Starting and growing a company is very similar to having a baby. If you are, or want to be, an entrepreneur, you can learn a lot from mothers.
Here are 14 tips:Read More
I wrote before on when to fire someone, which is a difficult topic for most managers. One of the readers later told me that he would not fire the “diva” employee (has great output, but bad attitude). The reader has this brilliant technical employee working in his startup with a “personality problem”, but is holding on to the employee because he is critical for the startup’s success.
I couldn’t disagree more! And I will tell you why.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
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
Have you ever had a “deer in headlights” moment? You know when you have that blank, confused, motionless look after someone points out something you did not realize before. You just stand there like a deer staring at an incoming car’s headlights on a highway… clueless. Most of the time, this happens when someone challenges an assumption you had.
Think of your assumptions like talking to three types of dudes in a party:Read More