September 2009

A New Way to Work

There’s a entirely new way to work today that’s being made possible in part by the Internet. Global borders have fallen. The ability to find customers and suppliers from around the world is easier than before. More so than at any time in history has it been possible to create a lifestyle-oriented business. A New […]

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If Bill Gates Ran Your Business (Part 2)

In my last post, I mentioned that if Bill Gates were running your business, it would be doing a lot better than it is now for three reasons: 1) Desire to Win, 2) Bigger Thinking, 3) Better Business Skills Of these, the most important are actually the first two. If you have a massive desire […]

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If Bill Gates Ran Your Business…

From time to time, I play an interesting exercise with my business and my clients’ businesses. I ask myself, if Bill Gates were running this business, what we he do differently? I always assume that he runs the business anonymously, isn’t able to take advantage of his fame as the richest and most successful entrepreneur […]

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The Secret to Making Wild Profits in a Recession

As many of you know, I’ve been doing a fair amount of research into the past 12 US recession going back 136 years–looking for what separated the winners from the losers. One of the big secrets from this research is how winning companies profit from new trends that emerge in a recession. The companies that […]

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How Strong is Your Silver Lining “Muscle”?

I received the following comment from reader David Oliver the other day. He made a really important point that I totally agree with. “You know what I was thinking one day is how so many people need to develop their capacity to find the good/opportunity in situations. It’s really like developing a muscle. It takes […]

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