As a creative, there is great value in building a close family of friends, allowing you to share in the joys and pains found in the film, television, and other facets of the creative world. Too, your network of collective wisdom can serve to steer you toward growth and success. Below is a conversation I... Continue Reading →
Wow! Adam Grant deals with criticism in the workplace in this popular Ted Talk with hedge fund mogul Ray Dalio of Bridgewater Associates, where criticism is not just appreciated, but it is expected in every layer. While many might consider this type of living extreme, I believe we can all learn from their model to... Continue Reading →
Most everyone born in the later half of the 20th Century is familiar with the 1981 Oscar-winning film Chariots of Fire (Best Picture, Best Original Music Score, Best Original Screenplay, Best Costume Design + 3 additional nominations), featuring the story of runner Eric Liddell. The Olympic gold medal recipient has influenced many following his days... Continue Reading →
Imagine arriving at the coffee pot to pour your morning coffee when, rather than receiving the traditional greeting, you are backed against the wall by some HDIs (highly disgruntled individuals) because you made a really unpopular decision, and now you've got to dig your way out... As executives and managers, and simply even spouses and parents, many find themselves in this very... Continue Reading →
Through steady, planned, enthusiastic perseverance, we worked to establish a spirit of excellence, mutual support, and winning. Confidence.
The contrast from where we had come from to where we were totally made my day, and it helped to reinforce fundamental business principles in a very real way.
As a business owner, my guess is that you have the tools to meet the needs of your clients - education, tools, etc., but it's important to ask yourself if you appear ready and able to your potential clients.
Most anyone who produces anything (books, videos, toys, cars) can tell you the three major forces that are constantly tugging at each other: Cost, Time, and Quality. Essentially, you can pick two of these items, but the third will be pulled from the sum of the other two. For instance, if I choose to do a quickly... Continue Reading →