I recently had the opportunity to promote an exceptional member of our team that I have no doubt is going places. I followed up his promotion with some recommendations based on my own experiences over the years. With that in mind, I'm sharing with you as well.
When you’re in the early stages of building your company, it may seem like Seneca didn’t have a clue what he was talking about (with all due respect to the famous philosopher). There never seems to be enough time to get everything done. And making matters worse, most entrepreneurs are balancing a number of competing priorities—including friends, family, and sanity—while they manage their operations.
It’s already May and students across the country are trying to secure a summer internship (while their parents and grandparents cross their fingers). Many businesses are happy to have the extra help—but before you commit to taking on a student or recent graduate, you should carefully consider what value an intern will bring to your organization and what benefits they will gain from the experience. Here are some specific factors to consider.
The key to building a business is effective time management. As Bob Perkins recently wrote, “The most important lesson any entrepreneur can learn is to spend their time more carefully than they spend their money.” The last thing a busy entrepreneur wants to do is add another item—like reading a long business book—to their lengthy to-do list.
I was interviewing the CEO of a startup who was complaining about his lack of funding. My observation was that he’d probably run out of enthusiasm long before he was crushed by lack of funds.
Conventional wisdom says that those who forget the past are doomed to repeat it. I say when you study other people’s past, you can avoid their mistakes and find a clear path to success. Here are five things I've learned over my career that may help you.
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