2015: The Year of the Depth Charge

It has become fashionable for many social media friends to put forward 3 words that will be their business (and/or personal) focus for the coming year. I like the idea – which I think originated with Chris Brogan – hey, it’s all about clarity and brevity, right? So, this year, I’m going to go with it. […]

The Cornerstone of Success: Youtility

Let me begin this review of Jay Baer‘s recently-released business book “Youtility” by stating that the core message – the best way to succeed in business is to actually be helpful – is hardly novel or original. It’s just rarely practiced – which makes this a very important volume for anyone seeking to launch or […]

De-Fragment Your Business Strategy

As I talk in-depth to small business people (including consultants), I am seeing a pattern over and over again. I think it may actually be endemic for most professionals. Let’s call it business fragmentation. What do I mean? Well, over time, perhaps our offerings have become more diverse or less focused (sometimes in response to a […]