April 2009

Tell Your Critics to Take a Hike

One of the things I hate most in life is when someone says I can’t do something. It drives me nuts. In a moment, I’ll share with you an amazing video on youtube that is taking the Internet by storm.  As of yesterday morning, it was seen by 5 million people. As of yesterday evening, […]

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How to Find Your Core Business

One of the keys to surviving a recession is to figure out what your core business really is. Who are your best customers? What does your business do much better than others? Once you figure out your “core”, focus on it like crazy. Here’s why this is a good idea. In a recession, there is […]

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Mental Toughness in a Recession

I saw the most interesting article the other day on Yahoo. It talked about a young entrepreneur that exhibits incredible determination despite a number of things going against him. 23 year old Joe Steffy suffers from autism, down syndrome, and is unable to use his voice to communicate. In school, his teachers told his parents […]

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Lessons from a Recession-Proof Toddler

The other day my youngest daughter, Charlie, wanted to show me something. She’s 22 months old and was terribly insistent on showing me something. The music CD from her toddler music program was playing in the background. She leaned against the wall with one hand, stood on one leg, and was swinging the other leg […]

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Recession Combat Fatigue

I just came back from giving a speech to a bunch of students on  Santa Clara University. They were deeply concerned about the  recession and how this effects their getting jobs. Last night I gave a speech to group of seasoned businessowners. The business veterans were pretty nervous too. Everywhere you look, people are nervous. […]

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