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Vacation is Serious Business

Guilt-free time off should be planned – and required.

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The Art of Profitability

22 different models of profitability

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The Lean Startup

The Lean Startup Summary The Lean Startup is a human institution designed to create a new product or service under conditions of extreme uncertainty. The Lean Startup takes lean manufacturing concepts and applies them to the process of innovation in uncertain environments. The big idea is to figure out the right thing to build – […]

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Evaluating Your Business Ideas

8 frameworks to evaluate, structure and refine your business ideas.

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7 Ways to Generate Your Next Big Business Idea

My observation is that most entrepreneurs fall into 2 camps: those that solve their own problems (i.e. “scratch your own itch”) or those who seek exploitable or underserved markets (i.e. “markets matter most”). Here are 7 techniques to help you get ideas no matter what your disposition.

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Getting Organized

The goal of any organization system should be to have a clear head and feeling of relaxed control.

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Do First Things First

4 frameworks to stay focused on your most important tasks.

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Build On Your Strengths & Interests

Recognizing your strengths & interests and going where they are rewarded is the most effective way to get results.

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Achieving Flow

How can we achieve that blissful feeling of focused attention when concentration deepens and we lose track of time and ourselves?  When we’re less concerned with the result and simply enjoying the task at hand?

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Energy Management Impact Managing You Upstartist MBA

Riding Oscillation: How to Build Stress and Recovery into your Work Schedule

In order to maintain peak performance, we must take our time off seriously. 

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Energy Management Impact Managing You Upstartist MBA

The 4 Dimensions of Energy: Physical, Emotional, Mental and Spiritual

If any of these dimensions is under-stressed or over-stressed our performance suffers.

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Managing Energy, Not Time, is the Key to High Performance

When is your biological prime time?

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Energy Management Impact Managing You Upstartist MBA

Manage Your Energy and Attention

“Energy, not time, is the fundamental currency of high performance.” – Jim Loehr This week we attack a topic that is critically important yet rarely – if ever – taught in business schools: managing your energy and attention for peak performance.  Most of my source material comes from Dr. Jim Loehr’s pioneering book, The Power […]

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Work on your Habits

“Your net worth to the world is usually determined by what remains after your bad habits are subtracted from your good ones.” –
Benjamin Franklin