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October 18, 2017
You don’t have to worry, that Hori Hori (Dig Dig) tool is on its way to you straight from the Barebones Living warehouse. We made it look easy, but trust us when we say it wasn’t! Let’s pick up where we left off in Part 1 and see how the discovery process unfolded.
April 20, 2015
You have one big client. You spill your spaghetti on her lap at lunch one day. You get fired a month later. You now have no clients.
You have 100 small clients. You spill spaghetti on one client’s lap and get fired a month later. You now have 99 small clients.
April 13, 2015
Opportunistic is an adjective with a bad rap. If you claim it, people might think you’re ready and waiting to take advantage of others. They’ll expect the worst from you. Connotative synonyms for opportunistic include unscrupulous, unprincipled, devious and cunning – but also resourceful and adaptable which are more in line with the word’s first definition “taking advantage of opportunities”. There’s an old Winston Churchill line that goes, “A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”
March 30, 2015
Solspace has always been a word of mouth business. I have no idea how to market the company because the marketing has always been done for me, by my clients.
March 17, 2015
“The world we could have is so much richer than the world we have settled for.” —Malcolm Gladwell
March 9, 2015
Luck is not chance, it’s toil; fortune’s expensive smile is earned. —Emily Dickinson
September 11, 2013
You can do it the wrong way for many years, but eventually you wise up and be like Carl Crawley and find the right business model to suit your personality and long-range goals.
July 11, 2013
Next time you meet a plumber, don’t look down your nose. In this Podcast I talk to a very accomplished businessman, who happens to be a plumber. Learn something from him.
February 14, 2013
Erik Reagan talks with me about driving sales through developing in-house expertise, fostering team cohesion, knowing boundaries and saying no.