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Hey, Would-be Entrepreneur! Where’s The Fire In Your Belly?

Hey, Would-be Entrepreneur! Where’s The Fire In Your Belly?

True entrepreneurs don’t start companies just because they want to. Nor do they launch their project because they think it’ll be cool, or because they figure, “Hey, let’s give it a shot!”
Hard Work Is Overrated

Hard Work Is Overrated

If you know me at all, you’ll read the title of this post and instantly jump up from your seat. You’ll point your finger at the screen, arm arrow-straight, and shout out at the top of your voice: “FRAUD!”...
Equipping Young Leaders to Change the World [Video]

Equipping Young Leaders to Change the World [Video]

What happens when you take two of the most energetic, passionate people ever and get them talking about equipping young leaders to change the world right now, today? Well, it’s a lot like throwing gasoline on a fire –...
Why Your Company’s Social Media Efforts Are Failing

Why Your Company’s Social Media Efforts Are Failing

Finally – finally! – most larger companies are at least dabbling in social media. In fact, a trend I’ve noticed over the past year is that many big firms are playing catch up, or trying to.
10 Tips From The Business Heretic’s Handbook

10 Tips From The Business Heretic’s Handbook

What, you didn’t know there was a handbook for business heretics? Oh. How awkward that nobody told you. Well, let’s rectify that now, starting with this post. Here are ten tips to help familiarize you with some of the...
Kids Matter. We Can Help. Let’s Do It!

Kids Matter. We Can Help. Let’s Do It!

Remember when you were a kid and you thought anything was possible? You know, before all the well-intended grownups in your life taught you to be realistic?
Dear Managers, You’re Screwed. Here’s Why.

Dear Managers, You’re Screwed. Here’s Why.

Losing the Talent War. Dear Enterprise Leader, I’ve got some terrible news for you. Your best talent isn’t good enough to compete. Better talent is at work right across town, in an over-crowded garage at the house of some...
Why Every Organization Needs Some Misfits

Why Every Organization Needs Some Misfits

Over the past two months or so, I’ve been playing around a lot on Google Plus – more on that, and on our amazing mentor Elaine Lindsey, in an upcoming post. For now, let’s leave it at this: to...
We The Owners

We The Owners

Not long ago, my friend James decided to sell his software company and retire to Naples, FL. That’s nothing new; the event alone certainly doesn’t deserve a unique blog post. Naples is to vacationing and retired CEOs what Beverly...
The CEO Challenge

The CEO Challenge

We’ve been paying our CEOs like celebrities for about thirty years now. It’s a failed experiment for the same reason that paying real celebrities (movie stars and star athletes) has failed: one person cannot save any endeavor by themselves.