This is an interview with Irv Rothman, CEO of HP Financial Services. In this interview, I ask Irv questions about work and life, with a focus on how to win in any economy, and how to apply his best leadership lessons to our personal lives.
With more than 70 business skills for small business success, Business Techniques in Troubled Times is a powerful toolbox of business skills. It’s a book of proven practices, an action guide, and a business toolkit for small businesses and entrepreneurs.
This is a post on 50 ways how NOT to make money. If you want to make money, then it also helps to really understand how not to make money. If you learn these insights well, you can avoid years of fruitless efforts, and can get back on track faster from failed attempts.
Whether you want to be an entrepreneur, or just act like one, Bill Schley can show you how in his book, The Unstoppables: Tapping Your Entrepreneurial Power. This books puts lessons from the world’s greatest masters on fear, risk, failure, and innovation-on-the-fly, right at your fingertips. And, you can use the six rule sets that make entrepreneurs succeed, whether you are a start-up or a big company … or a start-up within a big company.
Synthesis is a powerful way to distill information. You can boil down ideas and communicate the key take away. You can take a few ideas and combine them to form something new. Victor Cheng teaches us a formula we can use for synthesis. According to Cheng, Synthesis enables us to communicate in a way that is “concise, integrates detailed analysis of the big picture, and is action-oriented.”
This is a guest post by Al Ries on rebranding. Al knows branding and rebranding. After all, he and Jack Trout, coined the term “positioning.” I asked Al if he would share his insights on how to rehydrate, revitalize, or renew a brand? Al delivered.