Monthly Archives: October 2015

Why I Love Adele

I love Adele. Sorry honey – I can’t help myself. This tweet explains why I’m head over heels with Adele and always will be. There’s no need to embellish, so I’ll just copy what she wrote…. “When I was 7,

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Posted in Creativity and Writing, Entrepreneurship and Startups, Leadership

Halloween: How Entrepreneurs Can Survive the Startup Phase…Without Dying

If you’re an entrepreneur like I am or you have ever been involved in a startup, you probably heard some HORRORfying statistics like these. 50% of new businesses fail in the first year and 95% fail within 5 years. Yikes! These

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Posted in Entrepreneurship and Startups

3 Proven Strategies to Avoid an IT Project Titanic

When I first saw the movie Titanic back in 1997, I remember wondering why it was considered such a romantic movie. Sure, there’s the iconic picture of Leonardo Dicaprio and Kate Winslet on the bow of the ship leaning into

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Posted in I Love Enterprise Software

Key to business success: Consider the OODA Loop

Originally posted on The Context Of Things:
The idea of OODA Loop stands for: Observe Orient Decide Act As a basic concept, the idea is “move quickly on decisions.” Phrased in a BS corporate way, you need to “be nimble.”…

Posted in Entrepreneurship and Startups

What Muhammad Ali Teaches Us About Startups and Entrepreneurship

Back in the 1970s, I loved boxing. My favorite boxer was the magnificent Muhammad Ali but I also liked Joe Frazier for the grit and George Foreman for the sheer power. (Yes, I watch a lot of ESPN Classic). Of

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Posted in Creativity and Writing, Entrepreneurship and Startups, Leadership, Social Media

How to Write Kick-Ass Blogs in 4 Easy Steps

If you’re a Bill Gates or a Jack Welch, you will become an “influencer” because you have “street cred” from succeeding in business or writing a book. You will quickly develop a following on social media because people want to

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Posted in Creativity and Writing
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