Discipline Equals Freedom – A Winning Equation

It’s one of those counterintuitive ideas that when you first think about it might not make sense. Discipline equals Freedom.  It’s one of the key principles for success highlighted in the fantastic leadership book ‘Extreme Ownership’ written by a couple of Navy SEALs last year. But it’s not a new idea. Aristotle said it this […]

Why Blogging Makes Good Business Sense

As the story often goes, it all happened mostly by accident. 20 yrs ago Jorn Barger coined a term “weblog” as he was writing his Robot Wisdom articles and then logging them on the web.  It was a “web log.”   A couple years later, as more of a joke, Peter Merholz broke the word into […]

What is your business worth?

A client of ours was approached recently with an offer to buy out part of their business (their business is structured with 2 distinct parts to it, so this is a possibility for them).  At this point, it’s impossible to tell if it’s a legitimate offer that will hold up or just a fleeting thought […]

Healthy, Wealthy and Wise – 3 Ideas…

Tim Ferriss (author of the 4-Hour Workweek, 4-Hour Body and 4-Hour Chef) released his latest book – Tools of Titans, about a year ago and he structured the format of this massive resource around the inspiration of Benjamin Franklin and his quote: “Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.” […]

Playing your way to success – the Crazy 8’s of Business…!

On a personal note, I would like to dedicate this post to my Uncle Al Robke who recently played his last hand on earth, may he rest in peace.  The earliest playing cards date back to around 1000 A.D., originating in China, before spreading into Europe and beyond.  The oldest known 52 card deck is […]

Are you pushing for ‘Simple’ in your business?

Take a minute and think about your average work-day.  How many meetings do you have?  How many discussions (planned or unplanned)? How many different topics do you touch on in a typical day?  If you’re like most business owners or professionals, you’re dealing with a lot of ideas, concepts, and personalities. Unless you’re doing something […]