“How to succeed in business without really trying”

June 13, 2011

It cannot be done – but still a funny movie. Yes a movie youngster, the current Broadway show is a revival – not its first time to the rodeo. If you watched Sunday night’s Tony awards you could have seen the last two and the first two gentlemen who portrayed J. Pierpont Finch (Ponty) on […]

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It’s ALWAYS about communication – stupid

June 12, 2011

Sure I know I am not supposed to use the word “stupid.” But sometimes we need to be reminded that we all can behave in stupid ways. To generalize, most of business stupid mistakes involve poor or no communication. Business owners do not tell effectively what we want so we do not get what we […]

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Change IS Hard!

May 2, 2011

Duh – you know that! What you may not think about is change often does not take on the actual issues we THINK it will. For folks who were not following my 90 Day Vegan program on www.facebook.com I hope you will be pleased to see less of me – 17 pounds less! Things I […]

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Biz Movie “The Incredibles”

April 26, 2011

Have you seen the motivational quote “It is hard to soar with eagles when you fly with turkeys?” That might be a background story to “The Incredibles.” (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0317705/). Is now a good time to tell everyone that I am a cartoon fan? Not every cartoon – but old school USA ones like “The Incredibles.” Also […]

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Lessons from a REAL depression – Biz Movie “Water for Elephants”

April 23, 2011

Lessons from a REAL depression – Biz Movie “Water for Elephants”. Thinking about the book/movie as business lesson instead of romantic story might give you much food for thought.

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Lessons from a REAL depression – Biz Movie “Water for Elephants”

April 23, 2011

While you might think the movie “Water for Elephants” is about a Depression era circus – which it is, but also it is not. If you read or listen to the book – which I recommend, there is more detail than the movie but overall this was a solid, interesting and visually stunning film. Sara […]

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More about Succession Planning – Biz Movie “Arthur”

April 17, 2011

While the movie may not have been out very long the new “Arthur” (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1334512/)is filled with issues caused by a large corporate business owner’s problem with having a drunken slacker for a son. She thinks it worries stockholders to think the company will one day be run by a lunatic who spends money like it […]

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Succession planning – YES you do need it!

April 10, 2011

Even if you are just opening a business knowing how you plan to end it makes some decisions simpler. Once you decide to build a current business to its maximum potential and then to sell it before starting an even more profitable one your decision tree gets smaller and more focused. If you just walk […]

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Eating out early in the tourist season

April 9, 2011

Today was a bright sunny day on Cape Cod so I decided a drive to the end of the earth would be in order. This involved a 45 minute drive that was unhurried and not stressful. In about 6 weeks this same trip will change because of being stuck in the traffic that is sure […]

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Business Movies

April 6, 2011

It has come to my attention as a rabid movie watcher that I should add my ideas about business movies and how they can be helpful as inspiration AND cautionary tales. Learning from other’s mistakes can save a LOT of time and lawsuits. According to www.BusinessPundit.com these are the 50 Best Business Movies Ever. (http://bit.ly/2xDZED). […]

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