Is it Harvard’s Business Model or Yours?

I can help you create the business that the Harvard School of Business would want, but in my experience, that doesn’t always create a happy business owner, nor the results that inspired you to get into business in the first place.  Read the rest of this entry »

Spinning in Greased Grooves

Typically, I can choose on what and when I work to take advantage of the moment’s groove.  But sometimes I need to work on something I’m not really in the mood for and need a way to get in rhythm to be effective. Read the rest of this entry »

When Do You Share Your Goals?

A television writer friend of mine never talks about what he’s writing; he says it dilutes his need to express it. Artist, Inc.’s recent facebook post referenced Derek Sivers TED talk, recommending that you not share your goals.  Read the rest of this entry »

Rethink Groupthink

This New Yorker article, titled “Groupthink” by Johan Lehrer, challenges the sacred brainstorming process pioneered by madman Alex Osborn in the late 1940’s. Read the rest of this entry »

Fees or Famine: Fee Structures for the Well-Fed Business

If your time or expertise are things for which you bill clients, the difference between fiscal feasting and financial famine depends on a profitable billing rate and a cash-flowing payment schedule.  Even if you’ve been in business awhile, take an objective look at your pricing to make sure there are no holes in your net. Read the rest of this entry »