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This week in history – Firsts

Sometimes it’s inspirational to take a few minutes and think about notable things that have happened in history.  When something broke through and become a ‘first’. In June this past summer, the US Patent and Trademark office issued their 10 millionth utility patent.  In 2017 alone there were almost 350,000 patents granted.    The entrepreneurial spirit […]

What do you need to stop doing?

    If you start reading a lot of business books you’ll quickly notice that there are common themes and ideas that come up over and over. As an example – Patrick Lencioni writes a lot about the power of vulnerability based leadership, which is also a central theme in Extreme Ownership (by Jocko Willink […]

Do You Deliver on Your Promise?

Just do what you say.  It seems like a simple request, but we all know in business and in life that is much easier to say than consistently do.  There’s a KC area business, Grandma’s Catering currently running a radio spot that speaks to this idea of delivery on your promise.  Their promise is “100 […]

Business Lessons from Shoe Dog?

   When you think of Nike, you probably think of their cutting edge (and sometimes controversial) ads. Or you think of the high-profile athletes who are paid to represent them. Or maybe, if you’re more financially-minded, you think about their (approximate as of this time) $136 Billion market cap. And it’s exactly those lofty heights […]

5 Key Business Lessons from a Non-Profit Event

     This past Sunday a young non-profit, Hear 2 help held its biggest event to date. Hear 2 help is a non-profit established in 2017 to help fund the expense of hearing aids and other amplification equipment for kids who may otherwise go without.  The fundraising event was the culmination of over 9 months […]

A Leader’s Guide: Diagnosing Negotiations Skills Deficiency in Sales

      This is a guest post from Mike Milich – founder of SwiftNegotia and the guy you want to know if you’re doing any serious (big dollar) negotiations.  Mike was generous enough to share the following post – and it’s a great way to quickly diagnose if there’s a lack of skills problem […]