Business Strategy

Business Opportunity is Knocking – Are You Listening?

April 29, 2011

I have experienced a lot of good fortune in my life. This may be dumb luck but I don’t think so. I may have exceptional talent. Again, I don’t think so. In my experience, business opportunity comes as a result of two broad criteria: You are paying attention, and You aren’t afraid to take the [...]

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What Poker Can Teach Us About Being Successful in Business

April 25, 2011

Being in business isn’t hard. Sell something your customers need. Bring in more money than you send out. Having a successful business is a lot harder. Being successful means you have to do everything that much better than your competition. You need a positioning that’s, unique, competitive and motivating. This is hard. To be successful [...]

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An Effective Positioning ≠ Outside of the Box Thinking

November 1, 2010

I read something interesting at the gym last week in Seth Godin’s latest book, Linchpin. Artists don’t think outside the box, because outside the box there’s a vacuum. Finding an effective positioning for your business won’t come from thinking outside the box. It will come from re-imagining the box you are in, the market where [...]

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