Category Archives: Informative

Instead of Being Interesting, Be Interested…..In Constantly Learning.

I recently read a Harvard Business Review article: The Best Leaders are Insatiable Learners. The author, Bill Taylor, discusses one of the more revered and read speeches of John Gardner  and the importance of constantly learning, growing and renewing yourself.  … Continue reading

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The $6.6 Trillion Dollar Gap

Tomorrow marks the 40th Anniversary of The Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) that was enacted on September 2, 1974.  The history behind ERISA is quite interesting.  At that time pensions were popular yet there was not a lot of … Continue reading

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Barron’s: Accounting Games Companies Play

Each Saturday morning I look forward to my electronic copy of Barron’s.  It is to those who enjoy a morning cup of coffee and the paper my equivalent enjoyment. Barron’s offers a section called “other voices” which is the ability … Continue reading

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Top Five Wealth Building Factors

Today I found this Survey $25 Million Plus Investors 2012 by Spectrum Groups.  The site had some good insights that I would like to share plus I added my two cents.  Here are their top five factors: 5)  In the Right Place at … Continue reading

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Corporate Culture and Steve Jobs. It is a Company Valuation Discussion.

Steve Jobs announced his resignation and CEO replacement this week.  The market flurried on the news, articles and cable segments were plentiful on Job’s revolution of the world, his greatness, his attention to detail, how round two leadership differed from … Continue reading

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Social Media Liberates and Amplifies. Do you Feel Like Liberating?

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Social media is authenticity with a liberating microphone ready to amplify if we use its power for good. I would encourage leaders to look at the implications of social media more broadly than just marketing and fads.  It really is … Continue reading

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There is Truth to Both Sides of Every Story

There is truth to both sides of every story…every time.  In the business environment, look for the truth to the other side of issue, the story, or the problem.  When the two views are complete opposites, try to find the … Continue reading

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Corporate Culture: The Sleeper in a Company’s Valuation Equation

I recently heard a story of a woman who bought a CPA firm.  In essence, she believed she was paying for the client list of the seller.  She had the seller sign a non-compete agreement to protect the customers.  She … Continue reading

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Know Enough

Knowledge is power. The more you know the more you realize you don’t know much. The more you know the more you understand you must have others by your side to fill in the knowledge gaps. The more you know … Continue reading

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A Hiring Manager’s Wish: The Ultimate Job Seeker

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Like anything beautiful, great and unique, I have learned anything worth having comes with a hefty price.  In this case having a great team means the selection process is comprehensive and thorough. For the positions I am filling, I receive … Continue reading

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