Leadership Thinking

Some years ago a magazine pictured a man staring out of a window; the caption read: “Why does this company pay this man $100,000 to look out a window?” The answer: Because the lifeblood of any organization lies in ideas and creative thinking. Thinking is powerful. Flying a plane, air conditioning, cell phones, vaccines, the…

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Flappy Bird Can Ruin Your Life

As Dong Nguyen, creator of the wildly popular game “Flappy Bird” has followed through on his promise to remove it from both iTunes and google Play, I’m reminded that being an entrepreneur straddles the fence of success and complete failure. And, by complete failure, I mean not just financial failure. I include the other components of…

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Reviewing Your Goals

Many people they start the year off properly – setting short-term goals and objectives – and with the best of intentions. And then life gets in the way. You’ve probably all experienced this same problem. Sometimes business issues are really difficult to deal with. Sometimes it’s family issues that come up. Your attention, your time,…

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2013 in Review

Hello All! As the 2013 year begins to wind down, I’m reminded of the things that I set out to accomplish and the things I did not. It is a time of reflection; one in which I can choose to dwell on the failings or learn from the bumps in the road. Today, I’m choosing…

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For Author Entrepreneurs

To paraphrase from the Tale of Two Cities: “It is the best of times and it is the worst of times.” We live in a period of history when the lines between technology, information access, business expertise and customer expectations have blurred or been obliterated. The good news is that this unprecedented confluence has enabled individuals…

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The Secret Process Of Successful Entrepreneurs

This message is for those people who have either: decided to start their venture; are seeking to take your venture to a new level; or have reached a plateau and don’t know how to take the next step in your venture. In all these situations, you’re probably excited – or frustrated – and want to…

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Thanksgiving History and Observation

Good day to you! As we approach Thanksgiving day here in the United States, I wanted to reacquaint myself with the facts and fiction of this holiday. I was astounded by what I discovered. For those of you who are not in the United States, I appreciate your indulgence. In September 1620, a small ship…

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How To Make Right Choices

Whether you’re starting your business (or when you’ve got a business going, or growing or stagnating) you’ll always have to make choices. Choices about: marketing, spending money, business strategy, personnel, sales, making money, answering phones, making money, selecting activities, choosing resources. The list goes on and on. Oh, and did I mention choosing how to…

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5 Activities to Get Found Online

Getting your website found online can be tricky but it is the most important aspect to you and your business having success online. Yes, a great website is important however, if nobody sees your website then what good is a great website? Your website is only as valuable as the users who use it. I…

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Social Entrepreneurship

  Social entrepreneurship is the “darling” term being bandied about today. But what is it? And how does that apply to the micro-entrepreneur? Well wikipedia describes it as follows: Social entrepreneurship is the process of pursuing suitable solutions to social problems. More specifically, social entrepreneurs adopt a mission to create and sustain social value. They pursue…

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