It is quite rare for a business of most any kind to be able to adequately plan succession in the ranks of their mid-management staff. So often, a manager must be replaced in quick order. In that instance, should you look for a replacement within your ranks, or should you go outside to find a … [Read more...] about The Evolution of a Business Owner
I started playing the guitar when I was about 12. It was easy to fall in love with it and played nearly every day. In those days, Ted Nugent, Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, and the Beatles were among the day's rock musicians. One of my favorites was the Beatles. Even then, I loved playing the songs and … [Read more...] about Leadership is Like Playing the Guitar
When any business sells, rumors spread like a California wildfire. Rumors typically have no basis of fact, yet for many, it's a feeding ground of who's done what. After twenty-five years in my last business, we sold the company and moved to the beach for the record. The rumors we heard about the … [Read more...] about Floyd Jerkins – Found Naked
In 1991, I started my last company after a couple of years of thinking about it. A twelve-page business plan was written in the early morning hours that guided the company for 18 of its 25-year existence. My goals for dynamic living were clear, or so I thought. Writing the business plan for this … [Read more...] about Principle of Learning vs. Dynamic Living?