Mr. Miyagi’s Top 10 Inventory Management Tips

Mr. Miyagi is more than just a karate instructor – he is an inventory management genius! We’ve compiled 10 of his quotes from the 1984 film The Karate Kid and translated them to show how they relate to your business. Let’s learn the top 10 inventory management tips Mr. Miyagi wants every small and large business to know!


61 Business Tips from Fictional Characters

Bane, Captain Jean-Luc Picard, Homer Simpson, Darth Vader, Harry Potter, and Mr. Miyagi, Fishbowl Inventory Blog
Welcome to the 400th post on the Fishbowl Inventory Blog! That’s a lot of blog posts in three and a half years. This calls for a star-studded celebration. I have collected 61 business tips I shared in blog posts from six fictional characters: Bane, Captain Jean-Luc Picard, Darth Vader, Harry Potter, Homer Simpson, and Mr. Miyagi. (more…)

Don’t Let Success Destroy You

Please pardon my excess. I’ve been veering off on tangents in some of my blog posts lately, but I promise I’ll get back on the topic of inventory management soon. Right now, I want to comment on an article I recently read in the Harvard Business Review, entitled “The Catastrophe of Success.” It’s fascinating and ironic that success has the power to destroy people and organizations. It can lead to second-guessing, playing it safe, and other things that are detrimental to innovation. I will now proceed to make my point by discussing one of my favorite film series of all time, Star Trek. (more…)

3 Business Lessons Learned from BYU’s Record Comeback Against Iona

Brigham Young University’s men’s basketball team came back from a 25-point deficit to win their game against Iona College on March 13, 2012, marking the biggest comeback in NCAA tournament history. Was that luck or skill? (more…)

INVENTORY MAN…agement Saves the Day

Welcome to the exciting conclusion of the adventures of Inventory Man! It’s been a while since I posted the last part of this story so you might want to go back and reread the earlier chapters. In part three, “INVENTORY MAN…agement Is in Trouble,” two of Inventory Man’s friends were sucked into one of the giant robots attacking Fishbowl headquarters. Now let’s see what happens next! (more…)

Capped in America

The United States of America has been a superpower for the better part of a century partly because of its spotless credit rating. Since its inception, America has always paid its bills on time, but for several generations the federal government has gone into more and more debt to pay its obligations. But we’re in danger of defaulting on some of our bills because we can’t seem to reach an agreement on borrowing more and/or spending less. (more…)

Just for Fun: Fishbowl Mobile Warehouse Bloopers

Who doesn’t love bloopers? My favorite parts of Jackie Chan movies are the bloopers during the end credits. Our Fishbowl Mobile Warehouse video didn’t have any credits at the end, so we compiled the many mistakes we made while making that video into a different video. (more…)

Mr. Miyagi’s Top 10 Inventory Management Tips – Part 2

We’re back with the action-packed second half of the top 10 inventory management tips from The Karate Kid’s Mr. Miyagi. You can find the first half of the list here: “Mr. Miyagi’s Top 10 Inventory Management Tips – Part 1.” Without further ado, on with the show! (more…)