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Is your business setting you free?

As we get ready to celebrate Independence Day it reminds me how much the idea of freedom is wrapped up into being an entrepreneur. Think about all the reasons why someone starts a business: The opportunity to make more money – especially in the long term The opportunity to start keeping more of the money […]

Are Foggy Lenses Limiting Your Business?

You never know what you might discern during a good father-daughter project.  Here’s something that came to me in a recent project of my own. In life and business we all can be impacted by foggy lenses.     In the early 1990’s the auto industry started switching from glass lens headlights to plastic lens covers.  […]

Key Lessons from The CEO Next Door

The CEO Next Door is a new book written by Elena Botelho, Kim Powell and Tahl Raz and unlike many leadership books, it’s based on a lot of hardcore research which leads to some interesting insights about what it takes to be an effective CEO / Business Leader. Botelho and Powell have done an in-depth […]

Filling Needs and Exceeding Expectations

The following isn’t meant to be a product endorsement, but an example of one company that both filled a need and exceeded expectations.   Hopefully it will challenge you to look at your products or services in a similar light and ask similar questions. As technology continues to change at break neck speeds, we’re led to […]

An MTP for Your ExO? Wait… what?

The world has changed immensely in the last 20 years.  Think about it this way – in September of 1998, 20 years ago, 2 guys with laptops founded Google.  They reached a $1 Billion market capitalization in about 8 years and Google is currently worth over $700 Billion…! To put that in perspective – historically […]

Parkinson’s Law, Productivity and Summer Hours…

It’s likely that you’re familiar with the experience of having a burst of productivity right before leaving town on vacation.  Knowing that you only have a couple of days to get a lot of stuff done, miraculously decisions are made, your focus improves and action items start disappearing like cold drinks at a summer barbecue. […]