Monthly Archives: August 2013

Good Relationships, Not Just Good Deals

You don’t need to be ruthless to be successful in business. Business is mainly about buying cheap and selling at a higher price. It’s hardly ruthless and essentially boils downs to a series of transparent and honest transactions. Yet the … Continue reading

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Business Lessons From The Godfather

The Godfather is chock full of great advice, and there’s lots to learn from the themes of this classic film. Check out some of the best business lessons from The Godfather, or otherwise you might be (metaphorically) sleeping with the … Continue reading

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Faster, Better and More

The trifecta of competition: Faster than the other guy. Faster to the market, faster to respond, faster to get the user up to speed. Better than the other guy. Better productivity, better story, better impact. and More. More for your … Continue reading

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Initiative isn’t given, you take it

The amazing thing is that unlike taking an apple or a chocolate bar, there’s no loss to the rest of us. After you take it, we all benefit

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Treat different customers differently

This is difficult if you also insist on treating every customer the same. Or treating every customer the best, which is a better way to describe a similar idea. No, the only way you can treat different customers differently is … Continue reading

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Where do ideas come from?

1. Ideas don’t come from watching television 2. Ideas sometimes come from listening to a lecture 3. Ideas often come while reading a book 4. Good ideas come from bad ideas, but only if there are enough of them 5. … Continue reading

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I spread your idea because…

Ideas spread when people choose to spread them. Here are some reasons why: 1….I spread your idea because it makes me feel generous. 2….because I feel smart alerting others to what I discovered. 3….because I care about the outcome and … Continue reading

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Easy to type

“You are right. I screwed up. I’m sorry.” It goes a long way.

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There is no map, draw your own map

Being an entrepreneur is like being an artist. For you to be creative all you need is a blank sheet and a brush. There is no map, you draw your own map. You write your own narrative. Half the time … Continue reading

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If You Are Going To Fail, Fail Forward

Vincent Van Gogh failed as an art dealer, flunked his entrance exam to theology school, and was fired by the church after an ill-fated attempt at missionary work. In fact, during his life, he seldom experienced anything other than failure … Continue reading

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