Build a Business Around Customer Pain

An entrepreneur I met recently demonstrated a product to me that she was having trouble selling.  For the sake of anonymity, we’ll call her Sharon, and let’s say she was…

You Are Not Your Resume

One of my colleagues, Chris, was laid-off from his job in the hospitality industry about a year ago.  It pretty much crushed his soul. After a year of finding no…

Confessions of a Snooze Addict

I’ll admit it.  I am a recovering snooze addict.  I was addicted to staying in bed, wrapped up in its warmth.  But it was always temporary, and it was never…

What Artists Can Learn From Justin Bieber About Social Media Marketing

I don’t know a single Justin Bieber song, nor do I associate with anyone who knows a Justin Bieber song. I’m just not in that demographic. Yet I know he…

Facebook and Occam’s Razor

Every month or two, the employees at Facebook run what are known as Hackathons. For 24 hours straight, all the participants try to work on a new project that could…

Volunteering Is Good For Business

According to the book, “Millionaire Mindset” (Thomas J. Stanley) – as well as other books about how millionaires think – most millionaires are very charitable, sit on the committee of…

10 Productivity Tips for Solopreneurs

Solopreneurs by definition work alone.  They are the masters of their domain.  They take orders from no one, and they give orders to no one.  They are 100% accountable for…

Learn-On-Demand

I love books, and I love learning in a classroom setting, but with time and money being finite, I’d rather learn-on-demand. If I need figure out how to add a…

The Age of Personal Accountability

Be accountable for… the credit card debts you’ve accumulated and haven’t paid off the mortgage for the oversized house you cannot afford gambling your money on the stock market when…

12 Ways Businesses & Entrepreneurs Can Give Thanks

Volunteering and giving to charities are good for businesses and entrepreneurs, especially for their brand. It’s also good karma in general.  Your community is the reason why your business exists….

The Habit of Completion

In the movie, “The King’s Speech” (dir. Tom Hooper), the speech therapist (Geoffrey Rush) provides the stuttering King George VI (Colin Firth) with a set of exercises to keep his…

Be an Artist, Not a Tourist

When I used to work at a camera store, I would be dumbfounded by the number of people that would buy cameras and lenses worth thousands of dollars, but would…


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