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The Art of Profitability

To succeed in business, you have to be a student of profitability.  Where does your profit come from?  How do companies profit from the services

Customer Development

You have a great idea and write a business plan. You get funding and build a team. You work and work and work and finally

The Lean Startup

The Lean Startup Summary The Lean Startup is a human institution designed to create a new product or service under conditions of extreme uncertainty. The

Evaluating Your Business Ideas

How can we think deeper and more broadly about our business ideas?  How can we evaluate each idea’s market potential? Below are 8 frameworks to

7 Ways to Generate Your Next Big Business Idea

How do you get your best business ideas? My observation is that most entrepreneurs fall into 2 camps: those that solve their own problems (i.e.

Getting Organized

"Losers have goals. Winners have systems." - Scott Adams, Creator of Dilbert Comic Strip I’ve never been a very organized person.  I don’t plan vacations

Do First Things First

“Effective executives do first things first and they do one thing at a time.” – Peter Drucker We all know we need to prioritize to

Build On Your Strengths & Interests

“The effective executive looks upon people including himself as an opportunity. He knows that only strength produces results. Weakness only produces headaches – and the

Achieving Flow

“To do two things at once – is to do neither.” - Roman Philosopher Publilius Syrus We know our BPTs.  We schedule rest and recovery

Riding Oscillation: How to Build Stress and Recovery into your Work Schedule

“Il dolce far niente”  (Italian for "the sweetness of doing nothing") Who conditioned us to believe that working longer and more continuously is the best