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How to Start Systemizing Your Business

It takes years to grasp certain business ideas and being the painter VS the paint is one of them. Once you understand the concept yourself, you will want to teach others on your team. When you’re trying to teach…

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Hiring Superstars

The most expensive lessons I’ve learned in business have come from hiring the wrong people. Poor candidates lie all the time. They lie in resumes, interviews and references. Most books on how to get hired teach candidates deceptive tactics…

Business

3 Common Barriers to Business Growth

Barrier #1: The need to grow leaders below you You can only scale so far on your own. If you’re always giving your team the answers, you never allow the people below you to think and grow for themselves.…

Business

Defining Priorities

I just watched a customer at a sandwich shop waiting patiently at the cash for a staff member to serve him. The staff was busy writting something down and it took him a few minutes to even acknowledge the…

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Business

What’s New?

It’s the first question we ask someone when we haven’t seen them in a while. New is what comes up in conversation and is why the news is called the news. Yet most brands never utilize the power of…

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The Jobs We Won’t Lose to Machines

The only jobs we won’t lose to machines are jobs that are rooted in emotion. Jobs that require sympathy, empathy, respect, warmth, tenderness, and love. When a robot says I love you. Even when the robot is made to…

Business

Taking Your Business Reviews Seriously

In business, it’s typical to prioritize for higher revenues, higher profit or higher retention but what about higher reviews? Reviews are the first place people go before making a purchase decision these days. It’s often what makes or breaks…

Business

Bad Service

The restaurants here in Greece always bring you your bill right after you order. The server at the restaurant put seven meals on our bill even though we were only six people. It was clear that he made a…

Business

The Element of Surprise

I just got back from a restaurant in Santorini where I saw the most beautiful sunset I’ve ever seen. Friends of mine had been there a few days before and liked it so much that they convinced me to…

Business

Don’t Know or Don’t Care

The service at this restaurant I went to was horrible. When it comes to staff it’s either they don’t know or they don’t care. You can work with someone who doesn’t know but you can’t do anything about someone…

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…

Business

7 Systems for Small Business Freedom

Systems bring you freedom. They allow you to step out of your business and work at a higher level. It’s a hard thing to grasp because as a business owner – you can’t see the picture when you’re in…

Business

Why Increasing Wages Will Lead to Less Jobs

The goal of a corporation is to make a profit. The only way to do that is to lower the cost to deliver a product or service to a customer or charge more to the customer. Business owners are…