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A Vivid Vision Perfect Future

by admin on September 19, 2016

Tweet I’ve worked with a lot of young, ambitious entrepreneurs in my time as a business coach and mentor. They are a diverse group, from tech savvy Silicon Valley insiders to master sommeliers. They’ve wanted a lot of different things, from more press to a better corporate culture. But underneath it all, they’ve all really ...

Where Does Your COO Learn to Grow Your Company ?

by admin on August 31, 2016

Tweet Check out the COO Alliance – the exclusive brain trust for 2nds in command…   Check out the COO Alliance – the exclusive brain trust for 2nds in command…...

Learn From Yourself First…

by admin on April 05, 2016

Tweet Before you blame someone else.  Before you blame the market.  Before you blame the economy.  Before you give all the reasons why someone or something else was at fault, my favorite trait of top leaders, is their ability to blame themselves first. Introspection – is the examination of your own contribution to the problem. ...

Entrepreneurs Start Asking The Right Questions

by admin on March 14, 2016

Tweet   A few years ago one of my mentors was telling me about a story at Starbucks. He was a Senior VP at Starbucks reporting into Howard Schultz. Years earlier, Howard had called my mentor on his cell phone and asked ‘Why is the letter B not working on the signage at the 50th ...

Profit Sharing Works…

by admin on March 31, 2015

Tweet If you’re running a wildly successful and profitable business don’t hide it.  I talked to a business owner from Las Vegas once and he was nervous to let his employees know how much money he was making.  He said, “Oh no, I wouldn’t want them to know how much money I make.”  I said, ...

Here is Why the Smartest CEOs Act Like the Dumbest People In The Room

by admin on January 10, 2015

Tweet The smartest CEOs are vulnerable, open to hearing what they don’t know, and are always trying to learn.  They show up asking more questions than any one else.  They are OK with feeling stupid, because they know by learning, they’ll come out ahead.   FAR ahead of those who think they know it all, or ...

Entrepreneurs — Start Asking The Right Questions

by admin on August 20, 2013

Tweet   A few years ago one of my mentors was telling me about a story at Starbucks. He was a Senior VP at Starbucks reporting into Howard Schultz. Years earlier, Howard had called my mentor and asked ‘Why is the letter B not working on the signage at the 50th & Wallingford location’ in ...

Do NOT Read My Book Double Double…

by admin on February 21, 2013

Tweet   I just realized that CEOs are nuts.  OK, I’ve known that for a long time, but I mean we’re nuts in the way we quickly send out emails to our whole company saying “Hey, everyone, read this book…  When what we really mean is, I was browsing through this book on the plane, ...

How to Write A Book That Sells in Airports

by admin on March 01, 2012

Tweet Since publishing Double Double in April 2011, I’ve been getting quite a few questions from CEOs or business people who also want to write their own book.  So, instead of answering them all one at a time going forward, I figured I’d blog about it. Here is how I wrote mine – it may ...

Do You Already Know Everything?

by admin on September 12, 2011

Tweet Many organizations have been set up globally to support and foster entrepreneurial growth. Organizations such as Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO), Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) and Vistage all have ‘forum’ programs. Members join forums of eight to twelve other non-competing entrepreneurs who then meet monthly in a confidential setting to assist each other in growing their ...

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