Leave home and be a quitter

My travels have allowed me to mingle and study with many incredibly brilliant entrepreneurs and thought leaders in our society. Many of these leaders and entrepreneurs share some similar characteristics that have made them who they are today. I’d like to share a few of these common characteristics with a focus towards the younger demographic…

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Don’t trust business model over 30

Listen up! If you know that I’m quoting Jack Weinberg, when he stated ‘Don’t trust anyone over 30’ back in the turbulent, colorful 1960’s, you could be an individual that has been in a business or an industry for a significant time at this point of your life’s adventure. The point being, I know without…

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Happiness is a dry Martini

‘I’ve seen a million faces and I’ve rocked them all’. That line of creative lyric genius from the song ‘Wanted Dead or Alive’, first sung by Jon Bon Jovi in 1986, echoes the pure enjoyment this performer has when he’s on stage.  You must understand that whether you are the president of the company or…

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Eyes wide shut

The reality = No business or industry can rely on what has worked in the past to bring them economic success in the present and future. The problem = Far too many ‘yes men’ and ‘yes women’ in power positions, including management and middle management have drank the company kool-aid. Many of these individuals have…

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Hawaiian Punch

I love my work. Not a day goes by that I’m not inspired by the intrigue of what may be next in our rapidly changing business world. My curiosity travels with me no matter where I may be. My wife Karen and I have just returned from a wonderful trip to the Hawaiian Islands. We…

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Licence To Thrill – Business 007 Style

James Bond, love him or hate him, that British spy has style, confidence, awareness and other attributes that all align making his image memorable and unique. I believe successful businesses share many of the same elements that make up the character of Mr. Bond, James Bond. I also believe if you take your business far…

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Playing it safe in business

Forget what you learned in the text book, four walled, puppy mill called higher education, and don’t begin to take the advice of business generations past, including your parents and other so called authorities of playing it by the book. If you really want to succeed in today’s business world but are holding onto business…

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That’s what he said

Every generation has their own group of personal mind leaders, those brilliant souls that teach us, mentor us and guide us, as we fly our flags of entrepreneurial spirit in business and life. I am blessed to have a number of these individuals that have been an impactful influence on my culture of being. The…

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Hot new models!

Business models, of course. Business models in the now economy are changing faster than the breakfast menus at your local fast food restaurants. The challenge for today’s retailers is to accept the new retail revolution and become the chameleons they will have to be in order to succeed. This does mean embracing the change of…

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Even a dog can wag its tail

It’s tough out there, business is hard, and things aren’t what they used to be. I can’t find the right staff or seem to keep good talent. Just a sampling of the words I hear echoed by so many souls so frequently. So many questions come to my mind to ask the leaders and decision…

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