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Finding Funding

“You don’t need to have a 100-person company to develop that idea.” -Larry Page Finding funding for personal and business ventures has always been one of the more difficult obstacles facing emerging entrepreneurs. This is most true for newer and smaller businesses as well as inventors and creatives. With the increasing technological advancements, especially the […]

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What Return on Investment can Company Retreats Provide You?

“No matter how brilliant your mind or strategy, if you’re playing a solo game, you’ll always lose out to a team.”— Reid Hoffman, Co-founder of LinkedIn A great company retreat has the ability to transform and renew both your company and employees. If done right, it can provide you and your company an enormous return […]

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Tiger’s Success and Iconic Victory at Augusta

“Never listen to other people’s expectations. You should live your life and live up to your own expectation.”-Tiger Woods Tiger Woods is undoubtedly an inspirational person. He has battled through countless injuries and surgeries. Many believed he was done and would never be able to return to a fraction of his once dominating form, let […]

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What Lessons can be learned from the Command Style of General George S Patton?

“Wars may be fought with weapons, but they are won by men. It is the spirit of men who follow and of the man who leads that gains the victory.” – Gen. George S. Patton General Patton once stated, “Prepare for the unknown by studying how others in the past have coped with the unforeseeable […]

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Are You the Disruptor or the One Being Disrupted?

“Learning and innovation go hand in hand. The arrogance of success is to think that what you did yesterday will be sufficient for tomorrow.” – William Pollard The term disrupt is defined as: to drastically alter, to interrupt; to change. In businesses today, industry disruption, a process whereby a smaller company with fewer resources is […]

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Optimization vs. Maximization; Sustainability, Fad or the Future?

“Great design is not just a solution, it is the elimination of the problem.”-M. Cobanli 2019 marks a pivotal year in the consumer realm. Regardless of what you might think of them, millennials are set to overtake the boomer-generation this year with a consumer base of 73 million individuals in the US; and a total […]

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Success and The Art Of War

“Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win” ― Sun Tzu, The Art of War Business is the new age battlefield and surprisingly Sun Tzu’s 2500-year-old tactics can still be applied and found successful to this day. Bill Belichick, Patriots head coach, is known […]

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Race “With” Technology to Maintain Competitive Advantage

“Once a new technology rolls over you, if you’re not part of the steamroller, you’re part of the road.”–Stewart Brand, founder of the Global Business Network Technology does not grow in a linear fashion, it grows exponentially. As time passes, this curve becomes steeper and steeper while technology improves at an unfathomable rate. This phenomenon […]

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Trust in Core Values

“If you get the values and the culture right, success will happen.” –Tony Hsieh, Zappos CEO Customer loyalty is ultimately driven by the personal interactions buyers have with the people working within a particular organization. To put it simply, an organization’s culture is what drives performance.  Any given company that dominates an industry gets its […]

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New Goals for 2019

“Without commitment, you’ll never start, but more importantly, without consistency, you’ll never finish.” –Denzel Washington January presents a unique time in people’s lives to reflect on this past year’s sweet successes, and learn from their bitter failures. Regardless of last year’s outcome, people desire to continue pushing themselves, achieving both personal and organizational success, and […]

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