Entries tagged "Execution"

In the world, there are certain immutable physical laws. We  all know them.  You know, you’ve got your Newton’s Law of Gravity, your  Einstein’s Theory of Relativity, Moore’s Law…and now there’s Mr Cranky's Theorem of Agita and Angst. Newton – What goes up will come down Einstein – E = mc2 Moore – Computing performance will double every 2 Read More

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There are more than a few false beleifs that first time founders painfully learn are not true. Here are five lessons that are more easily learned in print than in practice. 1.    Pursue Your Passion – Pursue your passion as long as you are a multi-millionaire or your passion is bankable. If Read More

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I hate to cut the lawn, so I don’t do it.  Here’s why: I spend a couple of hours and the lawn looks great for a day or two.  Yet in a week, I know I’m going to get out there again, sweat my butt off with the gnats, mosquitos Read More

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If leaders could only see ourselves through the eyes of others, we might understand why a recent Conference Board study found that less than 1/2 of US workers are happy with their jobs. It’s easy to see the faults of others and difficult to confront our own.  So here’s a list Read More

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Internal Business Meetings Suck. They’re boring. They take a long time. They’re not fun. Nothing gets done. If you feel that way you’re doing it wrong.  Some tips for better meetings. Promptness - Close the door and start on time. Do something fun, share something interesting, make the beginning of the meeting Read More

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When a business owner tells you how much their product or service costs, have you ever just responded in a surprised tone, “How Much?”  Try it.  It’s an amazingly useful little ploy.  It doesn’t matter whether you believe the price is fair or not, you will be surprised how many Read More

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I was speaking with one of my favorite founders the other day and she was feeling frustrated about the performance of her team on a few items she believed were key. As she spoke a word kept popping up in my mind and that word was ACCOUNTABILITY. After a while, Read More

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How many times have you stopped and thought about the perfection of inhaled air.  Maybe after running for miles as you struggle to breath, you recognize the beauty of oxygen that always surrounds you.  How many of us appreciate how wonderful it is to simply walk.  When things go wrong, Read More

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