How Combining Chaos And Order Is Smart Business

How Combining Chaos And Order Is Smart Business

How do you handle the chaos that is sometimes a part of running your business? Chaos is a natural part of any system, whether business or personal, but how you handle it can make a difference. I love introducing a different culture and thought process…

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Chef Fabio: A Delicious Quest For Healthy Food

I was fortunate enough to meet Chef Fabio Watanabe on a recent trip to Rio De Janeiro. He graduated from the prestigious Culinary Arts Academy of Switzerland in 2010 and owns Caqui Bistro, as well as a wine bar and a food market along with other…

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Can Business Leaders Rebuild Trust With American Workers?

Hey, business leaders and CEOs! Are you ready for a wake up call? A recent survey by Burson-Marsteller, “Making it in America: The View from America,” says 61% of Americans don’t trust you. Hellloooo!? As innovators, we need to  explore the reason for this. The American people…

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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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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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What’s Your Value Proposition In One Sentence?

Our innovation group recently put a powerpoint together that turned out to be over 60 slides — not by our choice, but at the client’s request. My point here is, by the time you get to 60 slides, I think you start to get more…

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Be Yourself

As I come down from the holidays, I was thinking about all of the family I was around and reflecting how much I enjoyed it. At the same time, in many instances I also felt a sense of disappointment. I had to reflect on this…

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No Regrets

I was recently at a holiday celebration dinner where the conversation was vibrant and fun. One person asked if we had ever thought about what was undone in our life, what had we not done that we needed to do. I was immediately taken aback,…

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