How To Determine If Franchising Can Be Your Path To Independence

in Decision Making, Helpful Insights, Franchising Jul 16, 2018

This Independence Day, in between the barbecues and fireworks displays, a lot of people are going to be reflecting on their personal desire for career independence.

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Three Key Questions You Need To Ask Before Evaluating Any Franchise Business

in Decision Making, Franchising Jul 3, 2018

If you’re anything like me, you get excited by new and interesting ideas. I’m the type that sees what is possible. Entrepreneurship requires that kind of optimistic enthusiasm, but it can be a double-edged sword.

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How BodeTree Launched A New Venture Investment Fund And Learned Three Important Lessons

in Decision Making, Helpful Insights Jun 28, 2018

One of the things I love most about entrepreneurship is that it allows for continual learning. Every new experiment, product, or strategy serves to make you smarter, more mature, and ultimately wiser.

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Why Trust, Respect, And Admiration Are The Critical Components Of Good Dealmaking

in Decision Making, Helpful Insights, Leadership Essentials May 7, 2018

Every entrepreneur is a dealmaker at heart. You see, entrepreneurs don’t just like to create value; they like to search for outsized returns on their efforts. The experience of providing someone with the exact thing they’re looking for at the exact moment they’re looking for it is nothing short of magical.

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Three Painful Lessons Learned From Working With A Bad Sales Prospect

in Decision Making, Helpful Insights, Leadership Essentials May 1, 2018

If an organization is a body, the sales team would undoubtedly be the heart. Sales not only keeps organizations alive, but they also represent the fundamental reality upon which everything else is based.

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How And When To Inform Your Team Of Major Developments In Your Business

in Decision Making, Helpful Insights, Leadership Essentials Apr 23, 2018

As I continue to mature both as an individual and as a leader, I’m increasingly amazed by the fact that the most straightforward advice is often the most difficult to follow.

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How I Learned Three Hard Truths About Organizational Transformations

in Decision Making Apr 19, 2018

I don't care how much experience you have or how sophisticated you are; change is hard.  As humans, it seems as though we're destined to forever oscillate between craving change and fearing it. When we set out to transform BodeTree into a very different type of organization, I knew that there would be quite a few challenges we'd have to overcome.

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When It Comes To Developing An Exit Strategy, It Pays To Be Creative

in Decision Making Apr 18, 2018

If you sit back and think about it, the concept of modern tech investing seems ludicrous. Investors pour vast sums of money into ideas they believe will become the “next big thing” and only stand to gain in the event of an exit.

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How BodeTree Learned To "Ooch" Its Way Toward Transformational Change

in Decision Making, Helpful Insights Apr 13, 2018

When I look back on the many mistakes I’ve made while leading my company, BodeTree, one stands out above the rest.

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How The Team At BodeTree Discovered The Transformative Power Of Exploring New Markets

in Decision Making Apr 9, 2018

This is the first post in a new series about the enormous transformation that my company, BodeTree, has undergone in the past two years.

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