As most know The University of Kentucky has just won the NCAA National Men’s Basketball Championship. This was a team led by 3 freshmen and 2 sophomores, who all had great individual talent but performed with a team mindset. No one tried to outshine the other teammate but instead looked to assist one another fight towards the shared goal: a championship title. Their superstar Antony Davis never got arrogant and felt he deserved to be the only option and demand the ball every possession. Bench players did not get jealous and envious of the starters and corrupt the team flow. Everyone accepted their position and role in order to accomplish what all teams set out to do; become national champions. Read More Is Your Business Team Kentucky Focused?
Lately you may have been hearing the terms “global economy” and “global competitiveness”. Just as the name states the global economy is an economy that is dependent on production and consumption on a global scale. This means that production at one place can equate to products being consumed at another location thousands of miles away. This would seem like a great situation but the advantages of a global economy can sometimes seem minimal compared to its disadvantages. What disadvantages can come from a globally connected marketplace you may ask. Let’s take a look at the global economy and how it shapes the economy and job market we all operate within. Read More Understanding The Global Economy
This thing called life is a journey that is often confusing and one that can leave you quite exhausted because of its unpredictable nature. With this environment of unpredictability comes the need for predictability for many people in the maze we call life. It is a maze because it is an open-ended pathway with many twist and turns that can detour your pathway to true freedom. So this is where predictability gets added to the equation because for most people, they need to be aware of their next step in order to feel safe. The need for predictability though can make your ability to get through the maze tougher because your sight is occupied with energy draining concerns that really provide no true benefit. Read More Stuck in the Maze of Life
If I have not mentioned it before; gangster crime films and series provide some of the best entertainment and education for me. The strategic planning and business savvy these stories depict demonstrate the complexity of human nature and the lengths people go to in order to be well off in this tough competitive world. About 2 weeks ago it was the 40th anniversary of The Godfathers creation so the film saga was being shown throughout the week. While watching the films I begin to really see the entrepreneurial and the business mindset that was an important aspect within the film’s storyline. Even though the film saga revolves around crime the business element speaks loudly and illustrates that entrepreneurship was an integral part of the Corleone crime empire. Read More Lessons Learned from The Godfather
Lately you might be hearing the terms “entrepreneurial mindset” and “think like an entrepreneur” being used a lot. Viewing things within an entrepreneur lens and operating like an entrepreneur has become the latest trend or better yet the latest business philosophy. This way of thinking and doing things is now being identified as the best way to produce innovative ideas and to help towards developing a vibrant job market. But what many people want to know is; “what is entrepreneurial thinking and how do I acquire it?” Read More What is Entrepreneurial Thinking?
Have you ever been seduced by great advertisement or a charming salesman only to be rewarded with low quality products and poor service. Most of us have and it is not a good feeling. In fact it tends to make us angry and frustrated because our emotions were played with and our money was wasted on crap. Many businesses perpetuate this problem by talking up a good game to get people in the door and fail miserably once a business relationship has been established. This is an issue that happens repeatedly and in turn creates very wary consumers who become fragile to the business experience. Once you have fragile consumers any problem no matter how minute can lead to a lot of frustration and cause for unwanted headaches. Read More Great Promotion, Failure to Deliver.
When you think about entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship what do you envision? In all likelihood you picture an individual doing what they love to do and living the life they want to live. It is the common image of entrepreneurship that has been put into our heads that makes us believe being an entrepreneur is all peaches and cream. The reality of the fact though is that entrepreneurship involves more than a good idea about how to enhance or change an existing situation. Entrepreneurship is about having an idea, formalizing that idea and having that idea be accepted by your target market. Read More Ambitions of the Entrepreneur