I believe the true purpose of a business is to express the values and intent of the owner to the world. It’s an opportunity to practice life. It is a vehicle for freedom, for creativity, for the pursuit of mastery, for artistic expression. It’s a chance to say “this is how I think a company should interact with employees, with customers, with the outside world. This is what matters to me.”
Over the last three years we’ve helped one third of our clients go from zero to funding. Here’s what I’ve learned during that process.
You have something valuable to offer people. Here’s how to do it.
How to leverage the tools of million-dollar consultants to skyrocket your career (with 7 sample frameworks you can use today.)
A dirty secret about getting ahead: half of it is about what you do when you’re not at the office.
Why you don’t want to be the only person in the company who does what you do.
Why small innovations well executed can change your life
The three essential skills you learn from entrepreneurship that you can’t learn from a traditional internship.
A resume should be the least important tool in your career arsenal. Here’s what you need instead.
Why you should show, not tell
Why what you were told about work and life was probably a lie, and what you should do instead.
Why not getting paid is a great way to get paid.
How to build a simple, effective candidate filtering system in 7 minutes for less than $100.
Why being open and honest, even about your faults, is a surprisingly good strategy in business and in life.
Learn how any college student can position themselves to find a great job after college. The entire book is now free.
When life hands you lemons, remember that life didn’t owe you anything else. And then make the best damn lemonade you can.
Many people talk a good game about servant leadership, but far fewer actually embody it. The one question to ask to find out.
People often lament that there aren’t enough leaders in the world. But I wonder if the problem is really that there aren’t enough followers.
“If you want to achieve excellence, you can get there today. As of this second, quit doing less-than-excellent work.” ~ Tom Watson
Part one in a series of posts on transforming your career to survive and thrive in good times and bad.
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The strange paradox of positioning is that the more business you say no to, the better off you do.
The new rules of business may be real, but they haven’t replaced the old rules entirely. Here are 5 easy ways to take your career to the next level by learning from your elders.
Why most HR departments, intentionally or not, take a philosophical approach that could become a major liability in a global, idea-based economy.
2008 is going to see yours truly try to become less of a managerial incompetent. Here’s what I’m doing so far towards that end.
Six suggestions for dramatically improving most over-scrutinized piece of personal marketing