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  • newIs This Simple 3-Letter Word Sabotaging Your Success?

    Is This Simple 3-Letter Word Sabotaging Your Success?

    Fear of failure or lack of confidence can keep us from realizing our full potential. The good news is that a simple mindset change can make a huge difference.The post Is This Simple 3-Letter Word Sabotaging Your Success? appeared first on AllBusines…
    - 11 hours ago, 17 Aug 17, 8:27am -
  • new5 Gifts Every Entrepreneur Should Give Herself

    5 Gifts Every Entrepreneur Should Give Herself

    When did being an entrepreneur stop being fun? Here are five gifts to give yourself that will help you rediscover your passion and drive in business.The post 5 Gifts Every Entrepreneur Should Give Herself appeared first on AllBusiness.comThe post 5…
    - 12 hours ago, 17 Aug 17, 8:00am -
  • newYou Might Be Talking to Your Employees, But Are You Influencing Them?

    You Might Be Talking to Your Employees, But Are You Influencing Them?

    Getting your team to absorb your requests, rather than simply letting each go in one ear and out the other, starts by getting each person invested in what your business is trying to accomplish. The post You Might Be Talking to Your Employees, But Ar…
    - 12 hours ago, 17 Aug 17, 7:55am -
  • new5 Personal Branding Hacks Every Entrepreneur Should Know

    5 Personal Branding Hacks Every Entrepreneur Should Know

    All it takes is some dedication and creativity, and you can create an unstoppable, scalable brand for yourself. These five hacks will get you started.The post 5 Personal Branding Hacks Every Entrepreneur Should Know appeared first on AllBusiness.com…
    - 18 hours ago, 17 Aug 17, 1:41am -
  • Working Remotely Works: How Smart Employers Can Build Morale and Enhance Productivity

    Working Remotely Works: How Smart Employers Can Build Morale and Enhance Productivity

    Post sponsored by Rivier University. Working from home doesn’t just benefit workers; the practice can have a huge positive impact on a business’s bottom line.The post Working Remotely Works: How Smart Employers Can Build Morale and Enhance Produ…
    - 3 days ago, 14 Aug 17, 8:34am -
  • Unfold the Branding Power of the Company T-Shirt

    Unfold the Branding Power of the Company T-Shirt

    From establishing team spirit to being just plain good marketing, here's what the humble branded T-shirt can do for you and your business.The post Unfold the Branding Power of the Company T-Shirt appeared first on AllBusiness.comThe post Unfold the…
    - 3 days ago, 14 Aug 17, 8:11am -
  • What’s the Best Way to Get Customer Referrals for Your Business?

    What’s the Best Way to Get Customer Referrals for Your Business?

    Want to get more referrals from your customer? A new study reveals the referral-generation tactics that work best. The post What’s the Best Way to Get Customer Referrals for Your Business? appeared first on AllBusiness.comThe post What’s the B…
    - 6 days ago, 11 Aug 17, 8:39am -
  • Marketing Budgets: Getting Your CFO to Pay for Your Creativity

    Marketing Budgets: Getting Your CFO to Pay for Your Creativity

    Marketing budgets are often created around myths and misunderstandings that confound CFOs. Here are my favorite marketing myths and how to fix them—do any of these sound familiar?The post Marketing Budgets: Getting Your CFO to Pay for Your Creativ…
    - 6 days ago, 11 Aug 17, 8:12am -
  • 9 Online Sites to List Your Brand-New Business

    9 Online Sites to List Your Brand-New Business

    You’ve put your heart and soul into launching your small business—now you need to help customers find you. Here are nine essential places where your business should be listed.The post 9 Online Sites to List Your Brand-New Business appeared first…
    - 6 days ago, 11 Aug 17, 8:05am -
  • These 3 Business Choices Can Have a Huge Impact on Your Life and Career—What Are You Waiting For?

    These 3 Business Choices Can Have a Huge Impact on Your Life and Career—What Are You Waiting For?

    Every day, you make choices that affect the trajectory of your future career. Learn which three matter the most.The post These 3 Business Choices Can Have a Huge Impact on Your Life and Career—What Are You Waiting For? appeared first on AllBusines…
    - 8 days ago, 9 Aug 17, 11:05am -

Damsels in Success

  • Alternative Energy Advisors’ Thomas Williams and Arlen Van Draanen Welcome Partners and Clients to Wind Energy Forum

    Alternative Energy Advisors’ Thomas Williams and Arlen Van Draanen Welcome Partners and Clients to Wind Energy Forum

    AEA, Partners and Clients Discuss Wind Energy Issues and Opportunities. Thomas Williams and Arlen Van Draanen welcomed wind energy clients and partners to the Alternative Energy Advisors Wind Energy Conference in Houston, TX.  Topics covered global…
    - 2 days ago, 15 Aug 17, 8:40am -
  • Litera Redefines Advanced Server-Based Metadata Management

    Litera Redefines Advanced Server-Based Metadata Management

    Full 64-Bit Metadact®e Gets A Significant Upgrade MCLEANSVILLE, North Carolina – August 15, 2017 – Litera Corp, a global leader in document lifecycle solutions, has advanced its server-based metadata management solution, Metadact®e, with signi…
    - 2 days ago, 15 Aug 17, 8:00am -
  • Rachel: A Satilla County Novel

    Rachel: A Satilla County Novel

    Rachel is seventh in Oscar Patton’s Satilla County series, novels based on actual events and slices of south Georgia history.  With best friend Eve at her side, aspiring young Boston journalist Rachel Mellon returns “home” to Satilla County t…
    - 3 days ago, 15 Aug 17, 7:37am -
  • 360insights Adds Precima President to Board of Directors

    360insights Adds Precima President to Board of Directors

    360 extends board of directors with the addition of veteran loyalty analytics leader WHITBY, ON. (August 15, 2017) – Today 360insights, a global leader in channel management software and pioneers within the incentive and promotional analytics and i…
    - 3 days ago, 15 Aug 17, 5:50am -
  • Litera Transforms Document Automation Cloud Capabilities

    Litera Transforms Document Automation Cloud Capabilities

    Litera Upgrades innova™ to Fully Extend throughout the Entire Office 365 Platform MCLEANSVILLE, North Carolina – August 14, 2017 – Litera Corp, a global leader in document lifecycle solutions, has announced the release of its enhanced document…
    - 3 days ago, 14 Aug 17, 8:04am -
  • Nick McLoughlin Stars in Futuristic Sci-Fi Series ‘Dmacina’

    Nick McLoughlin Stars in Futuristic Sci-Fi Series ‘Dmacina’

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Acclaimed actor Nick McLoughlin has joined the cast of the upcoming science fiction series “Dmacina” from filmmaker Alex Pucci. “I’m extremely grateful to be a part of this amazing series, spearheaded by Mr. Alex Pucci…
    - 7 days ago, 10 Aug 17, 7:40am -
  • Contentverse version 10.1 Brings Major Updates Across the Board

    Contentverse version 10.1 Brings Major Updates Across the Board

    Welcome to Contentverse Version 10.1, the latest major update for the Contentverse Enterprise Content Management solution. In this update, we have included many ease-of-use changes, background enhancements to increase performance, and end user improv…
    - 8 days ago, 9 Aug 17, 11:07am -
  • Say Hello To The Ultimate Multi-Functional Sterilizing Toothbrush Station

    Say Hello To The Ultimate Multi-Functional Sterilizing Toothbrush Station

    The design team at Puretta Technology Co., LTD is excited to share the news of their official release of the Puretta Multifunctional Toothbrush Station. Bathrooms are a scary place to keep your toothbrush, even though that’s where everyone is prone…
    - 8 days ago, 9 Aug 17, 8:07am -
  • New Ultimate Pet Companion Robot Will Turn Heads and Make Your Dog Absolutely Love You.

    New Ultimate Pet Companion Robot Will Turn Heads and Make Your Dog Absolutely Love You.

    ‘Man’s Best Friend’ will soon have a new companion to play with this Fall. Introducing The Anthouse Pet Companion Robot, from the creators at Anthouse Technology Co., Ltd. The Anthouse Robot is the best and most advanced pet robot for dogs that…
    - 9 days ago, 9 Aug 17, 7:36am -
  • Author and Business Consultant D. Justhy Set to Launch ‘The Datapreneur’ Training Program Next Month

    Author and Business Consultant D. Justhy Set to Launch ‘The Datapreneur’ Training Program Next Month

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The program will teach business leaders how to use big data to drive everyday decisions while creating economic value.   AUGUST 3, 2017/ZÜRICH, Switzerland—Justhy Deva Prasad a.k.a D. Justhy, author and founder of the Data S…
    - 14 days ago, 3 Aug 17, 7:43am -

Financial Times: Business Books

For Impact Daily Nuggets

  • newYour Funding Plan Supports Your Case

    Your Funding Plan Supports Your Case

    Your funding plan should be part of your case for support. The funding plan is the HOW behind the big picture (funding) goal. And, the big picture (funding) goal is what you need to deliver your vision. So, in essence, this is HOW you will deliver on…
    - 13 hours ago, 17 Aug 17, 6:52am -
  • Simplify Your Message

    Simplify Your Message

    When we design Engagement Tools we include a ‘trimming process’ inspired by words of The Little Prince author, Antoine de Saint-Exupery: “In anything at all, perfection is finally attained not when there is no longer anything to add, but when t…
    - 1 day ago, 16 Aug 17, 12:24pm -
  • Three Types of Feedback

    Three Types of Feedback

    Thanks to Teju Ravilochan, CEO at Uncharted, for giving me a copy of Thanks for the Feedback. The Science and Art of Receiving Feedback Well (even when it is off base, unfair, poorly delivered, and frankly you’re not in the mood). Anyone that’s e…
    - 2 days ago, 15 Aug 17, 10:09am -
  • The Clueless Close

    The Clueless Close

    Of all the closes we cover, the Clueless Close has resulted in more gifts for our coaching and training alumni than all the other closes combined. It represents the EASIEST way to ask, especially if you have no idea what to ask for or you have some f…
    - 3 days ago, 14 Aug 17, 11:53am -

Harvard Business Review

SBA: Small Business Matters

  • How To Complain To Your Franchisor To Get An Issue Resolved
    Occasionally, franchise owners run into problems running their businesses.If you decide to become a franchise owner, who should you communicate with to get an issue you’re...
    - 2 days ago, 15 Aug 17, 12:54pm -
  • 5 Key Financial Tips When Starting a Business from Home
    Did you know more than 52% of all small businesses in the U.S. are home based?According to the Small Business Administration, there are more than 28 million small businesses in the United...
    - 3 days ago, 14 Aug 17, 9:22am -
  • Cultivating a Business

    Cultivating a Business

    Who doesn’t love the freshness of vine-ripened...
    - 9 days ago, 8 Aug 17, 5:35pm -
  • Training the Staff You Envision
    For small business owners, it can be difficult to find good job candidates. Small businesses often times have to compete in the job market with large employers offering an attractive menu of...
    - 9 days ago, 8 Aug 17, 3:49pm -
  • 4 Marketing Mistakes That Can Get You in Legal Trouble
    Advertising and marketing is regulated by federal law, and if you’re not on top of the regulations that apply to you, your ads could end up costing you more in fines than they bring in business....
    - 13 days ago, 4 Aug 17, 6:25pm -
  • Seniors Win in Small Business
    What’s an encore entrepreneur? It might look a lot like you.These are people who might be starting a business for the first time as they near retirement age. Or, you may be retired already...
    - 20 days ago, 28 Jul 17, 3:18pm -
  • Celebrating Our Heroes
    When President Trump asked the members of his Administration to tell him about the American heroes we have encountered in our Cabinet roles, one family instantly came to mind.Rob Leonardis...
    - 23 days ago, 25 Jul 17, 4:56pm -
  • Write an Executive Summary
    Most business owners have a general idea of the executive summary that comes with the traditional business plan.  However, in the real world, summaries come up much more often than just in the...
    - 28 days ago, 20 Jul 17, 2:55pm -
  • The Importance of Market Positioning
    It’s been several decades now since I first ran into the mental magic of marketing positioning. The diagram here shows it as presented by Philip Kotler in his text Marketing Management, which has...
    - 28 days ago, 20 Jul 17, 2:46pm -
  • Rethinking Insurance Coverage
    Like most small businesses, you probably can’t self-insure (pay for losses out of pocket) because you can’t afford the risk for substantial financial exposure. You need insurance. But you may not...
    - 35 days ago, 13 Jul 17, 12:39pm -
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Sprout Geek

  • How to Hire a Bartender for Your Restaurant or Bar?

    How to Hire a Bartender for Your Restaurant or Bar?

    The bartender you hire can bring success to your restaurant or bar. He or she also has the power to drive your business to the ground. Hiring the right bartender is very important. Yet it is not easy. In this guide, you are going to learn everything…
    - 8 May 15, 11:22am -
  • Rabbit Farming Terminologies: The Complete List for Farmers

    Rabbit Farming Terminologies: The Complete List for Farmers

    Rabbit farming terminologies is difficult for any newcomer to the industry to understand. Are you a newcomer? Don’t worry and continue scrolling. You will find a list of rabbit-related jargons that you will come across while running your rabbit far…
    - 24 Apr 15, 2:11am -
  • Accounts Receivable Financing: The Essential Guide

    Accounts Receivable Financing: The Essential Guide

    Do you want to apply for accounts receivable financing? Continue reading, and learn everything you need to know about it. Accounts receivable financing is for businesses with customers on credit terms. You can leverage it to grow your business, or to…
    - 19 Apr 15, 8:34am -
  • Restaurant Menu Makers: The Complete List for Restaurateurs

    Restaurant Menu Makers: The Complete List for Restaurateurs

    Hiring a menu designer is expensive. Want to save some money by using a restaurant menu maker instead? A menu forms the first impression of a restaurant together with the shopfront and interior. Thus, restaurant owners must not take it lightly. Other…
    - 3 Jan 15, 4:51am -
  • Restaurant Equipment Leasing: The Complete Guide for Restaurateurs

    Restaurant Equipment Leasing: The Complete Guide for Restaurateurs

    Want to make a well-informed decision on whether to take up a restaurant equipment lease? You have a growing restaurant, and you need additional equipment to support the growth. Everything seems fine now, but what if the economy turns sour and people…
    - 29 Dec 14, 1:33pm -
  • Restaurant Target Markets: The Essential List for Restaurants

    Restaurant Target Markets: The Essential List for Restaurants

    Starting a new restaurant is risky. Despite that, some restaurant owners are still able to pull it off. Do you know what makes a restaurant stands a better chance of succeeding? What factors set it apart from others? The answer is to have a good gras…
    - 22 Dec 14, 8:03am -
  • How to Improve Indoor Air Quality for Your Office?

    How to Improve Indoor Air Quality for Your Office?

    Are employees complaining about the air quality in your office? Are your team members getting runny nose while working? Are you starting to hear frequent sneezes around the office? Take prompt actions if you noticed the scenarios above happening in y…
    - 11 Dec 14, 11:46am -
  • Find the Right Online Accounting Software for Your Growing Business

    Find the Right Online Accounting Software for Your Growing Business

    Searching for the right online accounting software using a search engine like Google is incredibly frustrating. These software provides similar features. In fact, they are so similar that even after sacrificing hours of research, you will not be able…
    - 26 May 14, 12:57pm -
  • How to Hire an Accountant for Your Business?

    How to Hire an Accountant for Your Business?

    Accountants arm business owners, especially those who have zero background in accounting and finance, with the knowhow to navigate around taxes, bookkeeping, cash flow, payroll, financial risks as well as other money-related issues. Start looking for…
    - 25 Apr 14, 9:08am -
  • How to Handle An Angry Customer on the Phone?

    How to Handle An Angry Customer on the Phone?

    Every business receives customer complaints. Some of them may come through the phone. You cannot avoid handling these calls. You need to learn how to deal with them, and then educating your team with the knowledge and experience. Customers may be in…
    - 25 Nov 13, 6:40am -

strategy+business: Business Literature

  • A Goldilocks Approach to Innovation

    A Goldilocks Approach to Innovation

    Wharton professor David Robertson defines a "Third Way" of creating new products and services.
    - 16 days ago, 2 Aug 17, 1:00am -
  • Summer Reading: 10 Business Books - in Pictures

    Summer Reading: 10 Business Books - in Pictures

    A selection of books perfect for your commute -- or the beach.
    - 24 days ago, 25 Jul 17, 1:00am -
  • The Sore Loser and the Supercomputer

    The Sore Loser and the Supercomputer

    Chess champion Garry Kasparov replays his historic loss to Deep Blue to illuminate the potential of AI.
    - 30 days ago, 19 Jul 17, 1:00am -
  • The Science Behind Mental Preparation

    The Science Behind Mental Preparation

    In his engaging and original book, Psyched Up: How the Science of Mental Preparation Can Help You Succeed, Daniel McGinn takes us far beyond the clichés of yoga poses, centering exercises, and nap rooms.
    - 37 days ago, 12 Jul 17, 1:00am -
  • Woman at Work

    Woman at Work

    In her book, Own It: The Power of Women at Work, Wall Street veteran Sallie Krawcheck recalls her career and her evolution into an entrepreneur and advocate for women in the workplace.
    - 58 days ago, 21 Jun 17, 1:00am -
  • One Doctor's Take on How to Fix the Sick Healthcare System

    One Doctor's Take on How to Fix the Sick Healthcare System

    In his new book, Mistreated, Permanente Medical Group CEO Robert Pearl diagnoses the woes afflicting one of the country's largest industries.
    - 67 days ago, 12 Jun 17, 1:00am -
  • Cracking the Code of Economic Development

    Cracking the Code of Economic Development

    Public policy professor Philip Auerswald takes on "the Great Man-Machine Debate."
    - 86 days ago, 24 May 17, 1:00am -
  • Why Managers Can't Skimp on Radical Candor

    Why Managers Can't Skimp on Radical Candor

    Author Kim Scott argues that managers who care personally and challenge their team directly can improve results.
    - 17 Apr 17, 1:00am -
  • Nir Eyal's Required Reading

    Nir Eyal's Required Reading

    The author of Hooked recommends four books for the leaders of consumer companies seeking to create habit-forming products and services.
    - 8 Mar 17, 1:00am -
  • The Business of Tetris

    The Business of Tetris

    Journalist Dan Ackerman untangles the complicated history of one of the world's most popular video games.
    - 1 Mar 17, 1:00am -

Talk Business Magazine

  • new4 helpful hacks for a streamlined startup
    Starting a small business makes most of us nail-gnawingly nervous. From finances to personal health and reputation — there’s a lot more at stake when the buck stops with you. But there are modest moves you can make to mitigate risks and rise to t…
    - 9 hours ago, 17 Aug 17, 10:11am -
  • new7 ways to generate repeat business
    All businesses have a need to establish strong, mutually beneficial relationships with strategically-chosen partners. The longer these relationships last, the better. The advantages of longstanding relationships with clients, customers, supply chain…
    - 16 hours ago, 17 Aug 17, 4:02am -
  • What is the future of the iGaming industry?
    The iGaming sector is ever-changing as new legislations and jurisdictions appear, alongside the rapid technological advancements that are shaking up the way customers like to gamble online. In the last five years alone, the iGaming industry has come…
    - 1 day ago, 16 Aug 17, 11:41am -
  • How to make marketing a new business (or product) more successful
    Owning a business and/or releasing new products on the market can be very exciting. However, it can also be very time consuming. For starters, every new business and product must start building a unique brand. It is up to you to figure out how to bui…
    - 1 day ago, 16 Aug 17, 9:22am -
  • UK businesses experience a dramatic increase in health & safety fines
    A recent increase in health & safety fines for businesses has caused concern with employers across a range of different sectors. In 2016, there were 292 fines issued during the year with more than £61 million paid out in health & safety fines. This…
    - 2 days ago, 16 Aug 17, 5:27am -
  • Improve your organic ranking with these 5 SEO tips
    Every hour of every day consumers are targeting search engines like Google, Yahoo and Bing, with search terms that mean something to them in a hope of finding a suitable match that will give them a positive result. Likewise, every business wants to a…
    - 2 days ago, 16 Aug 17, 4:55am -
  • What you need to know before you invest in an 0800 number for your business
    Thinking of investing in an 0800 for your business? Well, here are a few things to consider before you do. As you’ll see, 0800 numbers can be a boon for your business for a variety of reasons: Encourage customers to contact you First and foremost,…
    - 2 days ago, 16 Aug 17, 4:04am -
  • Recycling techniques for a developing Europe
    Current research has suggested that Europe is not recycling and reusing enough of the plastic that it produces as a whole. Only 50% of Europe’s total usable plastics are sent to recycling plants to be used in the future, which means that another 50…
    - 2 days ago, 16 Aug 17, 3:49am -
  • How finding your niche can skyrocket small business success
    Try to please everybody and you end up pleasing nobody. This adage holds true in your personal life, but it also applies to business. It’s especially pertinent for smaller businesses that are striving to make their mark – or even enough cash to k…
    - 2 days ago, 15 Aug 17, 11:32am -
  • Top ways your business might be wasting time and resources
    Businesses are constantly looking for ways to be leaner, but at the same time, they tend to have ingrained processes in place that are the enemy of efficiency. It can be easy to remedy the problem of inefficiency, but at times tough to identify it. T…
    - 2 days ago, 15 Aug 17, 9:58am -

The Fast Track

  • newWhy You Don’t Need AI for Your Project Management

    Why You Don’t Need AI for Your Project Management

    Should you jump on the AI bandwagon? Not necessarily.Get the whole story and more on The Fast Track
    - 12 hours ago, 17 Aug 17, 8:00am -
  • Gartner: 7 Digital Disruptions That May Surprise You

    Gartner: 7 Digital Disruptions That May Surprise You

    Analyst firm Gartner advises on the best way to predict and evaluate the next big disruptions.Get the whole story and more on The Fast Track
    - 2 days ago, 15 Aug 17, 8:00am -
  • Is the Productivity Drought Actually Almost Over?

    Is the Productivity Drought Actually Almost Over?

    There has been a ton of news coverage lately regarding the global productivity drought. But per a new report, the 10-year drought is actually almost over.Get the whole story and more on The Fast Track
    - 7 days ago, 10 Aug 17, 8:00am -
  • Why Finance Pros Are Ideally Suited for Technology Jobs

    Why Finance Pros Are Ideally Suited for Technology Jobs

    Employees with financial backgrounds are flooding the tech industry. Surprisingly, this curious transition works!Get the whole story and more on The Fast Track
    - 9 days ago, 8 Aug 17, 8:00am -
  • New Study: Make IT Your Ally in Innovation

    New Study: Make IT Your Ally in Innovation

    A new IDEO study found that one commonality of innovative companies is comfort in challenging the status quo. Get the whole story and more on The Fast Track
    - 14 days ago, 3 Aug 17, 8:00am -
  • Gartner: CEOs Focus on Digital Business Growth

    Gartner: CEOs Focus on Digital Business Growth

    A new Gartner survey found that CEOs are intent on building up in-house technology and digital capabilities.Get the whole story and more on The Fast Track
    - 16 days ago, 1 Aug 17, 8:00am -
  • The Secret to Influencing Others: Interview with Stacey Hanke

    The Secret to Influencing Others: Interview with Stacey Hanke

    Even if you’re the smartest person in the room, your influence may be much worse than you believe. Rethinking how to interact with others is the first step toward improved clout.Get the whole story and more on The Fast Track
    - 21 days ago, 27 Jul 17, 8:00am -
  • How to Elevate Your Customers’ Experience: Advice from Business Leaders

    How to Elevate Your Customers’ Experience: Advice from Business Leaders

    In a world full of endless choices, offering a good product or service only gets you so far. We've pulled together valuable insights from business leaders to help keep your customers coming back for...Get the whole story and more on The Fast Track
    - 23 days ago, 25 Jul 17, 8:00am -
  • A Critical Element Is Missing From Customer Experience

    A Critical Element Is Missing From Customer Experience

    Giving workers the tools and authority to solve problems as they arise is a critical component of a good customer experience, a new study shows.Get the whole story and more on The Fast Track
    - 28 days ago, 20 Jul 17, 8:00am -
  • How to Successfully Pitch a No-Code Platform to IT

    How to Successfully Pitch a No-Code Platform to IT

    Fueling innovation at all levels of a company is a powerful way to help drive business success to new heights. So why are the tools to enable it often kept out of reach, and what can you do to change...Get the whole story and more on The Fast Track
    - 30 days ago, 18 Jul 17, 8:00am -

The Startup Toolkit Blog

  • Unconditionals

    Unconditionals

    What’s the bit of your business you’d never give up? The reason you started it in the first place? The impact, the vision, the lifestyle, the invention, the team, or whatever else. That’s your unconditional. When you hit a wall and need to chan…
    - 95 days ago, 15 May 17, 6:59am -
  • High stakes learning

    High stakes learning

    I recently took a sailing course with 5 other people and they all came out of it worthless, whereas I learned to sail. We all had the same teacher and experiences. Why the different outcomes? Talking to them, each had an excuse as to why the course d…
    - 3 Feb 17, 4:00am -
  • The business part of social & lifestyle businesses

    The business part of social & lifestyle businesses

    I’m sitting in an island hut in paradise, Thailand, listening to the owner yell at his staff (bamboo walls don’t block sound) that he needs to make more money or he’s going to have to close it all down and everyone loses their job. This is part…
    - 1 Feb 17, 5:00am -
  • Losing while being right, winning while being wrong

    Losing while being right, winning while being wrong

    The fact that you won at russian roulette doesn’t mean playing it was a good decision. On the flip side, you can lose a hand of poker and still know you made the right call. In other words, wild success does not justify idiotic behaviour and failur…
    - 30 Jan 17, 4:00am -
  • Accidental charlatans

    Accidental charlatans

    A bug fell into my beer just now. I fished it out and moved on. But I’m sure from his perspective, that was the formative experience of his (or her, I didn’t check) life. He’ll return to his bug tribe as some sort of local celebrity. One of the…
    - 27 Jan 17, 6:00am -
  • Please stop doing custdev about stuff you could have googled

    Please stop doing custdev about stuff you could have googled

    A founder wants to make better music education app. With so many potential instruments to teach, the founder decides to start with just one (this is right) and then decides to talk to customers to figure out exactly which to pick first (this is wrong…
    - 25 Jan 17, 6:00am -
  • Non-traditional exits: taking money off the table, startup-to-startup mergers, business processes, equity swapping

    Non-traditional exits: taking money off the table, startup-to-startup mergers, business processes, equity swapping

    Startup success isn’t quite as binary as it first seems. Beyond the standard acquisitions, plus the classic option of earning profits to pay dividends, you’ve got a couple other ways to get paid. As the business matures, founders are permitted (…
    - 23 Jan 17, 6:00am -
  • Half-built houses and doing something people don’t get

    Half-built houses and doing something people don’t get

    Some years ago, throughout the poorer parts of Grand Bahama, inland from the beaches and resorts, you’d pass scraggly plots of land featuring sad-looking, half-collapsed houses, all a jumble of bare cinderblock and rebar. At least, that’s what it…
    - 20 Jan 17, 6:00am -
  • Default culture, contagious culture

    Default culture, contagious culture

    If, as I once did, you see culture as fluffy nonsense, then you’ll end up with a default culture that you didn’t choose and don’t want. In practice, this is about as good as giving up control over day-to-day operations of your company. Default…
    - 18 Jan 17, 6:00am -
  • Surplus time

    Surplus time

    While most folks invest to beat inflation’s 6% (or whatever) each year, Mark Cuban suggests sitting on a large pile of cash and accepting that you’re going to lose some each year. The reasoning is that even very super-rich folks have trouble gett…
    - 17 Jan 17, 8:41am -
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