A New Reverence For the Old

We reverence the new. Instagram is creating new ways to communicate with each other. Harvard researchers have created news ways to control drones with the mind. Banksy has introduced new styles in art to increase our interest in both politics and art. Elon is building...

The Trial and Error Biz Pro

To go pro, you have to learn your skill. The only way for you (or anyone) to learn a skill is trial and error. You then “forget” the error, apply the way it worked, and repeat that successful act for the next trial. We know that trial and error is how we...

The Most Insidious Kind of Hate

What is the most insidious kind of hate? Which flavor of hate causes the most destruction, derails the most drives, and devastates the most dreams? Self-hate. Self-hate does all that and more. Self-hate has carte blanche with the personal insults. It says things to...

To the Creators Go the Rewards

It’s far too easy to tear down and criticize acts of creation. It’s much harder to complete one. It’s far too easy to criticize Elon Musk’s erratic behavior. It’s much harder to build a private rocket and space travel company and to be the first in human history to do...

The Myth of Herman-Henry Melville

We love hero stories, its true. Sometimes, though, we also love failure stories a little too much. You know the one. The now-famous author of ‘Moby Dick’, Herman Melville, was so obscure that even the newspaper published the wrong name in his obituary....

It Scaling Even The Right Thing?

Is scaling even the right thing? For many, scaling may seem like the only way to get ahead of the competition. It may seem like the only strategy to lead to a unique offering, better margins, heck, simply getting paid better as an owner (with less work, of course.)...

Digital Isn’t Always Better

Digital isn’t always better. Have you noticed how automatic, motion-sensor paper towel dispensers are going back to manual pull down? Create enough headache with your latest technology and people will move their money back to the old thing. Every new upgrade...

2,000 New Followers Won’t Get You There

You don’t need the next perfect Instagram post. You don’t need the next 2,000 followers. The successes you need are on the other side of the hard won paradigm shift. To shift your entire scripting, mind, cultural norms, and others-imposed limiting beliefs, you need to...

Do An Old Thing

Between every new book you read, read an old one. Between every new movie you watch, watch an old one. Between every new contact you make, contact an old one. The old reminds us of that which lasts. It contextualizes every new thing we encounter. Hidden treasures were...
The Best Business Decision You Can Make – Episode 211

The Best Business Decision You Can Make – Episode 211

So, what is the best business decision you can make? As soon as humanly possible, stop winning on pricing alone. Quit focusing on “owning the market share” and start focusing on “owning the market profitability”. The best business decision you...