By Jon Norwood
I’ve started four businesses and successfully sold three. The common factor in all of them is that I made at least one serious error right out of the gate. When you’re faced with a fixed and immovable object, caused by either a mistake or due to matters outside of your control, if you cannot change it stop fighting it. But simply embracing it is not enough however. Adapt your plan and make this obstacle part of your intentional offering.
Military strategists, as well as every mother of little children, have learned how to roll with the punches. Read More…
By Miles Young
One major trend in business now is BYOD, or “bring your own device.” This basically means that employees are responsible for buying and choosing their mobile device. It allows businesses to save money, while keeping employees happy at the same time.
There are also several other business advantages, such as fewer headaches for the IT department, more employee choice and freedom in their devices and a better connection with today’s consumers. Businesses that are newly introducing BYOD do face some roadblocks, but it is worth the effort once the transition is complete. Take a closer look Read More…
Have you ever found yourself staring at the screen, mindlessly sipping coffee, hoping that the caffeine will jump start a creative idea? Perhaps you’ve fallen victim to “the creativity crisis.” Or perhaps you just need a little slap upside the head.
Consider this your friendly nudge (my mom told me slapping isn’t nice).
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Sometimes the ideas stop.
When The Muse takes an extended vacation and you’re left with nothing but cold coffee and a blinking (accusatory) cursor on your monitor, what do you write? What do you say? Whether you’re writing a business plan, a marketing report or advertising copy for your business (or website), sometimes your creativity hits a roadblock.
My go-to as a kid writing letters home from camp always started with:
I am fine. How are you?”
Even then, The Rut was showing signs of its presence.
Even the most creative of us can encounter Read More…
By Tiffany Matthews
One of the things that resonated with me as a writer during the new year is a wish that one of my favorite authors shared:
It’s a New Year and with it comes a fresh opportunity to shape our world.
So this is my wish, a wish for me as much as it is a wish for you: in the world to come, let us be brave â€“ let us walk into the dark without fear, and step into the unknown with smiles on our faces, even if we’re faking them.
And whatever happens to Read More…
By Andy Crestodina
Laszlo Polgar started with a belief: â€śgeniuses are made, not born.â€ť The Hungarian chess teacher felt this notion so strongly, he wrote a book called Bring Up Genius! The book was basically a how-to guide for raising brilliant children. And through his children, Polgar had a plan to create a chess champion.
It was basically a social experiment. First Laszlo found a woman, Klara, to be the mother of his future champions. He married her, and together they had three daughters: Susan, Sofia, and Judith. From the age of three, the girls were immersed in the game Read More…keep looking »