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Five Hard Truths About Starting a Business

Last year, I sold my stake in a successful, growing business and launched out on my own. It was a good decision I do not regret, but it wasn’t without risk. It’s exciting to be your own boss and run your own business, but it’s also hard work. Anyone who tells you different is just […]

Heroes, Finding Mentors and Getting Good

If you want to get good at something, you need to do three things. Learn.With all the books, articles, podcasts, conferences and courses to you, you’ve got plenty of opportunities. Practice.Knowledge alone won’t make you an expert – you’ve got to practice and this is hard work. Get a coach.Even with knowledge and practice, you’re missing the secret […]

Behind the Startup – Building a Team

This is the third post in the series.  First, we talked about choosing a name.  Then, I shared the struggle of building a brand.  In this post, I’ll introduce you to the team. You can go to Barnes and Noble and buy books on entrepreneurship. You can take an online course on how to launch […]

12 Things You Must Clarify for Your Organization

If you lead an organization of any kind, you’re the Chief Clarity Officer.  Here are 12 things you must clarify. Mission – Why do we exist? Too many organizations have no why, a weak why or a fuzzy. Clarify this first or nothing else matters. Vision – Where are we going?  While you’re always striving […]