Do You Want to Build a Startup or a Business?

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Do You Want to Build a Startup or a Business?

Legit question. A startup is not a business. It exists for a different reason. A business exists to serve the long-term blended needs and desires of the founding team, the community for which it creates solutions, experiences and delights and, increasingly, the larger community and ecosystem in which it exists. A startup, on the other […]

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Why Scale? Entreporn, Exits and End Games

Launch, scale, flame or exit, rinse and repeat. It’s all anyone in the world of tech-entrepreneurship and especially entrepreneurship media can talk about. Because it’s sexy. It’s where the stories and legends are created. A couple of people in a garage giving birth to a multibillion dollar company with a giant exit. Or, more likely […]

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Good Life Project Goes Live: This. Changes. Everything.

For nearly a decade, I’ve had a vision to build a single venture devoted to equipping a new generation of entrepreneurs and world-changers with the knowledge, tools, mindset and support needed to do amazing things in business and life. Today, that vision becomes reality with the launch of Good Life Project™ (GLP) and GoodLifeProject.com. So, […]

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10 Commandments of Epic Business

At the end of my 2011 Annual Report, I created a simple graphic called – “10 Commandments of Biz” The 10 commandements were about doing business a different way. One that was designed to lead to not just a great career that changed lives, but to the ability to love the work you do in […]

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Treat Your Best Customers Like They Were Your Mom

I recently cancelled an online service. It was a monthly subscription. A great service. It’s just that my needs had changed and I no longer needed it. I might have in the future, though, and figured I’d go back to it “if and when.” After checking the box that cancelled the service, I was pushed […]

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Meetings: The New Dysfunctional Company Picnic

There’s been a lot of talk about meetings lately. And a lot of push back. Not so much about the fact that they exist (well, yes, people are hating on that), but “how” they exist. Because all too often they are sources of dysfunction, rather than progress. Enter Al Pittampalli and his new book “Read […]

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The Online Entrepreneur’s Productivity Toolbox

Today’s guest contributor is Natalie Sisson, a Suitcase Entrepreneur and Adventurer who shares creative ways to run your business from anywhere in the world. She is passionate about using online tools social media and outsourcing to create more freedom in business and adventure in life. She’s also a friend, a long-time member of our tribe and she’s […]

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A Short Sweet Guide to Big Cool Things

Derek Sivers is an interesting cat…

A grad of the prestigious Berklee College of Music, he trained for years as a musician, before making the jump into the world of entrepreneurship (not that he stopped being a musician).

Over 10 years, he built industry-leading indie-music distributor/retailer, CDBaby, then sold it for $22 million in 2008…but not before transferring the entire company into a charitable trust that set aside only a modest sum for him to live on after the sale…

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Bryan Franklin’s Most Dangerous Question on Earth

My friend and one of the wisest business and life sages I know, Bryan Franklin, recently gave a TEDx talk in Vegas entitled “The Most Dangerous Question On Earth.” The video just went up. Some of you may remember that Bryan and I hosted a 90-minute business strategy call in January that had 750 people […]

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Made to Shtick

A lot of people want a lot of attention… Which leads to a whole lot of shtick. Goofy “leave-behinds,”  like squeeze balls, popsicle sticks or M&Ms with your name printed on them. Or events designed purely to get attention. Problem is, in a world filled with attention-hungry noise, it’s not enough. Shtick doesn’t stick. It […]

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