New Year’s Business Resolutions

by William A. Schiemann, Ph.D.

It’s that time of year again for business owners to think about change, improvement and new achievements for their company in 2017. We know from research that 92 percent of New Year’s resolutions fail, but rather than say, “Why bother?” try going about those resolutions in a more effective way. The following “secrets to success”… [More]

The Power of Positive Destruction

by Mike Hunter

It’s no longer good enough to build a company to last; today, it’s about building a company to ignite change. The Power of Positive Destruction reveals how to start a new business, disrupt an industry, and adapt to changing environments by leveraging technology and a new mindset. Serial entrepreneur Seth Merrin has built businesses by… [More]

Becoming Hewlett Packard

by Mike Hunter

Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard invented the model of the Silicon Valley startup and set in motion a process of corporate becoming that made it possible for HP to transform itself six times over the 77 years since its founding in the face of sweeping technological changes that felled most of its competitors over the… [More]

Brand Desire

by Mike Hunter

If companies can create true desirability for their brands, customers will not only express preference and loyalty, they also show a willingness to act as brand champions, participate in online communities, co-create innovative ideas, and show the sort of commitment that is normally associated with fervent employees. Brands need to nurture it by offering both… [More]

Tools of Titans

by Mike Hunter

Nearly two hundred world-class performers have been interviewed for the podcast, The Tim Ferriss Show, over the past two years. Guests range from super celebs (Jamie Foxx, Arnold Schwarzenegger, etc.) and athletes (icons of powerlifting, gymnastics, surfing, etc.) to legendary Special Operations commanders and black-market biochemists. For most of the guests, it’s the first time… [More]

Spark

by Mike Hunter

Most startups fail for these key reasons: The entrepreneur started business without a clear sense of purpose or poor management or a lack of understanding the customer. David Hilton will enable readers to see their business from a higher perspective — a perspective that shows them where they are in the journey of building their… [More]

The Dream Chaser

by Mike Hunter

The Dream Chaser shows readers how to step out of the day-to-day grind and start creating the life they want. It’s possible to have both, and this book shows how to get there. The key is in following one’s passion and purpose. Everyone has a natural-born talent — whether they know it or not —… [More]

High-Growth Levers

by Mike Hunter

Mark Faust’s strategies show how even businesses in the most dire of times still have a set of responsibilities, a path and processes they can follow that will optimize their chance of turnaround and long-term success. Leading corporate strategist Faust proves that a business can see positive growth with the application of action plans like… [More]

Scrappy

by Mike Hunter

Paying one’s dues and plugging away may gain a person enough experience through “the school of hard knocks” to be successful. But for those who want to reach their goals faster, earn more, beat the odds — and do it with class and style — it’s time to get scrappy. Scrappy people see big problems… [More]

Navigating the Talent Shift 

by Mike Hunter

By 2020, 40 percent of the workforce won’t want to be someone’s employee. That means managers and executives have to forget the old recruit-and-search-for-months methods to acquire talent and revise their perception that “talent” is only full-time employees. The good news is that this talent allows businesses to achieve the biggest impact on projects in… [More]