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Guy Kawasaki Joins Writer.ly Publishing Marketplace as Board Advisor

Guy KawasakiGuy Kawasaki, the famed Silicon Valley venture capitalist and  entrepreneur, has just been named the new board advisor for Writer.ly, a startup online marketplace for writers and the publishing industry.

Writer.ly, which debuted in late 2012, is a website where writers can assemble a team they need to publish and market their books.

On the site, writers can sign up for a free account. They build their own profile and post biddable job requests for a copy editor, book Read More

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“Playing to Win” Explains the 5 Strategy Mistakes Businesses Make

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In this highly competitive economy, small businesses need a strategy to flourish and grow. The question to ask yourself is:  are you playing to win, not just trying to stay in the game?

With their book Playing to Win: How Strategy Really Works authors Roger Martin and A.G. Lafley make the argument that delaying decisions on your strategy can have enormous consequences for your business.  Martin and Lafley are both Procter and Gamble executives.

I learned about the book through Read More

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Get Yourself Into the Power of Habit

power of habitA year or so ago, I sat in a seminar where the instructor said that we spend most of our days and our lives on autopilot.  ”You think that you are making choices and decisions, but you aren’t – your brain is.”  I knew he was right.

As much as I wanted to believe I was a highly evolved human being, I knew that deep inside, I was mostly nothing more than a stimulus-response mechanism.  I mean just the other Read More

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Don’t Miss These Favorite Small Business Books From 2012

With the 2013 Small Business Book Awards underway, I could not help but reminisce about my favorite small business books. I thought about the ones that made an impact on my way of thinking moving forward.  I felt these books also impacted how small businesses can make a difference in their operations as well as in their community.

Without further adieu, I present my favorite small business books from 2012. I hope these inspire your thoughts for nominating your favorite Read More

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Read The Athena Doctrine to Prepare Yourself for What’s Coming

athena doctrineWhenever I’m in a room of business women, somehow the conversations always turns to women ruling the world.

We seriously talk about how a women’s business and management style might impact the course of world events.  At some point the conversations wanes and we all stop talking about it or just laugh it off as if something like that might not ever happen and if it does – we won’t be around to see it.

But it looks like we Read More

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