Goal Setting I really enjoyed this article on goal setting. I've been struggling a bit with this exact concept as I've always been a believer in SMART goals but when setting larger, organizational Strategic goals they seem to break down. Personally with my weight loss goals I find that SMART works really well with short … Continue reading Great Goal Setting Article
I used to be a whiner, always complaining about the US government and how things should be better. After living overseas, I'm proudly rocking my USA flag t-shirt today and have shut my mouth. While most of my outer-USA experience has been Asia, I can't think of a single government experience that has been better … Continue reading TSA Precheck – WoW
http://www.mikemichalowicz.com/I greatly enjoyed listening to Mike speak. He uses a very unique analogy from the Pumpkin farming industry that's super relevant to those of us in the service business.
This was one of my favorite initiatives I have ever been a part of.
I have been blessed to have spent a majority of my working career as an entrepreneur surrounded by great people. I’ve spent much of this career reading business books, blogs, and magazines. While there are many different opinions on how to run a business, no matter who you talk to in the entrepreneur or managerial world, they will tell you this: “It’s critical to surround yourself by great people”. That being the case, as leaders, the next step is to make sure you have done everything in your power to set those great people free to grow the business.
The evolution of Vinasource started as a couple of guys, sick of Microsoft process, who wanted to operate freely and build great, affordable applications for our clients. We were fortunate to find a dynamic, enthusiastic group of developers in Vietnam and we were off to the races. We ran the company loosely…
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A book review I wrote for my company blog.
Most entrepreneurs pick up a business book every now and then and find nuggets of information that they can apply to their business. Rarely though do we find those books entertaining. Critical Chain by Eliyahu M. Goldratt accomplishes both.
The story revolves around a university professor in his final year who is trying to gain tenure in the face of budget cuts. Tasked with finding something new in Project Management, he uses his unique teaching style to work through problems with the students in his executive MBA class.
While the story was fun, the nuggets of information – particularly around estimating and the Theory of Constraints – are what really stood out. In project management, estimation is always one of the most difficult tasks. This is particularly true in software development. What the students found in the professor’s class was that a large part of their estimating challenge stemmed from…
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Crazy Kids I have no kids but I can see why they provide some of the happiest moments in the life of a parent when I read this. Please do click through and add a smile to your day >>>
Some of my thoughts on building business mindset as a core competency across your team.
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I have been blessed to have spent a majority of my working career as an entrepreneur surrounded by great people. I've spent much of this career reading business books, blogs, and magazines. While there are many different opinions on how to run a business, no matter who you talk to in the entrepreneur or managerial … Continue reading Why We Flattened Our Company