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Dec
30

The Pumpkin Plan by Michael Michalowicz

The Pumpkin Plan was an excellent book, I finished it quickly because I really enjoy Mike Michalowicz writing style, humor, and the ways he tells a story. Mike is a very talented writer and really spells out his entrepreneurial style in this book with some of his great stories. I will come right out and say I’m an avid reader of Mike’s blog, which can be found here. It’s an excellent blog on business and entrepreneurship and I encourage all of my blog readers to read it as well. In this book, Mike talks about all of the missed opportunities,

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Jul
8

The Google Story by David Vise and Mark Malseed

The Google Story was about seven years old when I read it, but I have read several Google books in the past and am fascinated by the company so I figured why not give it a read. Right off the bat I want to commend the authors David Vise and Mark Malseed, this was a very interesting and well written book. It reads much like a timeline of what events Google went through, the mistakes they made, and the progress they achieved that helped lead them to the enormous success of a company they are today. The book starts out

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Jul
6

Quiet by Susan Cain

Quiet by Susan Cain is a great book, in it she talks about introverts and the power they can have in business and society. According to Cain, over a third to half the world’s population are introverts. Cain talks about how in Western cultures extroverts are looked at with great promise, those of us who are who are talkative, bold, outgoing, and charismatic tend to be thought of as more successful, smart, and important than those of us who prefer to keep quiet. However, the opposite is true in Eastern cultures (i.e. China is used in Cain’s book, although you

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Jun
3

Boundaries in business

Do you find yourself bending over backwards for your clients, doing things for them that take too much time, or aren’t part of the product or service that you offer. If so, maybe it’s time you set some boundaries with those clients. It’s only good business sense to set up professional boundaries of what you will and won’t do for your clients. Sure, this may mean we lose a client from time to time but did you really want to deal with their hassles anyway? You can always deal with others. As a successful business owner or successful salesperson you’ll

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Jun
2

Passion can lead to success

Many entrepreneurs realize a passion can lead to success so when they pursue something they go head first and give it all they got. Additionally, people like to capitalize on their passions and make them what they do as a full time job. We see this in our everyday lives in the “tribes” that we’re part of. The most successful people have built a business from something they love. For example, one of my friends use to be a police officer and there were things he liked about it and things he didn’t like about it. He really enjoyed the

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May
30

Habits of successful rainmakers

What is a rainmaker? A pretty simple, but accurate definition is that a rainmaker is someone who is very successful, especially in business. A rainmaker is an individual you not only want, but need in your organization. They are able to help your organization in multiple different ways through their diverse set of skills. Rainmakers tend to be excellent in the field of sales, have large networks, are very well organized, and strive to improve on their past performance. Rainmakers live by the mantra, “Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in

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