Thoughts About Life And Business On My 41st Birthday

41. Wow. My “forties” seemed so far away when I was a kid. Looking back from today’s perspective, life has raced by in a flash. Don’t worry; this isn’t a blog post where I bemoan getting older or I get all introspective or whatever. I’m actually going to talk about something else: growth, evolution, and […]

There are only 3 ways to grow your business

Every entrepreneur wants to grow their business and they drink from the deep well of marketing and sales advice to help them. But let’s get one thing clear: All of those marketing- and sales-related tips and ideas and techniques and tricks can contribute to business growth, but there are really only 3 ways that your […]

‘Business Meta-Map’ at MindMeister.com

I was browsing through MindMeister.com’s mindmaps recently and noticed that there were a lot of great maps (especially for small business owners) but there was little order to them. You sometimes really have to search for them! So I created a meta-map — a mindmap that links out to many maps and provides a sort […]

The innovation gap between small businesses and big businesses

In a Harvard Business Review blog post, Ron Ashkenas asked the question “Can a Big Company Innovate Like a Start-up?”. At the time the post was written (a month ago), Google’s Eric Schmidt was stepping down as CEO and Google’s co-founder Larry Page was taking the role instead. Based on the official statements that followed, […]

How to be a lazy serial entrepreneur (Part 1)

Starting businesses is fun. Growing them is also fun but it’s hard work too, especially if you want to grow them profitably. One client of mine, who is a serial entrepreneur, has a handful of businesses in various stages of start-up and operation. But they were running out of time and money, worn ragged by […]