Category Archives: Entrepreneurship
I attended a fantastic business conference last week. Over 200 entrepreneurs in flip-flops and shorts descended on a hotel in Bangkok. Don’t let the flip-flops deceive you; quite a few of them bootstrapped a 6 or 7 figure business. Just talking with everyone there energized me about creating changes in my life and business. This would never have happened if I didn’t leave my office in New York. If you are building your business you should leave the confines of your office and go to a conference to meet people in your Continue reading
Do you never have enough time in the day? I encounter this problem frequently and recently I have been thinking about a new approach for creating more time in my day. I’ve always listened halfheartedly to people who recommend just saying “No” to low value activities. Recenty, though I’ve been experimenting with being more protective of my time. While I might miss out on some things, the sense of freedom and accomplishment I derive from only focusing on things that matter to me is phenomenal.
My thinking about this is still evolving but Continue reading
If you made it to this point in business, you probably have some things that work well for you and you do them consistently. Having the right habits in place can take your venture to the next level, or even kickstart your entrepreneurial journey on the right path. As the comedian Steve Martin said about making a name for himself “It was easy to be great. What was hard was to be good, consistently good, night after night, no matter what the abominable circumstances.” I agree with him and believe that forming Continue reading
Tuesday, January 28th: 10:00AM – 11:00AM EST
Exploring different management styles, including the encouragement of risk taking, proactivity and innovation is the focus of the second webinar in a series from the Katz EMBA Worldwide program. We will discover issues that directly affect the innovation capability of an organization and the important roles that leadership corporate culture, processes and people skills play.
University of Pittsburgh Katz EMBA Worldwide faculty member Rich Patton will discuss the dynamics of organizational innovation, learning and Continue reading
The internet makes the lifestyle of a digital nomad possible. So, if you want to, you can work from a laptop almost anywhere in the world. For three months this year, I am such a nomad. I’m working for 3 months from Southeast Asia as I travel and explore the region. Now, about a third of the way through my trip, I’ve gained a few insights that are helping me run and grow my business from my laptop in Asia. Even if you just want to take an extended vacation from Continue reading
A recent book is helping me take my business to a new level, and it might help you, as well. Several entrepreneurs I respect recommended reading Built to Sell by John Warrillow. This book has changed the way I think about my business.
Built to Sell a story of how a business owner revamped his service business to sell it. While I’m not ready to sell my business just yet, the powerful ideas in this book can be helpful to anyone contemplating building a business. The book explores the essence of what makes a Continue reading
In a previous post, I discussed how connectivity allows me to work and travel abroad. However, there are many benefits to unplugging and enjoying the journey; whether you’re traveling for an extended period of time, or just for a short vacation. Periodically disconnecting from the constant stream of information and the Internet can give you a world of insights and perspective that might be lost upon you if you’re always plugged in and working. For example, when Hurricane Sandy hit in October 2012, New York City came to a halt. But the Continue reading