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Should You Fire Yourself?

Oh, I loved the movie, The Intern.  Predictable, yes.  Still...funny and heartwarming.  Best of all, Anne Hathaway's character discovers... Wait!  I don't want to spoil it for you.  However, the story did inspire me to ask you this question: "Should you fire yourself?" In his iconic book, Good to Great, Jim Collins asserts that the [...]

Duck Dynasty v. Kardashians – TV’s Family Businesses Square Off

Family businesses are the back-bone of small businesses in the United States.   They comprise 80 to 90 percent of all businesses, and they face many heartbreaking issues, like divorce, succession planning, turf battles, and “why can’t you be more like your brother?” arguments. Chances are you are involved in a family business…or work for one. [...]

3 Business Lessons Served on CNBC’s Crowd Rules

I love watching TV! I steer clear of bad TV. However, there is solid programming out there. And there is great free advice if you are building a business.  I love Restaurant Impossible and Tabatha's Salon Takeover.  (BTW, I am at the ready to host an Extreme Makeover - Service Business Edition show!) I love it [...]

7 Sports Philosophies Every Business Should Implement

I love sports.  I especially love the big games – the playoffs and the championship events.  How ‘bout them Redbirds!  The Yankees pulled it off after a season of dead heat with the Orioles.  More good games to come!  And, I love the “more to the story” details the sportscasters share.  I love hearing that [...]

Finding Fulfillment in the Ho Hum of Everyday Life

Special guest, Milan Vasic, Executive Producer of Evergreen Oasis Entertainment and I discuss finding fulfillment in the ho hum of everyday life. Once upon a time, Milan worked for me as a waiter when I was a restaurant manager. He was 21. I was 26. Kids! Since then, we have both been on amazing life [...]