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 The Business Realist

   A dose of reality for a saner workplace


I'm happy to work within your budget, so contact me to see what we can arrange.

Services and fees

Waiter holding trayReality Checks

Reality checks can be done either by involving me at the start of the project to help with project design or by reviewing an already existing project. In both cases, I will look for a better, easier, and cheaper way to meet your initiative objectives.  My review includes going over all your project management information as well as interviews with key personnel.  Please know that I don't use a one-size-fits-all methodology and will base my services on what you actually need.

Although dependent on the size and scope of the project, a typical reality check costs $7000-15,000. If I can't find a way to improve your approach, I will only ask you to cover my expenses.

Consulting Services

I am an employee of Lineson LLC which specializes in these services. This website should give you a good feel for the types of projects with which I have been involved.  I specialize in process and operations improvement in new product development, from ideation to product commercialization, and in information technology transformation, from IT strategy development to organizational effectiveness.   I prefer to work within your budget to determine the size and scope of the project. I am also a member of several consulting networks so I am able to bring in other expertise very easily.

Corporate Training

For The Lazy Person's Guide to Business Success, I charge $1000 per class with a maximum of 20 students per class. My 90 minute training classes are $750.  I also do custom-developed training on a variety of topics, including those discussed in this website.


Most of my coaching sessions run 45 minutes and cost $150 per session. I don't offer volume discounts because I can usually help you solve your issue in very few sessions.


These rates are all subject to change based on how busy I am so please contact me, and I am sure we can work something out.


More Posts

See, hear, say no evil

Reality Checks

Steeped in processes, procedures, and methodologies, people often don't see how they can get the same results without all the work. It's like not seeing the forest for the trees.

tug of war

Common Problems

 Large initiatives often go awry due to some common problems that usually have little to do with the content of the issues being addressed.

Bending over backwards

Specific Initiatives

Innovation, Supply Chain, Process Reengineering, and New Product Development initiatives each have their own particular foibles.

Training seminar


Much of our behavior is not governed by our logical mind. We persist in bad habits and unproductive behaviors despite knowing that they are harmful.  It's not our logical mind at the controls; it's our subconscious mind calling the shots.  Yet, the majority of our training is directed at our logical mind.

Coaching in locker room


True to my purpose of finding the easy way to change behavior, I use NLP (neurolinguistic programming) techniques to help you reach your goals. I don't use notebooks, logs, or require much in the way of self-discipline

Overwhelmed by papers on desk

Sanity Savers

Although we worry about the big issues, like meeting a project deadline or getting a software upgrade right, more often it's the little things that wear us down, like being overloaded with email, endless meetings that serve no purpose, conference calls that never reach a conclusion,.....


Got Ideas?

Pile of light bulbsIf you have some ideas for articles, please drop me a note or leave a comment. If you have an article you'd like to contribute or link to,  I will be happy to publish your link and ensure that you get attributed.

Featured Neologisms

Undue diligence   –
the endless process of collecting more information in order to avoid making a decision
Team vynamics   -
Group behavior wherein individuals at a meeting vie for dominance