Failure

How To Destroy Employee Loyalty

I had dinner a few nights ago with a friend who works for a Fortune 500 company.  He’s been looking for another job for nearly two years now, and he...

If It Hurts…

My wife dresses impeccably. If I criticized her ability to pick a good outfit, or told her that she has no clue how to dress, she would scoff. When you...

What We Have Learned From Failing Restaurants

Notice any of your neighborhood restaurants going out of business in this economy? If so, you are not alone! It is happening everywhere, to all kinds of restaurants. But the...

That Problem? It's Always Been There, You Just Noticed.

That employee who just quit? They were giving you hints for a long time now. It took them quitting for you to notice. That client who just left you for...

6 Indicators Your Business Is About To Hit The Wall

The later the phone call, the worse the news. And for me, those calls usually happen around 10 p.m. at night. My office phone rings and I know who and...

The Best Way To Save A Bad Business Partnership

A confluence of events put me in front of two business partners who hated each other. To make matters worse, they were sisters. 50/50 owners who planned to do everything...

How To Bounce Your Business Back From A PR Disaster (Tiger Woods Style)

Who will ever forget the Thanksgiving of 2009? We awoke on Friday morning from our turkey induced slumber to find out that Tiger Woods’ wife beat him up overnight. Tiger...

The Shoulder

I am working on my next book as I write this. One of the privileges of being an author is you get to speak with extraordinary people from all walks...

How Would You Rather Fail?

Entrepreneurship is risky. It is fraught with challenges. While you can choose to do exactly what you love to do, there is a real possibility that you will fail. The...

The Deathbed Thoughts of an Entrepreneur

So you are one of those hard-core, hard-driving, workaholic entrepreneurs, right? You’re a winner! I get it. And I applaud you, or at least I would have applauded you years...

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