How To Determine If Franchising Can Be Your Path To Independence

in Helpful Insights, Decision Making, 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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How BodeTree Launched A New Venture Investment Fund And Learned Three Important Lessons

in Helpful Insights, Decision Making 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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When It Comes To Success In Business, EQ Eats IQ For Breakfast

in Helpful Insights Jun 18, 2018

When I was younger, I bought into the fallacy that the “smartest” person always won. I pushed myself to achieve the highest scores, earn the most recognition, and excel in every field. I worked as hard as I could, but I almost always fell short of my goals.

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A Few Thoughts For Entrepreneurs Wrestling With Depression

in Entrepreneurial Mindset, Helpful Insights, Leadership Essentials Jun 8, 2018

This has been a hard week for those of us who care deeply about depression and the people who wrestle with it. Both entrepreneur/designer Kate Spade and chef/TV personality Anthony Bourdain took their own lives this week, leaving many to wonder why people who seemed to have it all would go to such lengths.

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An Entrepreneur's Letter To His Son

in Entrepreneurial Mindset, Helpful Insights Jun 6, 2018

As a father, I’ve taken to writing letters to my son in an attempt to document the lessons I’ve learned throughout my time as an entrepreneur.

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Entrepreneurs: Remember That Who You Spend Time With Is Who You Become

in Entrepreneurial Mindset, Helpful Insights May 30, 2018

This past weekend, I had the incredible pleasure of watching my best friend, Dr. Andrew Wolf, graduate from medical school. This was a tremendous accomplishment, made even more impressive by the fact that he managed to pick up four additional degrees in the process.

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Why Truth, Humility, And Patience Are Every Leader's Most Powerful Weapons

in Leadership Essentials, Helpful Insights, Entrepreneurial Mindset May 17, 2018

I’ve been exposed to a lot throughout my career, some good and some bad. Whether it was during my time as a junior executive at a Fortune 500 company or my near decade-long journey as an entrepreneur and CEO, I’ve experienced just about everything you can think of.

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

in Decision Making, Leadership Essentials, Helpful Insights 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, Leadership Essentials, Helpful Insights 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 Leadership Essentials, Decision Making, Helpful Insights 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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