Entries by Stephanie Byron

Are We There Yet?

If you are a parent, you have likely been asked “are we there yet?” This particular question is usually aimed at the backs of our heads by tiny voices, and the peppering typically starts 10 minutes into a multi-hour drive. The question is repeated with precision at 10-minute intervals and often becomes louder as the anticipation of what awaits at the destination becomes more intense. 
Of course, it would be virtually impossible to answer this pressing question if we weren’t aware of where we were going, or how long it should take to get there… perhaps it would help if we were more specific, and if we provided answers to a few questions in advance, such as:

A Slogan is a Slogan is a Slogan!

Skepticism is a natural and frequent human response to a Statement of Values, Mission Statement or Slogan so we hesitated before adopting our Know More, Care More, Do More tag line several years ago.
The more we thought about it, however, the more it fit! Meridican has always had a goal of constant improvement and thus it made sense that the Know More, Care More and Do More mantra summed up how we move forward every day.
We are active in a field with many great competitors and if we stood on our laurels we’d be passed and left in the dust, but our team wants to continue to lead in our industry and more importantly in the eyes of our clients.
So, each day we strive to Know More, Care More and Do More.
What does that mean to our clients?

But What About Me Pareto?

Italian economist Vilfredo Pareto was studying population and land ownership statistics in 1896 when he came up with the 80/20 rule aka the Pareto principle.
One hundred and one years later, British writer Richard Koch published The 80/20 Principle. The book was a reinterpretation of the Pareto principle and extended the idea that the top 20% in any group is likely to produce 80% of the results.
The book, which has sold more than a million copies and been translated into 35 languages, has been called one of the most important business tomes ever written. For anyone whose job it is to analyze sales results – The 80/20 Principle is a must-read!