Rise and Grind

Do you know someone who’s succeeded where you’ve failed – if he offered you advice, you’d probably listen, right? If a business mogul who’s sold several billion dollars worth of his product tells you how to get ready for a sales pitch, you would probably listen if you had something to sell too. If in his advice, he…

Just One Million

Out of more than 28 million small businesses in the United States, 23 million of them are non-employers, meaning that no one has a job there except the owners. This kind of business owner chooses the freedom of the hustle instead of going to clock in for a 9-to-5 job, might wake up every morning…

Startup

When you travelled out of town a decade ago, you’d have never thought of sleeping in a stranger’s apartment – you’d make a reservation at a reputable hotel instead. Now, over 100 million people have driven their rental cars past the Hilton and parked in a stranger’s driveway, thanks to Airbnb, a website that puts…

The Only Reason To Advertise

Did you ever wonder why established companies like McDonald’s spend money on advertising? Its not like McDonald’s needs to introduce their company to us. I don’t think there’s a person over the age of three in North America who’s never heard the jingle, or can’t identify Ronald McDonald in a lineup or doesn’t know what the golden…

Half Dozen

At press time, I’ve read almost 60 books so far in 2017. This year, in addition to tracking my reading on Goodreads (click to follow), I have a reading journal (that I haven’t been updating regularly but plan to get back to someday) and an Excel file on my computer where I record lots of…

The Power Of Broke

Business books should be written by people who have succeeded at every level of business – the start-up, the cyclical instability of building their own business and, later, mentoring others to be successful too. Daymond John has done all of that and in his book, this childhood entrepreneur, FUBU founder and Shark Tank business mogul…

The 12 Commandments of Reading

When it comes to book etiquette, there are definitely some reading do’s and don’ts.  Like don’t dog-ear the pages, don’t bend the spine back so the covers touch. Don’t rip out the back pages to wrap your used gum. Don’t rip the cover off so you can take small sections of the book out. But nobody…