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Small Business Growth & Innovation Tips: June 2014

Small Business Growth & Innovation Tips: June 2014

| June 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Knowing When It’s Time to Leave the Party It’s important to have a reliable barometer that helps us gauge when it’s time to leave the ‘proverbial party.’ For me, the party I am exiting is located at the School of Management at Boston University. However, for you the ‘party’ might be a customer relationship that has gone awry, […]

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Small Business Growth & Innovation Tips: May 2014

Small Business Growth & Innovation Tips: May 2014

| May 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

Use Yah Blinkah! A few weeks ago the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (DOT) revealed their latest digital sign, “Use Yah Blinkah” to remind those of us in the fabulous state of Massachusetts that communicating with other drivers about our next move is important. If you’ve ever driven through Massachusetts you’ve discovered that most of us […]

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Small Business Growth & Innovation Tips: April 2014

Small Business Growth & Innovation Tips: April 2014

| April 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

Hope is NOT a Strategy – It’s Fuel For Your Dreams If you’re a fan of the show Lost you may recall the episode during season one when they discovered a hatch on the island they’re mysteriously stranded on. Before they figure out how to blow it open, there are many discussions about what could be […]

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Small Business Growth & Innovation Tips: December 2013

Small Business Growth & Innovation Tips: December 2013

| December 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

Can Your Business Benefit From a Midlife Crisis? Happy Holiday Season. I’ve spent a lot of time this year pondering the direction of my life and my business. You see I turned 50 earlier this year (good opportunity for you to feign surprise) and, as anticipated, I had my proverbial midlife crisis.I’m still in the midst […]

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Small Business Growth & Innovation Tips: November 2013

Small Business Growth & Innovation Tips: November 2013

| November 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

When the Dream Is Bigger Than the Obstacle: Lessons from the Amazing Red Sox Comeback This month I’m thrilled to co-author this newsletter with my 18-year old son, Ben Weiner, whose knowledge and love of sports is at an All-Star level compared to my young rookie status.Together we apply lessons learned from the amazing comeback story of […]

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Small Business Growth & Innovation Tips: October 2013

Small Business Growth & Innovation Tips: October 2013

| October 14, 2013 | 0 Comments

Are YOU a Game Changer? Regular readers of my newsletter know that this summer was pretty exciting for me as I had the opportunity to teach at two universities (Brandeis and Boston University) and visit Lagos, Nigeria where I spoke with over a thousand students about innovation and entrepreneurship. However, the lesson that stands out the most from […]

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Small Business Growth & Innovation Tips: Summer 2013

Small Business Growth & Innovation Tips: Summer 2013

| July 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

Nigeria – Hope On the Edge of Chaos, Crime & Corruption   Ever wonder where all the Volkswagen Microbuses from a bygone era disappeared to? It turns out they’re alive and bustling around, albeit at a very slow pace, in Lagos, Nigeria where I just returned from a speaking engagement on innovation and entrepreneurship. This […]

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Small Business Growth & Innovation Tips: June 2013

Small Business Growth & Innovation Tips: June 2013

| June 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

Everything Critical About Business Success I Learned From My Dog This month’s newsletter is dedicated to my recently departed dog Biscotti (pictured above with my son Ben about 10 years earlier showing their beautiful trusting relationship). Biscotti reinforced in me (and my children) the values that we hold true in business and life. After 15 years of […]

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Small Business Growth & Innovation Tips: May 2013

Small Business Growth & Innovation Tips: May 2013

| May 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

What’s Your Bucket? Everybody has a bucket…and no, I’m not referring to the ‘bucket list’ of things you must do before you die. That list is likely more interesting than the bucket to which I’m referring. This bucket is the system or process that you know you need to fix or establish to manage your […]

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Small Business Growth & Innovation Tips: March 2013

Small Business Growth & Innovation Tips: March 2013

| March 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Power of Reinventing Yourself This month I am excited to share the story of a man I met at a training course I ran a few weeks ago. Bob C. (pictured above) is in his early 60′s and he inspired me to think about the power we all have to reinvent and transforms our […]

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