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Critical Success Factor… Are you having Fun?

If you’re a business owner, there are a lot of tangible things you have to think about if you want to be successful. You need to be profitable – which means you have a handle on your costs and that you have a pretty good idea of how to sell. You need to be able […]

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 […]

3 Things Your Business Can Learn from Seinfeld’s ‘Soup Nazi’

Sometimes when you channel surf late at night you get lucky…and you run across a great Seinfeld rerun. Last night I happened to catch ‘The Soup Nazi’ episode – which if you happen to be one of the small number of people who hasn’t seen it, is about an amazing new soup restaurant that’s opened […]

3 Business Lessons from Usain Bolt

Photo by Nick J Webb The Olympics Games in London have come to a close. As with every Olympics there are magical moments of greatness that inspire you and moments that tear at your emotions when you know an athlete has put every ounce of their heart and soul into their event but on that […]

Why “The Experience” trumps “The Product”

Bon Appétit! This week kicks off Restaurant Week in several cities across the country, including Kansas City. It is a great opportunity for restaurants to showcase their cuisine and entice food lovers to get out of the house and try a new establishment or revisit an old favorite. In the KC metro, this annual event […]

Lessons from The Last Lecture–A book Review

"Remember, the brick walls are there for a reason. The brick walls are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something. The brick walls are there to stop the people who don’t want it badly enough."   – Randy Pausch, The […]