When I was thinking about what to name this website, I very quickly came to the 2B name. Many years ago, one of our suppliers paid a visit to our distribution center. It was a new owner of an existing supplier, a smallish import company from Minnesota. He had been a lawyer and he was now the proud owner of an import company. He was also overly fascinated with forecasting models. He asked us several times how we forecast the sales for new items. Someone, I think it was my boss and mentor said something about using the seat of our pants. He didn’t hear it and asked us to repeat what we said. This is when one of us, I am not sure which told him that we use the 2B method. He immediately readied his pen to paper and excitedly asked us to explain the model. After telling him it was a patented method of forecasting that we developed and we were hesitant to share, we then proceeded to tell him that we take our right hand and grab our right buttock and use the left hand to grab the other and then we go by the seat of our pants. The 2B method was born!
I guess we all have self doubts. Some of us more than others. I had some about creating this website. I wonder if there is anything I can add to the already crowded world of business / management advice websites. I am also offering my advice for free and we all know that free advice is only worth what you pay for it. So, I have decided that to begin with, I am doing this for purely selfish reasons. I believe it will help me improve myself. If others find something of use here, it is icing on the cake, but the cake was made for me. It also relieves a lot of pressure on myself. I am not worried about what people think. It is just my exercise in self improvement.
With the crash of the champagne bottle on the bow, the first post is launched! I will strive to post regularly, thoughtfully and with purpose. If that fails, I will add some humor – everyone can always use a smile and a laugh.