We spend years in the formal education system learning about how to get a job and a career and earn money, but very little of that, if any, is spent learning how to manage that money to reach lifestyle goals. Money and the problems associated with personal finance are a source of a lot of […]
How do you know when it's time to start looking for a new accounting system? Is the tool that you're using good enough? Can you extract enough value from some future state that would justify all the hassle and headache associated with upgrading to something different? Before you can even start asking those questions, it's […]
*This is part two of an interview that I started in the previous episode.* You can find part 1 by clicking here: Listen to Part 1 What’s the business worth? Who will buy it and at what price? Should I even sell the business? Is there another option? It is never too early to plan your […]
It’s never too early to plan your exit strategy What’s the business worth? Who will buy it and at what price? Should I even sell the business? Is there another option? It is never too early to plan your exit strategy. It can take 3 years or more to prepare your business for you to […]
We all need to give more attention to identity theft in the wake of the Equifax breach Most of us already know that Equifax reported a data breach that affects more than 143 million US customers, about 44% of the population. It’s an extremely serious breach; hackers got access to full names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses, driver’s license numbers —... Read more »
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CEO Fraud is a very simple and effective cyber attack that can cause significant business losses CEO Fraud couldn’t be simpler. There’s no malware to write and no malicious code or links to implant. It’s a text only email, plain and simple – but it’s the social engineering that makes it work. Due to its simplicity, these spoofing attacks are one... Read more »
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Everyone can be funny if they can follow a process. I'll never forget a Chris Rock Interview that I listened to. That was when it dawned on me. Comedians don't just get up on stage and start making people laugh. They follow a rigorous process. The discovery lead me to the San Francisco Comedy College and introduced me to my... Read more »
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Goals are great for helping us figure out where we want to go. Systems will get us there. We all have things that we want to achieve in our life and for many, the path to those things starts by setting specific and actionable goals. Goals are good. They can provide direction and even push you forward in the short-term,... Read more »
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There are a multitude of tools and apps in the world designed to help us stay organized. I’ve tried many of them, but I’ve never come close to achieving the organizational zen that I’ve hoped for. That is until now. In this episode, my guest Aaron Lowe and I talk about Bullet Journaling a pen and paper based framework for... Read more »
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61% of cyber attacks by hackers each year involve small to medium-sized businesses. At least half of those companies won’t even know the attack has happened until it’s too late. IT system security and data protection have always been important. But as the statistics highlight, the need to focus attention on security is increasing for companies of all sizes. Larger... Read more »
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My first reaction to the daily huddle was, “What can we possible have to talk about everyday?” But what I came to learn was that the daily huddle can be the cornerstone of a team’s meeting rhythm and a system by which everyone is constantly vetting, in a very transparent manner, their tactical actions against the organization’s goals, core values,... Read more »
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It can be frustrating as a manager when we’re not getting the results that we expect from an employee. Assuming the team member wants to be successful and is giving us his best effort how can we help him get unstuck? In this episode we’re going to talk about a framework that I learned from a really smart manager, Rick... Read more »
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It’s just easier to use shorthand. This is never more true than when working with your team. It allows a manager to leverage habits and pre-agreed to norms of behavior to quickly communicate with team members. But to work properly, our shorthand needs to be carefully scripted so that we can eliminate as much ambiguity as possible. In this episode:... Read more »
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It’s what the receiver hears that’s most important.. That seems pretty simple, but if it’s true, why does there seem to be so much miscommunication! As a manager, how can we make sure our team hears what we mean the way we mean it? In this episode my guest Samuel Hatton and I talk about: How we mislead others without... Read more »
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