One of my favorite management thinkers of all times is Peter Drucker. He’s credited with starting the profession of business consultants. One of his famous statements was: "The purpose of a business is to make and keep a customer". I love that statement and today we’re going to talk about 6 things you need to think about when it comes to this statement. Transcript One of my favorite management thinkers of all times is Peter … [Read more...]
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I often talk about how I was the worst manager who ever lived for the first four years of my full-time business career. I yelled at someone with a full throated scream at least once a day. It was never my fault when something went wrong, it was always someone else’s fault. This worked OK until we opened our second branch operation. Then, I was no longer in a place where I could intimidate people every day. From this awful experience, both for … [Read more...]
I talk about values on a regular basis. It’s something that I believe is the keystone to having a great business. Often, people will ask me why I’m so consumed with values. The answer I give might surprise you and it’s the topic of today’s video. Transcript I talk about values on a regular basis. It's something that I believe is the keystone to having a great business. Often, people will ask me why I'm so consumed with values. The … [Read more...]
One of the things I hear when I talk with a business owner who are over fifty years old is I’m going to be able to afford to leave my business in five years. When I go back two years later, I hear the same thing, five years from now, three years after that the same, five years from now. I’ve heard this so often I’ve named it perma-five…this is where something is always five years away. The reason for permanent-five is I know there’s something … [Read more...]
Every industry has its own language and this is often referred to as jargon. Now I personally hate jargon, especially when I don't know what it means. I often feel the person I'm speaking with is trying to make me feel dumb. And I know they're not, but at the same time jargon is very useful, and it's useful because it gives you a short hand way to explain something and that's my belief on why it exists. Today’s video is about the jargon that’s … [Read more...]