Month: November 2013

A Slimming Story of Reinvention

Sara had enough of her dead end job.  After two abysmal attempts at the LSAT exam for law school admittance and a miserable three-month stint at Disney World, she responded to a billboard ad to sell office equipment and supplies.  After landing the gig, she was handed the Yellow Pages and instructed to sell $20,000 […]

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Git ‘er Done

Paul Glomski, the CEO and co-founder of mobile app developer Detroit Labs, is a scrappy leader.  He is laser-focused on driving meaningful results in his business and realizing the company’s full potential.  As a result, he’s unwilling to get tripped up when things don’t go according to plan. The entrepreneurial process is often mischaracterized as […]

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Find Your Superpower and Use It

Aquaman has the unique ability to communicate with sea creatures. Comic book heroine Invisible Woman can — you guessed it — become invisible at will. In fact, each of the superheroes we grew up with and admired have one or more superpowers. Turns out that most highly successful people — both mythical and real — […]

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Time: Your Most Expensive Expense

Business people waste a lot of time worrying about spending money.  By conserving cash, the thinking goes, they are protecting their most precious and scarce resource.  As an investor in startup companies, I see this pattern play out again and again: leaders that invest too slowly in growth, believing this is a safe approach. In […]

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