Building a business that lasts is the exception rather than the rule. Fifty percent of start-ups fail within the first five years. That number drops the longer you stay open, but even then, building a [...]
A former high school classmate recently greeted me with this comment, “You look exactly the same. You haven’t changed a bit.” My initial reaction was gratitude for the kind words and a moment of pride [...]
Want to finish this year strong? The Five Friends share ideas to help you end 2016 on a high note and get 2017 off to a great start.
Your business didn’t start out with the intent to become lethargic and ultimately irrelevant. It began with an idea that would provide a product or service that is faster, better, cheaper, or friendlier than your [...]
Didn't make it to the Summit? Find out a few of the ideas you missed. Were you there? Here a a few key ideas to remember.
Depending on your preferred quote, the truth will make you miserable, make you mad, and set you free … but not until it is finished with you. I take no comfort in contradicting James Garfield, [...]
Take a moment to answer this question: How do you build and sustain a culture of commitment, accountability, engagement, and results? Did your list contain hiring for fit, coaching and developing people, providing an engaging [...]
What is one thing you wish you had done sooner in your business? The Five Friends share their ideas.
Your business will probably not last forever. Fifty percent of start-up businesses fail within the first five years. The average lifespan of a Fortune 500 company is only 40 to 50 years. S&P 500 companies [...]
Want to know about the struggles facing organizations today? The Five Friends share their what they are seeing in the marketplace.
Rapid, radical technology advances have always disrupted the status quo and created a generation of marketplace winners and losers. In 1860, there were probably Pony Express riders who sat around after a long day’s ride [...]
Want to attract more business for your company? The Five Friends share their ideas with marketing tips that work.
What companies are getting it wrong today? More important, what can you learn from them? The Five Friends share their ideas.
Want to understand the latest trends that will affect your business? The Five Friends share their ideas.
There has never been a time when the need for leaders to pursue positive change has been more crucial than it is today. That’s not to say that change has never been important in the [...]