Listening to Jeff Gau, CEO of Marco discuss his company’s growth, he made a statement that stuck with me: “We don’t do anything today that we did back then. We’ve had to become comfortable being uncomfortable”. Jeff made other important and memorable points.Read More
Americans typically make an average of 70 decisions every day. Business owners probably make many more.
Last weekend, Dad and I went to an auction, seeking a bed for his guest bedroom. As happens at auctions, Dad couldn’t buy just a bed; he had to take the entire bedroom set. He got more than he bargained for. Anyone want a deal on a couple of dressers?
Getting more than you bargained for happens more often than you think. Read More
Ignatius, the solider who founded the Jesuit Order, often ended his letters to his followers with the expression: ite, inflammate omnia – “Go, set the world on fire.” He wanted the Jesuit priests to be afire with passion and zeal in spreading the Gospel to the world.
Traditionally, orienting new employees is a rote process consisting of an employee handbook, videos, an explanation of duties and being introduced to co-workers. But in a tight labor market, savvy employers realize keeping good employees depends on the initial relationship they develop with the organization – the Onboarding process.
Answers to August’s business question of the month:
While in high school, Warren Buffet and a friend bought a used nickel pinball machine for $25. They arranged to install it in a barbershop, offering the barber a no-risk proposition – they would split all the profits evenly. Buffet thought customers waiting for a haircut might like something to do. He was right. Read More
How can we tell when we meet an “exceptional” person?
Exceptional people thrive not because of what has been done to them, but how they reacted. They are self-aware, which allows for growth within themselves and others.