Arctic Cat Acquires Motorfist

Arctic Cat Acquires Motorfist Chris Metz, new CEO for Arctic Cat (ACAT) made good on his promise from earlier this year. He announced in front of a group of over 400 Arctic Cat Dealers plus employees that Arctic Cat acquired Motorfist, a premium mountain snowmobile clothing company headquartered in Idaho. This is a strategic bolt-on […]

Karate Kid of Powersports

Average vs Great Businesses Average companies and great companies have a great vision, develop innovative strategies, set goals, become accountable to budgets and execute relentlessly. However, what separates the average from the great is focus and fight. Focus in an organization is the ability to align the vision, strategy, the wildly important goals, budgets and […]

The ‘Motorcycle’ Innovator’s Dilemma

The ‘Motorcycle’ Innovator’s Dilemma In his business classic, “The Innovator’s Dilemma”, Clayton Christensen identifies that the reasons well managed organizations fail managing disruptive innovations. Ironically, those reason are the same reasons organizations are successful managing sustaining innovations. Christensen explains, “paradigms of sound management are useless – even counterproductive, in many instances – when dealing with […]

Worn Out Tires and Peace on Earth

The Riding Experience Robert M. Pirsig described the powersports experience best in his book, “Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values”, when he states; “In a car you’re always in a compartment, and because you’re used to it you don’t realize that through that car window everything you see is just […]