What Else?

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How can you go the extra mile for your customers?


You know that “what else” has been engrained into my everyday life since I was 10-years-old. As my career has progressed in business, one of the key things that I have carried with me throughout everyday is thinking about what else I can do to make someone completely happy (because customer service is the key to any business).… Continue reading...

Street Smart Ideas to Drive Success

Street smarts. It’s become kind of a cliché term, but the concept in itself is the driving force behind your success. Don’t get me wrong, there are a lot of great things happening in classrooms at all levels today. But for me, I have found that the experience you gain from real-world problem solving and failures can far outweigh the type of help that a book can afford you.Continue reading...

Embracing Potential


Many years ago, two salesmen were sent by a British shoe manufacturer to Africa to investigate and report back on market potential.

The first salesman reported back, “There is no potential here – nobody wears shoes.”

The second salesman reported back, “There is massive potential here – nobody wears shoes.”

You may have heard that story before, or at least variations of it.… Continue reading...

8 Questions with Joe Plumeri

8 Questions with Joe Plumeri

Everyone imagines top CEOs as larger–than–life figures who do things no one else could. But deep down, a good business leader is an everyman who combines vision and high energy with the ability to connect with and learn from all types of people. I had the chance to sit down with renowned business leader Joe Plumeri, author of the newly released The Power of Being Yourself, to discuss how to stay positive, motivate yourself and others, and achieve success in your life and work.Continue reading...

The Changes I Would Make to Today’s NBA


First-off, cut the schedule from 82 games to 70 by cutting out the second half of back-to-backs. Why? The cellar-dwellers of the NBA need to be incentivized to compete through the conclusion of the season.

The way to keep teams competitive is by having a postseason tournament for the non-playoff teams (…I must admit I’m stealing some ideas from a recent Grantland article).… Continue reading...

Two Things I Wish I Had Known Before I Went Into Business (and Life)

This guest blog is from one of the funniest women I have ever met, Elaine Williams. She does motivational talks to help others by calling on her own life experiences and battles with addiction. I spoke to her recently and found that there were two key things I thought would be valuable to share. 


1245Let me begin by saying that I am truly grateful for my life, health and support network and for the work I am doing in the world.… Continue reading...