Trust, but Verify

“Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.”
William Shakespeare

Self Leadership

Learn to Lead Yourself Before You Earn the Right to Lead Others

"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power." - Abraham Lincoln


Systematize Your Personal Performance - Part 2 of 2

“When the subject is strong, simplicity is the only way to treat it."
― Jacob Lawrence

This is part 2 of 2 of my newsletter article on how to systematize your personal performance. To read part 1, which was published on May 26th, click here.

Systematize Your Personal Performance - Part 1

“Don't be fooled by the many books on complexity or by the many complex and arcane algorithms you find in this book or elsewhere. Although there are no textbooks on simplicity, simple systems work and complex don't.”
― Jim Gray

My long-time subscribers and followers know I am a big believer in the power of systems to accelerate the growth of a business. If you would like to know more, read my article in the Globe and Mail from October of last year.

The Best Investment Ever – Yourself!

“Someone's sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.”
- Warren Buffett

10 Easy Steps to More Cash Flow

“Number one, cash is king... number two, communicate... number three, buy or bury the competition.” - Jack Welch

My First Real Lesson in Leadership

In 1986, I had just graduated from engineering school with my newly-minted diploma, $30,000 in debt (1986 dollars), with no immediate prospects for employment. Two years previously, I had driven across the country from Vancouver sleeping in a car I had purchased for $55, as the result of placing 30 simultaneous stink bids on surplus auction vehicles, and blew a piston only 50 km from the school forcing me to hitchhike the rest of the way to start my studies.

The Lean Scale Up

Achieving scalability continues to be one of the biggest challenges facing companies today. Many companies successful startup and then grow revenue, only to stall in the dreaded $2M - $5M revenue range. Several factors account for this stalling, including: initially addressing a small market segment (often regional or a niche), poor initial business models, inexperienced leadership and lack of growth capital.

Ten Steps to a Winning Strategic Plan

“A goal without a plan is just a wish.” -Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Step 1 - Commit to an exceptional business strategy


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