The Business That Matters Blog:

Musings and Thoughts To Help The Ethical Entrepreneur

Profit vs Impact: Is there a tension?

You’ve seen that my schtick is all about growing a business that matters. That is, one that provides the owner with attractive profits while helping make the world or your corner of it a better place. I talk about that a lot. Recently, I had someone ask me if there’s...

Epictetus and The 3 Trainings

Epictetus and the 3 Trainings It’s the end of the first month of 2019.  This year, I decided not to add my voice to the cacophony of experts telling you how to make this year the most successful and prosperous one yet.  No.  This year, I thought I’d wait for that...

The Ultimate Question

Decision-Making Part 3: The Decision Making Rosetta Stone   In 1799, a stone was found with writing in 2 scripts of Ancient Egyptian (including hieroglyphics ) and Ancient Greek, with each telling the same story.  This allowed researchers to unlock the Egyptian...

Decision-Making Part 2: Evaluating Decision Quality

In my last blog post, we talked about how the quality of the questions that you ask impacts the quality of your decisions. We referenced this diagram to see the flow from questions to results.   Given the importance of your decisions to the results you get in your...

Decision Making Part 1: The Prism vs The Coin

    This is the first in a short series on Decision-Making.   Businesses live and die on the quality of decisions made by their leaders. So, it’s kind of odd that there is so little time spent on how we go about making decisions. If you want to improve your decisions...

7 Keys To Planning 2018

7 Keys To Planning 2018 So It’s Your Best Year Ever     2017 is coming to a close.  As you get ready for the holidays, it’s important to start thinking about the year ahead and how to make it your best year ever.    Below are 7 areas to dig into and examine to help...

THE FUTILE QUEST FOR A SINGLE TRUTH

THE FUTILE QUEST FOR A SINGLE TRUTH   This blog post has nothing to do with business, but I felt compelled to write it and share it.    A 4-year-old child watched her father shot dead in his car.  She watched a white police officer continue to brandish a gun at the...

Key to Free

The Key To Free   “When are you no longer needed?”   I was asked this question a couple of times recently.  It’s a reasonable question.  As a business coach, when am I finished with a client?    I’ll start with a politician-style, qualified answer: It generally...