely inventory of the Product and its components.  Service management starts with an accurate timely tracking of people, activities, hours, etc.  Later BLOGS will start to discuss processes and methods for effective management of Products and Services.

Hello world!

Thursday, August 26th, 2010

Welcome to GlobalLink Network.  This marks the beginning of my blog about tools and techniques supporting global business practices. I will provide regualr posts about concepts and tools that may assist you to be more productive with your global business.  I welcome all ideas and feedback from subscribers that enhance the quality and usefulness of this blog.  Thanks for stopping by!  Arnie Oseland

About

Thursday, August 26th, 2010

My name is Arnie Oseland and I have been in the technology field for about 40 years.  While my title and job function has changed during these years, I have always performed in some very basic roles. 

The first is that of a Problem Solver.  I don’t know if it is my mathematics background or my love of games (or both), but I love a challenge.  The challenges that I have enjoyed most are bringing technical solutions to business problems. 

The second role is one of a Teacher.  I started as a high school teacher of mathematics and science but have had countless experiences of “teaching” throughout my business career.  Training users in the use of new technology is one of the keystones of successful implementation.

The third role is being a Consultative Sales leader.  As a Principal Consultant, Senior Marketing Manager, President, and Business Owner, all require me to convince people to do things that they may not have done if left to their own directions.  Endorsing and accepting Change is hard for all people, but initiating change from “this is how we always did it” to new technically support procedures can be difficult to accomplish without strong leadership.

My posts come to you based on my experience of being involved in early computing solutions in the 70′s with IBM, through several technology companies that I started and lead, through many years of performing as a “player-coach” as a Principal Consultant.

Thanks for your interest.