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Musings and Thoughts To Help The Ethical Entrepreneur

What Gurus Get Wrong

One Thing Gurus Say That Drives Me Crazy (and How An Astronaut Helped Me Understand Why)   “Only visualize success. You’ll only attract negative energy if you think upon the negative” That’s just bad advice. I know lots of people love the Law of Attraction. And when...

Opening Up

This is the phrase of the month. We’re shifting from “May we open up?” to “May. We Open Up.” I wanted to share some thoughts about what that might mean in a few different contexts. 1. Open up to your team. If you are going to resume operations or are starting to bring...

A Few Things To Help

Doug Ford’s announcement on Friday about the projections for Ontario were sobering, but also helpful I think in getting people to see how tough this might all be. Here are a few resources and thoughts to help as you start the week. (Yes, it IS Monday!) Today is the...

COVID Management For The Entrepreneur

I’m writing this because I’ve seen a concerning lack of concern among a number of entrepreneurs about the COVID-19 pandemic, even while I see other small business being hurt already. So, please pay attention. This is longer than my usual posts, but is important for...

Stepping Up: How To Grow From A Small Biz To Mid-Market

Are you post start-up and sub-10 million in revenue? If so, a fascinating and important study was recently released that provides information essential for the future growth of your business. Gallup and an organization called Truespace performed a study of almost 2500...

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...