Years ago, I was in a boxing class learning how to slip punches. My trainer Richard Dimitri gave me a simple tip that turned out to be a valuable life lesson. It influenced how I approach life.Read More
Here is a list of common signs you can identify that someone is about to resign. A good manager will be able to read these signs and take action to preempt instead of fighting fires.Read More
Pitching to investors is a frightening thing for most people. There are a million possible questions investors might ask you. Here are the three things all the investors’ questions are trying to get to.Read More
Once in a while, you come across a quote that makes you step back and reflect. I came across this quote from Bestselling author Marianne Williamson, which was used in the movie “Coach Carter” starring Samuel L Jackson. The quote moved me because it touched on the inner struggles and fears we have as individuals. We have them as children and as adults.Read More
When you’re putting together a business plan to present to potential investors, you will be inclined to do almost anything to improve the odds of getting them on board. Adding a SWOT analysis is a mistake.
Here’s why.Read More
Firing someone is one of the most difficult things a manager will do. On the other hand, not firing when you should is one of the biggest mistakes a manager can make. One of the challenges is deciding if its better to drop the axe or give the person another chance. Three Subjects To help us make the decision, lets imagine you have three people on your team. The first, lets call her Diva, is very smart and gets along with most of the team. Her performance charts, however, are like roller coaster ride. She performs great when she feels like it, but she has been “unmotivated” lately and her performance has taken a dive the last few months. Facebook even reported a 1% increase in traffic due to her contribution alone in the past quarter. Next up is Hope. She’s is a hard worker, gets along well with the rest of the team, gladly puts in extra hours to get work done and help the team when...Read More
We relate to people and businesses better when they stand for something we identify with. According to Simon Sinek, the author of the book “Start with Why”, people don’t buy what you do, they buy why you do it. A good way to express your beliefs is a manifesto. I was inspired by the manifestos of Holstee, Expert Enough, and a number of other manifestos. So I developed a manifesto for ThinkDoBusiness to share some of my thoughts and beliefs relating to business and life. So here it is: Business can be good… and it can be fun. ThinkDoBusiness is here to help people new to management and non-business entrepreneur do business better. We will be sharing articles, videos, tips, interviews, and many more to stimulate your mind and help you do business better. We would love to have you a regular reader. Just enter your email address...Read More