The Death Spiral

Early in my career I worked for a major computer company. Before we were unleashed on the world, we had to go through the typical technical and sales presentation training. Regardless, if you were prepared or not, you had to give your presentation to the instructor and your peers at … Continue reading

Who is Your Satellite (Mentor)?

“We all have mentors. They recognize the talent we don’t see under our own noses.” Jason Hewlett – Entertainer According to Wikipedia, there are three types of satellites:     Natural Satellites – also called moons    Artificial Satellites – objects intentionally launched into orbit, such as communications and weather satellite Another Type … Continue reading

How to Start

I am often asked, “How did you start your business?” “How did you shift from corporate America to entrepreneurship?” “How did you make that leap?” One of my favorite blog posts on this subject is by Leo Babuta of Zen Habits. Enjoy – ET How to Start “There are two … Continue reading

6 Ways to Increase Your Influence

Whether you’re starting out in an entry-level position or you are the CEO, you have things that you want to accomplish, and you want your voice to be heard. Perhaps you’ve been researching your field and realize that in order to keep up with your competition, major changes need to … Continue reading