Articles on: Book review

How do you know if you have a great culture?

Do you have a great team?  How do know? In his recent book The Culture Code, author Daniel Coyle suggests a pretty simple test to tell whether or not you’ve got a healthy culture that’s supporting a high performance team.  The suggestion actually comes from one of the many great teams that he studied as […]

Are you thinking in Moments?

Sometimes an idea comes along that changes how you think about things… Brothers Chip Heath and Dan Heath are research driven academics who have written some remarkable books over the last 10 years and their latest book is no exception.  The authors of Made to Stick, Decisive and Switch have turned their attention to a […]

Wealth Building? Check out Every Family’s Business…

As a business owner, are you in business to create wealth or are you trying to create some kind of family legacy? Far too many businesses, especially family businesses get bogged down with the idea that their business MUST span generations and be a legacy for younger generations. The reality is that very few businesses […]

Thoughts on ‘Solve For Happy’

Over the last few years, there’s been a lot of discussion about the concept of Happiness.  From a business perspective, my first exposure to the science behind the study of happiness was in references from Tony Hsieh (CEO of Zappos) in his book Delivering Happiness.  In fact, Tony and his team at Zappos so believe in […]

Want to Succeed and Scale? Simplify…!

I really enjoyed learning physics back in high school and college. You could take a relatively complex situation and predict what would happen – with a few assumptions, some clear laws and principles and some higher end math, you could figure out exactly how far that 10 lb. cannonball would fly out of a cannon…or […]

If you don’t prioritize your life, someone else will…

Do you ever feel like there’s not enough time in the day and that you’ve definitely got more to do than you’ll ever be able to get done?  Do you feel overwhelmed? Are you spending time on stuff that’s ultimately not important?  Or maybe on stuff that’s really not important to you, but you’re working […]