Business books are one of my favorite learning tools. I am not the first to say it but… learning must never end. I try to read 2-3 business books per month. From an ROI standpoint (yes, I am big on ROI), books are one of the best investments you can make with your money and your time. For $20 bucks or so, you can read about and learn from some very smart successful people. Information and… READ MORE
It’s risky business working for someone else. It fascinates and confuses me when people say that I am a risk taker or it’s ‘risky to be an entrepreneur. I never understood that way of thinking. One of my greatest life influences happened when I was a teenager. My father was an engineer and worked at a the same company, a major defense contractor, for 25+ years. By all accounts, he had a very successful career…. READ MORE
College ROI … for parents and high school students. I am proud to be a ‘state school kid’. Two years at a community college then two more at UMASS, Amherst. I got my bachelor of science and saved my parents a lot of money. From a pure college ROI standpoint, I would say it was a home run. I wish more people would stop getting themselves into what I call, ‘crazy debt’ for an undergraduate… READ MORE
In business (and in life), it is dangerous to ignore any small problems. Every aspect of your business will suffer if you allow internal issues and problems to continue to grow unchecked. They will not fix themselves. A good leader will confront problems as soon as they recognize them. Work hard to find positive solutions by listening to people then act. Don’t run away from small fires or they may turn into raging infernos.