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June 2017

Marketing

Growth Strategy

This guy just zoomed pass me on his bike. People think of Uber as a cab company. But Uber doesn’t sell cabs it sells convenience. Everything is more convenient with Uber. The payment, the rating. The fact that you…

Marketing

What Business Are You Really In?

Nike doesn’t sell shoes. It sells inspiration. Jack Daniel’s doesn’t sell alcohol, it sells honesty. Lego doesn’t sell plastic bricks, it sells creativity. People don’t buy products or services. They buy the feeling they get from them.…

Business

The Generalist VS Specialist

This store in Amsterdam only sells ducks. Of course this could never work in a small town. The larger the town the more specialized a businesses can be. The smaller the town the more general it can be. The…

Business

Give Them What They Want

I’m in Amsterdam and I just left a restaurant that was dead. Tables were available everywhere. The food was decent and the look and feel of the place was good. But the business model didn’t match the people in…

Lifestyle

Fear and Intuition

It’s easy to mistake your feeling of intuition with your feeling of fear. Intuition is about love and comes from the heart. Intuition concerns itself with making a positive impact. It sees no bounderies and gets to the core…

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Lifestyle

Live Dangerously

The womb of the mother is said to be the most comfortable place in the world. In the womb you’re protected. You float around in liquid. You have no work to do. You’re never bothered. No sound is too…

Leadership

How to Motivate Your Team

Years ago I was having trouble leading my team. My company was growing fast and I felt like we were losing that energy we once had. I read a bunch of management books for solutions which led me to…

Entrepreneurship

It’s Not The Millennials, It’s You

A business owner was complaining that everyone he hires is so lazy. He blames it on the millennial generation that don’t want to work. But he’s wrong. It’s not a people problem. It almost never is. It’s an operational…

Lifestyle

Avoiding Information Bubbles

I took this picture yesterday at Chapters. It’s a simple example of what’s going on in marketing. “If you love this, you will love these.” In the future we will only see what we want to see. It’s already…

Entrepreneurship

Chasing Financial Freedom

I remember when I first started as a personal trainer. Exchanging my time for money. I was passionate. I was in my element and when I helped people change their lives I felt fulfilled. My goal was to realize…

Entrepreneurship

Moving Towards Business Maturity

The oldest business in the world is a hot-spring hotel called Nisiyama Onsen Keiunkan in Yamanashi, Japan. which has existed since the year 705. A business that is far into maturity. A new startup is like a teenager, it’s…

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Lifestyle

How a Simple Habit Swept Across the World

One of the only habits the majority of the population has been able to adopt on a daily basis is brushing your teeth. It’s hard to believe that 100 years ago most people didn’t brush their teeth. It wasn’t…

Lifestyle

Scattergories

When you play Scattergories, in the last 10 seconds the timer starts to tick really fast. As hard as I try it seems impossible to come up with a new word. The same is true in everyday life. The…