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What Does It Take to be a “Best-Led” Company?
I spend a lot of time speaking and writing about the lessons I’ve learned as a leader, offering up my experiences as examples of the…
Negotiation. It Might Not Be What You Think.
Robben Island, South Africa. For decades, it was home to one of the most brutal, unforgiving prisons – a place that political prisoners were shipped…
Going Against the Grain. And Why It’s Often Necessary.
“How can you be sure?” “You’re betting this is what consumers want.” “That’s not what experienced industry experts would do.” Doubts and doubters. I wrote a…
Risk, Reward or Both?
If you’ve watched “Shark Tank,” you know that moment – when the panelists have just made their offer and the entrepreneurs have to decide, on the…
Get Going and Disrupt Already
Over the years, I’ve witnessed countless entrepreneurs disrupting established industries. And while it may be surprising to some, the most innovative thinking often comes from…
My Favorite Piece of Steve Jobs Wisdom? Trust That the Dots in Your Life Will Connect
Entrepreneurs come in many forms – each with different origin stories that led to the founding of their companies. Some look for white space in a…
You’re Good Enough, Smart Enough and Doggone It, People Like You
‘I’m good enough, I’m smart enough, and doggone it, people like me,’ That mantra was introduced into popular culture by a 1990s “Saturday Night Live”…
Starting a Company – and Why Not Having ALL The Answers Is Better
“Just start. Because you will never succeed if you don’t.” I’ve given this advice countless times when I see future entrepreneurs hesitating on taking the…
When You Have Options, You Can Weather Any Storm
Options. What so many forget to make sure they have. In life – and in business. I learned that lesson the hard way about ten…
The #1 Lesson I Learned from My Mom – And That I’m Passing on to My Kids
2020 was a year that made us all stop and think. For me, I thought a lot about fear. About family. And about being a…