Dare to be different. Please.

I had an insurance brokerage company ask if I could recommend some ways to help them improve their web presence and market themselves more efficiently. We talked back and forth about what services they offered. I ended up choosing not to take them on as clients. The reason I felt that I wasn’t the right […]

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What to do When the Ship is Sinking

We all face professional disasters of one kind or another. It’s inevitable, whether you work in your own business or for someone else. And sometimes those disasters are brought on by us (whether we want to admit it or not) and sometimes those disasters are externally occurring but impact us anyway. I was going to […]

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What Compels People to Hire You (Instead of Your Competitor)?

Each and every day, millions of entrepreneurs sit down at their desks and compete with each other to earn business. For many, it’s fun. For many, it’s cut-throat. For many, it’s desperate. If you run a business, how can you compete against everyone else in your niche to grow? I face that frequently in my […]

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Reasons for Scope Creep

Posted by on May 11, 2009 in: Project Management

“Onomatopoeia” (pronounced “on-oh-matta-pee-ya”) is when the word for a sound closely resembles the sound itself. The word “hiss” hisses just like a real hiss. The word drip seems to drip from your mouth like a real drip. Buzz and murmur are two other words that are “onomatopoeic” in nature. In a way, the word “scope […]

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The conundrum of committedness – part 1

One of the constant themes I see in the consulting I do is business-growth. Whether I’m working on helping a business get off the ground, or whether I’m implementing a new product into a company’s sales cycle, or whether I’m helping turn an idea into a product, it’s all about strengthening and improving the business. […]

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