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Ethical Conduct Is Everyone’s Responsibility

The dictionary definition of “ethics” is: ” The study of standards of conduct and moral judgment.” The act of being ethical is an act of conformance to moral precepts. People who are ethical are honest in all dealings and sensitive to the rights and dignity of others. I hold that it is impossible to be […]

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I believe that one builds their own character

The first step is a choice. You must choose to build your character; you then need to hold it as a value-that’s the first step. Once you understand that you possesses the power of choice, you will go about seeking the character traits and integrating them into your character structure. The question I am always […]

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Is this your dream?

Take a minute and think about how many people you know who are thinking about starting — or have started — a business recently. Chances are you’ve ticked off at least a couple of names, and that speaks volumes about how our economy is evolving. Starting a business has always been the American way, both […]

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Does this make sense?

Does this make sense? How would you answer this question: If everyone in the world were the same, the world would be ..? A leader of a recent workshop asked this question. Most people answered as he expected: “dull” or ‘boring”. My first response was “happy”. I gave my answer and then got a “what-an-idiot” […]

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My thoughts on international business

Unfortunately, for many students today, “international” is not yet a part of their college education and it very much needs to be. Only twenty percent of American citizens hold a passport and half of that number are either over 60 years of age or under 5. And according to our “Open Doors” research, just about […]

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Education and the Entrepreneur

Thousands of bright, ambitious young men and women are applying for admission to business school. They will learn about corporate life and have reasonable hopes of prosperous careers. Yet such students seem to me to lack the elusive quality that makes for real business success. The very title Master of Business Administration says so much. […]

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Entrepreneurship today

Think of America and how our freedoms which most take for granted have created an entrepreneurial culture that allows us to become the world leader in creating new technologies that completely change the world market place. Far too many non-entrepreneurs believe that business plans that include market research coupled with those hockey stick financial projections […]

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How did I overcome my stress and become a successful serial entrepreneur?

My purpose today is to offer you some frameworks and ideas for maximum velocity in a super-networked world. I’m going to talk about winning. Winning is better than losing, business is a blood sport, and entrepreneurs are its warriors, born to bet the bank not work for it, driven to slaughter impossibility. Getting into the […]

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GET INSPIRED! A Seminar on Entrepreneurial Learning

GET INSPIRED! A Seminar on Entrepreneurial Learning Invest in Your Business: Make Time for Education Tonight’s focus is on Motivation and Goal setting. Ask yourself this question “Am I achieving my Goals?” Now ask yourself ” Am I motivated to achieve the Goals I have set for myself?” You’re not alone! Thousands of entrepreneurs/business owners […]

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Tips on finding a great mentor

Getting the right advice People in small businesses can become very isolated. You can’t just walk down the corridor and chat about your business with a colleague. Often you can find yourself getting bogged down in day-to-day operating details and forget to “take the helicopter ride up” to look at your business from a distance. […]

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