Category Archives: entrepreneurship

Today we’re going to talk about how to think. Wait. Before you reject this post immediately, consider this: You’re probably not very good at thinking. Most people aren’t.

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Sometimes I listen to parents complain bitterly about things their toddlers – or teenagers – are doing; things which are totally age-appropriate. If you’re like me, you think to yourself, “as long as you’re a parent, you would have a … Continue reading

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From my earliest days as a business leader, I understood that a business had to have a clear, unified purpose in order to be successful. It was drilled into me – in school, by business thought leaders, by my Boards … Continue reading

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It’s not what you sell . . . it’s how you sell it This question came to our StrategyWerx Facebook page this week: I opened my business a year ago and I’m really proud of my work. I have done … Continue reading

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One of the most important things you can do as a product designer is include customer feedback in your business thinking. I’m not talking about customer satisfaction surveys (though those are important too). I’m talking about impressions of your brand … Continue reading

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              We humans aren’t particularly fond of change. The status quo feels safe, and it allows us to operate on auto-pilot. But while auto-pilot is excellent for basic functions like breathing and walking, it’s … Continue reading

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When I walk trade shows I look for more than new products. As a business strategist and teacher, I want to see evidence of terrific business practice and innovation. Every show I go to, whether it’s jewelry, electronics, software, accessories, … Continue reading

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Why Character Matters in Small Business I love going through my daughter’s mail. Oh, I wouldn’t go through it without her! But her mail still comes to my house (that’s another story – she has had her own place for … Continue reading

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Are You Competitive? One of the most important elements of business success is competitiveness. Business thinkers write about it, business owners talk about it, and entrepreneurs worry about it. I have received more than one phone call from new business … Continue reading

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I’m having a lot of fun again. For a little while I had stopped following my own advice – the advice I always give about staying true to and clear about your business strategy and your own path. Oh, I … Continue reading

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