Posts Tagged with: business

No? What Does That Mean?

Posted in - All About ME & Building Business Relationships & Building PEOPLE Relationships & Uncategorized & What's in my head now? on September 3rd 2010 35 Comments

I hate the Steven Stills (and later redone by Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young) quote, “If you can’t be with the one you love, love the one you’re with”. Does that not say to anyone else, “it’s okay to settle”? No way, not me – not for a moment would I ever …

Does 10,000 Hours Make the Best Businessman?

Posted in - All About ME & Building Business Relationships & innovation & Sales and Marketing in 2010 & Uncategorized & What's in my head now? on July 9th 2010 2 Comments

In Malcolm Gladwell’s book, Outliers, he talks about the rule of 10,000 hours. He cites researchers agreement that “10,000 hours of practice is the optimum time needed to gain expertise”. He goes on to demonstrate in a myriad of industries that all experts in a field have a minimum of 10,000 hours …

What Good is a Start Up Company if You Run it Like a Corporation?

Posted in - All About ME & Building Business Relationships & higher education & innovation & Sales and Marketing in 2010 & What's in my head now? on June 16th 2010 8 Comments

It’s not good. period. I should probably start by telling you what I think of as a corporation: 1) Sign offs 2) “strategic plans” that cannot be altered in a moment’s notice 3) High level executives who want to ‘stick with what they know’.

In my first start up, we went completely outside …

The Power of “WE” vs. “I”

Posted in - All About ME & Building Business Relationships & Building PEOPLE Relationships & Sales and Marketing in 2010 & Uncategorized & What's in my head now? on May 12th 2010 6 Comments

In a conversation with fellow blogger, consultant, thinker, coach, and innovator, Josh Allan Dykstra, he brought to my attention an article written by Pixar’s CEO called, “How Pixar Fosters Collective Creativity”. Our original discussion was surrounding a blog post I did months ago as well as a TED video talking about how …

Treat Everyone As If They’re Your Most Important Client

Posted in - All About ME & Building Business Relationships & Building PEOPLE Relationships & Sales and Marketing in 2010 & Uncategorized on April 28th 2010 2 Comments

First rule of business, or specifically – business relationships is; “treat everyone as if they’re your most important client”. I believe it was my old COO who gave me that advice and he had taken it from one of the classic business books, Dale Carnegie’sHow to Win Friends and Influence People“. …

Consultants; HOW and WHY Pay Per Performance Works (Part 2 – continuation from last post)

Posted in - All About ME & Building Business Relationships & Building PEOPLE Relationships & higher education & Sales and Marketing in 2010 on April 19th 2010 0 Comments

After writing my last post I had several great comments showing me that 1) I did not delve into the actual performance model, but more so the overall business model 2) I didn’t give any helpful examples 3) I didn’t speak about the variables that are needed for success 4) I didn’t say why this …

How Would Jack Bauer Fair in CORPORATE AMERICA?

Posted in - Building PEOPLE Relationships & Sales and Marketing in 2010 & What's in my head now? on April 13th 2010 0 Comments

When my better half walked in from work today he said, “Can you blog about 24?” So…being the dedicated wife that I am, here goes…

I started watching 24 my Junior (or was it Senior – who remembers?) year in college. Like everyone else, Jack Bauer immediately became ‘my hero’. Why …