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You get what you inspect

The manager of the store creates checklists but nobody follows them. The chef lets an undercooked dish go out to the customer never to see them again. You don’t get what you expect. You get what you inspect.…

Business

The Ripple Effect of Raising Wages

When wages are forced to increase on a mass scale the guy that owns the coffee shop doesn’t just have to pay a few extra bucks per staff. There’s a ripple effect. He gets a phone call from his…

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Brand Values

Starbucks just added chips to their food stand where you wait in line. When mothers come in for a coffee I keep watching these kids yanking on their moms jackets to buy them. I can just imagine what it…

Business

7 companies scaling with kindness

A business that scales on Kindness is the best type of business model. These are the type of companies we need to share and support: 1. Patagonia 2. Tentree 3. Flor 4. Wally Parker 5. Tom shoes 6. Hand…

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Business

Can VS Should

If you talk to a good developer about creating an app you’ll soon realize that you can do just about anything you want these days. Want your app to upload stuff to the cloud? Want your customers to be…

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Business

2 Questions Before Hiring Anyone

There are thousands of books on how to hire the right person. But the best solution for hiring is always one based on your own past experience. Here’s an exercise: Think of specific people you’ve loved to work with…

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3 Steps to Creating a Self-Managed Company

At first the entrepreneur does everything themselves. They wear all the hats in the company. But the next stage of growth comes when the entrepreneur learns to let go of being personally involved in every aspect of the business.…

Business

Scarcity to Abundance

Capitalism moves in this way. We go from not making much stuff to making too much stuff. In a bookstore or on a magazine rack, it used to be that there was only space for top sellers. The book…

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Profitable Waste

In nature, “waste” is food. Waste from one system becomes food for another system. Plants and animals decompose to make fresh soil. Where we breath in oxygen and exhale carbon dioxide, trees do the opposite. Nothing is wasted. On…

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Business

Jobs Technology Won’t Replace

  I was driving home when I received a text. I looked down at my phone to see who it was when I looked up I was on the other side of the road. Luckily there was no other…

Business

Shoppers Drug Mart Now Has Self Check Out

I took this picture in Calgary last week as I noticed the Shoppers Drug Mart had 6 self-checkout stations (or as I like to call them “bots” …like robots) and only one person working the cash. There’s nothing like…

Business

There’s Only 3 Ways to Grow Your Revenue

The first way is to gain a new customer. The second way is to increase the size of the order per customer. And the third way is to increase the frequency of purchase of the customer. Most business’s focus…

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Business Lessons From The Church

The church has the number one best selling book in the world and is the third largest owner of land in the world. They’re such a powerful business that people don’t even see them as one – until they…

Business

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…