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Jul 31, 2012

What would the world look like if businesses led a purpose driven life rather than focusing solely on shareholder value?

Many books exhort you to live a purpose driven life. But the notion of trying to lead a purpose driven business is rarely discussed outside faith....More
Jul 30, 2012

Want a great blog? Should you stop caring or stop being afraid?

I’ve read several great posts over the last month that all address the theme that you need to ‘stop caring’ in order for your blog to grow and....More
Jul 30, 2012

Would you like to write better than you normally do?

Writing and maintaining a well-read blog is a great way for technology entrepreneurs to build their brand and their business. Alas, it’s common that....More
Jul 26, 2012

SayDoCo: Say what you will do, do what you say, and communicate when you can’t.

What is holding back the performance of your teams? Do you have a culture of accountability and an expectation that people will do what they say?....More
Jul 26, 2012

Have you and your business partners asked each other the hard questions about what will happen if you break up?

Many, many business owners I know have had at least one failed partnership in the past. Relationships are messy. That’s just how the world works. You....More
Jul 26, 2012

Focus on maximizing strengths rather than obsessively worrying about weaknesses.

What is your biggest strength? What is your biggest weakness? Do you have them in mind? Now ponder this question. What’s more likely to make you as....More
Jul 15, 2012

You’re not as important as you think you are. Disconnected downtime is crucial.1

Most of us take vacation. We’ve read countless articles telling us how important it is. We all know that it’s not great to be tied to our devices....More
Jun 30, 2012

Does dot com have to be available when picking a name for your new business?

Conventional wisdom says that grabbing the dot com is essential when entrepreneurs start a new business. I’ve long thought this was true. It might....More
Jun 29, 2012

30 hour salaried work weeks plus paid over time would solve many problems that are common in consulting and professional service jobs.

What could work and life be like if we didn’t spend the super majority of our time consumed in our careers? This blog post won’t solve world peace or....More
Jun 25, 2012

Great interview questions that might help your professional development even if you’re not looking for a job.

I think most companies are pretty OK in figuring out of the person they are speaking with has the base level of technical skills they need to get the....More
Jun 21, 2012

Asking the right question at the right time is an art form.

The right question at the right time can have a huge impact on someone’s life. I’ve come to believe that questions tend to be more interested than....More
Jun 16, 2012

Culture might be the most important and least talked about aspect of building successful business.

Shared culture and vision within a team and its leaders might be the single most important thing that determines the long term success of a company....More
Jun 11, 2012

Reflections on taking Joseph to #SQLSat121 Philadelphia1

This blog covers leadership and entrepreneurism. What better place to start than in the home? My kids are 11 and 9. They have plenty of time to....More
Jun 05, 2012

Help your team come up with solutions. Don’t simply solve their problems.

What happens if you are a manager or leader when someone on your team comes to you seeking a solution a problem? Do you solve it or help them to come....More
Jun 05, 2012

You may never be a tax expert… but never rely on just your CPA to maximize deductions and tax breaks.

I’ve been in business for myself for more than a decade and have used a CPA to assist me with my taxes for much of that time. However, over the years....More
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