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Welcome to Positive Concepts, Inc.

 “Take away my people, but leave my factories, and soon grass will grow on the factory floors. Take away my factories, but leave my people, and soon we will have a new and better factory.”

Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919): Scottish-American industrialist, business magnate (railroads and steel), and philanthropist.


Andrew Carnegie, often credited as being the driving force in the growth of the American steel industry, recognized that, with the people he employed, it would be possible to rebuild his factories. But, without his people, his factories would soon be meaningless.


“Little of today’s technology is proprietary. Technology is easily obtained and replicated and only levels the playing field. An organization’s valued human assets cannot be copied.”

Bill Gates: American business magnate, philanthropist, computer programmer, inventor, and Co-Founder of Microsoft Corporation


Bill Gates, co-founder of technology giant Microsoft Corporation, recognized that a company’s capital assets (buildings, factories, machinery, computers, computer software, and so on) does not provide the company with long-term competitive advantage. The real long-term competitive advantage comes from the people employed by the company.


Employee compensation is typically the largest expense item for any company or organization. (As reported in: Top 5 Business Expenses https://yourbusiness.azcentral.com/top-5-business-expenses-11388.html, 12 Major Business Expenses (and How to Reduce Them) https://due.com/blog/12-major-business-expenses-reduce/ and The Biggest Cost Of Doing Business: A Closer Look At Labor Costs https://www.paycor.com/resource-center/a-closer-look-at-labor-costs


Positive Concepts’ mission is to provide the tools, techniques, and knowledge to achieve improved return on the investment you have in employees.


Positive Concepts’ mission extends to showing individuals how these tools, techniques, and knowledge are of valuable to hem as a means to capitalize on their unique background, their unique combination of experience, skills, talents, and abilities to be more successful, at work and in life.

We look forward to discussing how we can help you.