I was initially introduced to Dreyfus model of skill acquisition by Merlin Mann, one of my favorite go-to’s for anything around productivity and the world of work. This concept changed the way I thought about problems and about expertise. The model basically describes a stage in the learning cycle where we are […]
A few minutes ago, I came across this tweet from my friend and co-founder at HubSpot, Brian Halligan.
Growing up, I didn’t dream of becoming a small business owner. I didn’t play “entrepreneur” with kids on the block. I didn’t get dressed up as a grocer, a psychologist or a jeweler for Halloween.
I’ve been collecting stories of late about what it means to be an entrepreneur, about what work means, about value, purpose and passion.
How easy are you to fool? Most of us tend to consider ourselves savvy professionals. After all, if you have your own business you clearly have some level of aptitude when it comes to the business world around you. Yet there are still situations where we may end up taken […]
I have a friend who is a struggling entrepreneur and has been for years. While he’s fabulous at what he does his business has never really taken off. About a month ago I dropped him an email because I had a client who could use his services. Then, oddly, I […]
Yesterday’s NY Times featured a cover story about an increasingly common problem of turnover that many Broadway musical productions are facing. As more and more of these shows feature recognizable star actors as headliners like The Producers with Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick, they run into the inevitable problem of […]
Imagine you’re havingsome big, high falutin’ meeting. Perhaps it’s a board meeting. Or, if you don’t have a board, perhaps it’s a management team meeting. Or, if you don’t have a team, perhaps it’s just you talking to yourself at 3:00 a.m. in the morning. Whatever mechanism it is you […]