Category Archives: emotional intelligence

CEOs are watching TV for biz answers?

About a month ago (we’re a little behind) there was an article in the Wall St. Journal about business owners and CEOs watching certain television shows, as having something useful to say about the running of a company. I didn’t … Continue reading

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Uber: What You Can Learn

Well, Uber, to start with, has its founder on leave and most or allĀ of the C-suite has been dismissed from the company by the Board of Directors. Pretty sorry situation, but in hindsight, there are some lessons that could probably … Continue reading

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Back in the Saddle

I’ve been out of commission for about a month, because of injuries sustained in a fall, but I’m able to sit at my desk, and do posts. There are a bunch of things to comment on, which I’ll try to … Continue reading

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Travis, call Alan

There was an article in the LA Times about how messed up Uber is (not uncommon for a founder-led company), and how Travis Kalanick, the founder is ‘looking for help’, which almost sounded like a psych break was imminent. I … Continue reading

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So, What Are Your New Year’s Resolutions?

No, we don’t mean lose 10 pounds. We mean, for you business owners and CEOs/Presidents out there, what are you going to resolve to do this year, and it doesn’t all have to do with more sales. Here are some … Continue reading

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Do You Have A Company Culture?

You might be reading all the articles on company culture that have appeared lately and wonder, ‘what’s MY company culture’? Yes, you have one, and it’s based on a bunch of things, that you can observe: Do I have people … Continue reading

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Donald, Dinesh and Hillary HooHah

This is a business blog, and a small business blog at that, but the big faceoff tonight deserves some comment. Right on cue, mainstream media has been unrelentingly negative on their treatment of the Donald. Wall Street Journal, MSN.com, AOL. … Continue reading

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You Can Do It!

We just had an interesting new joiner of Solutions Forum….an ex-con who started his clothing design business with $50 in a shack behind his house, because no one would hire him as a screen printer/designer. He actually conceived the business … Continue reading

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The Intern

As you may recall, this was a movie starring Robert DeNiro and Anne Hathaway. Not a great movie as movies go per se, but it has some hidden meaning for management and startups. The nominal story is that a president … Continue reading

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