More business wisdom ( aka Diagrammatical Sh*t) This time: “Corporate life explained”

The Most Important Thing About Launching a Product (Hint: You Learned in High School) Picking the “right time” to launch a new product is a lot harder than just studying the trends and crafting a sound strategy, don’t you think? After all, you may be worried that your product isn’t quite “finished.” And well, the current market may seem unpredictable. Oh and perhaps it’s a new market so there’s no historical data from which to learn. And surely you don’t want to rush and squander the opportunity to make the

Simon Sinek: How Great Leaders Inspire Action Simon Sinek has a simple but powerful model for inspirational leadership all starting with a golden circle and the question “Why?” His examples include Apple, Martin Luther King, and the Wright brothers.  This super interesting and inspiring TED Talk boils down to this: To understand business, you need to understand people. Among the insights he shares, “If you hire people just because they can do a job, they’ll work for your money. But if you hire people who believe what you believe, they’ll

  Even the greatest were once beginners. What’s important is that you START. #business #success #leadership

“Things I hate. 1. Boring Business blogs 2. Lame attempts at Humor  3. Lists. – Especially Lists.” Why do I detest lists so much? Because. They’re unexciting. And, gimmicky. And over-used.  And well, all sequential and business-y and stuff. Therefore, I vow, dear reader, to spare you the pain of reading another dull list. Err, well,  until after this post of course. But, this one isn’t dull. I promise. It’s essential. Trust me, you need this. – Particularly, if you’re starting a business. You see, a lot of people who start companies

“When ‘Small’ is Not Enough” Do you have a small business that you want to be bigger? Do you ever find that servicing your current clients consumes so much of your day that you’re left with little or no time to work on growing your business? If so, consider this. Try raising your prices! You heard me. Do it. Now. Right now. Sound crazy? Scary? – Maybe even counter-intuitive? Here’s the thing: While the price of your service establishes a value for what you do, that value doesn’t have to

Nicki Minaj – Bossed Up! Regardless of whether or not you’re a fan of her music, there is a lot of truth in what singer, Nicki Minaj has to say in this interview excerpt  about gender roles in the workplace and the challenges associated with being an entrepreneur and business owner.  You go girl! -Jeanine (Source:

What they don’t teach you in business school. #kiddingnotkidding

I Fail. Therefore, I Succeed. As kids we’re taught that the key to academic achievement is to avoid being wrong. As adults we work in companies that stigmatize mistakes. In fact, we live in a society focused on mitigating risks. So then, is it really any wonder that we have a tendency to avoid failure at all costs? To me, the irony in all this is that in order for us to be successful we need to take chances. We need to be prepared to be wrong and, harder still

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