Tag: entreprenuer

Shark Tank on a Chair Lift

You’ve probably seen one of those ridiculous TV shows where some guy or girl has to pick from a lineup of potential partners. Contestants compete with one another to “win the affection” of a chosen bachelor or bachelorette. An hour long dinner date or a walk on the beach and

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These 7 Traits Make For Great Entrepreneurs

There is a scene in the movie “Madagascar”… Skipper: “We’ll fix it.” Alex: “How are you gonna fix this?” Skipper: “Grit, spit and a whole lot of duct tape.” This attitude epitomizes one of the traits we look for in founders. Great businesses are not dumb luck, they’re usually the

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3 Key Ways to Expand Your Business

Today we’re hearing from our friend Chris Steely at GPS Business Group.  Chris Tell and I are making our way back from our Meet Up in Sri Lanka. We’ll have more on that next week… GPS Business Group was established in 2005 as a comprehensive business training and leadership effectiveness

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It’s So Simple and Yet…

I have, for the past several weeks, had the occasion to purchase some outdoor plants for a landscaping job I am having done. In some cases a visit to a general retailer has been sufficient for my needs, but there are a number of less common plants that required a

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Capitalizing on Exponential Growth

“There’s no way that company exists in a year.” – Tom Siebel, founder of software firm Siebel Systems. This was Tom Siebel talking about Salesforce.com, easily one of the hottest companies in the cloud computing space, and the reason behind founder Marc Benioff’s billionaire status. Siebel Systems, on the other

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