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“I really want cake,” you think to yourself. “Boy, do I want a piece of cake right now.” But what happens next? Maybe you don’t go to your kitchen and actually make a cake. Maybe you don’t look for a recipe. Maybe you don’t even drive to the grocery store and buy a store bought cake. The Bottom Line? You Put Zero Energy into Solving…

To continue with a theme of topics that begin with the letter ‘C’, if there is a ‘C’ word that defines, sustains, and elevates the endeavors of a business owner it is the community he operates in and chooses to cultivate. Even though startups may be fledgling platforms, association with them can fire ideas and promise high return on investment! The only catch is there…

My friend Dr. Heidi Reeder is a frequent contributor over at the Psychology Today Blog, and she fairly recently discussed the topic of charisma and Olivia Fox Cabane’s book “The Charisma Myth”. As a naturally gregarious and extroverted person, I realized that I had not necessarily given charisma much thought. And much to my surprise I found that even those of us who are more…

There is an age old saying “When the student is ready, the teacher appears!” Given my penchant for business and entrepreneurship, I have molded this adage into its 21st century avatar. “When the mentee is ready, the mentor appears” I always tell all my friends that had I met the generous, experienced mentors I did later in my life just a touch earlier – there…

In the startup environment it is easy to get bogged down in all of the things that need your immediate attention–there is always a list a mile long, and everything on that list needs to be done RIGHT NOW. The truth of the matter is that we need help in these endeavors, and too often the way that we go about asking for help doesn’t…