Business From A to Z

In Business, Is There A Power Paradox? A-Z of Business

When I wrote the blog, Make Mistakes In Business for my A-Z of Business series, I got so excited I made my own mistake! I forgot “P,” so to make up for forgetting, here it is… I’ve been thinking lately about the idea of the Power Paradox….

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How To Surprise And Delight Your Customers A-Z Of Business

What if I told you that the ability to surprise and delight your customers is a great way to make and keep yourself relevant in all your business dealings today? Relevant not only in your business dealings, but with everyone around you, too? What would…

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Will Elitism Hamper Amazon Buying Whole Foods?

Today I have been asked many times about my take on the headline “Amazon Buying Whole Foods.” What I think is that this whole (no pun intended) thing is a little surprising to me. For one thing, the 13.7 billion dollar valuation doesn’t seem that…

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Should I Quit? Business Winners Do!

“Quitters never win and winners never quit.” Right? No. In business today, winners quit all the time. The key is to do it quickly and strategically. So a better quote for business might be one from Will Rogers: “If you find yourself in a hole,…

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Business Quagmire Or Business Opportunity? A-Z Of Business

Would you consider the following situation a quagmire or a business opportunity? You are a legacy company that is very heavy in fixed assets, low in tech and (because of shareholders and Wall Street) the pressure for short term results is very high. You want…

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Mistakes Are Important In Life As Well As Business

This morning reaffirmed what I wrote about last week, that we need to make mistakes. I found the gem below as I was doing my daily devotional and it articulates perfectly my intent in the Making Mistakes In Business Is Important blog: We should be…

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Good Business Policy Is Easy…No Jerks A-Z of Business

What’s your business policy? I believe everyone has one. Mine is a No Jerky People Policy. Let me explain… Last week, I was at a wine dinner with George Daou, founder of Daou Vineyards in Paso Robles, California. He is everything you would expect–charming, interesting,…

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Making Mistakes In Business Is Important: A-Z Of Business

“It’s ok to make mistakes” is a clichéd and mostly misunderstood concept. Merriam-Webster defines a mistake as an error in judgment, but it can also be an error in action, calculation, or opinion, caused by poor reasoning, carelessness, or insufficient knowledge. We tend to think…

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Nothing Is Impossible

This week I had the privilege of hanging with 175 extraordinary and incredible people who not only never say “No!” but always embrace the possible–no matter how big and audacious the goal. It was surreal; All these people gathered under one roof in Cambridge, Mass,…

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