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The Five Basic Leadership Principles

The Five Basic Leadership Principles

Leadership Principles that Stand the Test of Time We got to talking about leadership principles in my Entrepreneurship class today and I was reminded of an incredible management training program that Telesat put all of its management through back in about 1989 or so, when I was in my first real management job.  The keyRead more about The Five Basic Leadership Principles[…]

Why I’m Glad I’m not in on the Facebook IPO

Why I’m Glad I’m not in on the Facebook IPO

With this week’s Facebook IPO threatening to be the third largest in history behind only Visa Inc. and GM, I thought it a good time to talk about why I’m happy I’m not going to be buying in on Friday (yes, I’d LOVE to be selling). If you’re interested you can read the entire RegistrationRead more about Why I’m Glad I’m not in on the Facebook IPO[…]

Facebook’s key numbers – Globe and Mail Infographic #fb #in

Facebook’s key numbers – Globe and Mail Infographic #fb #in

Facebook’s key numbers The Globe and Mail put out this Infographic which shows some of the craziness behind the Facebook IPO.  A valuation at over 60X earnings means they will have to grow very fast for this stock to be a winner for you, the retail investor. Click here to go to the Globe’s site.

10 bits of business wisdom from Steve Jobs. #in #fb

10 bits of business wisdom from Steve Jobs. #in #fb

As published by brandmakernews.com/ 1. Embrace the opportunity in every situation. “Getting fired from Apple was the best thing that could have ever happened to me. The heaviness of being successful was replaced by the lightness of being a beginner again, and less sure about everything. It freed me to enter one of the mostRead more about 10 bits of business wisdom from Steve Jobs. #in #fb[…]

Thirty Questions Every Business Owner Should Ask Themselves Every Week! #in #fb

Thirty Questions Every Business Owner Should Ask Themselves Every Week! #in #fb

[Reprinted by permission from: Ken Mair, Founder, 180 Degrees Consultants Inc.] When I ran my first real business, in the mid 1970’s, every Monday morning my controller would bring me the weekly update reports. (Aged Accounts Receivable, Aged Accounts Payable, Inventory and Bank Position) This, by the way, was produced without a computer! From theseRead more about Thirty Questions Every Business Owner Should Ask Themselves Every Week! #in #fb[…]

Marketing your Business on a Shoestring Budget, or Bootstrapped Marketing. #in

Marketing your Business on a Shoestring Budget, or Bootstrapped Marketing. #in

Ken Mair has prepared this excellent piece on marketing small business using bootstrapped resources, something very near and dear to my heart as a small business and startup guy. Written in spring 2011, it is a very good roadmap for any small business.  Click the thumbnail below or here to download the PDF. You canRead more about Marketing your Business on a Shoestring Budget, or Bootstrapped Marketing. #in[…]

Entrepreneurial Proverbs from Marc Hedlund – great tips to guide both seasoned and rookie Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurial Proverbs from Marc Hedlund – great tips to guide both seasoned and rookie Entrepreneurs

This was originally published on radar.oreilly.com, an excellent technology company resource. Entrepreneurial Proverbs – Marc Hedlund I gave a talk at ETech on Monday called “Entrepreneuring for Geeks.” I’ve given this general talk a few times now — how can the more technically minded among us move into making companies of our own? I reallyRead more about Entrepreneurial Proverbs from Marc Hedlund – great tips to guide both seasoned and rookie Entrepreneurs[…]