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Your Company Needs a Culture Hack: 4 Ways to Do It

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / December 6, 2014

Remember when you were excited just by the idea of being an entrepreneur? When you sprung out of bed every day, ready to take on the world? Unfortunately, many businesses are so riddled with life-sucking cultures and backward practices that they break down the natural immunity of our personal values. Corrupt cultures corrupt us, and we’re soon running companies so filled with compromises that compromise us that our…

6 Steps for Perfecting Your Workplace Accident Protocol

by / ⠀Health & Fitness / July 19, 2014

Like the need to buy extra light bulbs or touch up your hair color, your company’s accident protocol is likely something you don’t think about until you’re in the moment, and it’s too late. Accidents happen, and it’s important for business owners to know how to address them appropriately when they occur. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, about 13 Americans are killed on the job…

Tension: The Silent Epidemic That’s Killing Your Company

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Startup Advice / April 16, 2014

Did you hear the one about the stressed-out business executive who walked into the doctor’s office complaining about terrible nightmares? “It’s awful,” the exec tells his doctor. “Some nights, I imagine I’m a teepee facing incredibly strong winds, rain, and snow. I’m all alone on the edge of a cliff.” The exec continues, “Other times, I’m not a teepee, but a wigwam that’s about to get destroyed by…

Got Cultural Intelligence? Why It Matters for Your Business Success Abroad

by / ⠀Startup Advice / August 5, 2012

Are you getting ready to form a partnership overseas or expand your target market to work with clients abroad? You know that you need to learn the local language so you have probably purchased a phrase book or taken some language classes. You have even brushed up on some of the different customs, traditions and food that you will encounter when you get there. All set to go,…

Andrew Morello, Winner of The Apprentice, Talks About Culture, Success and the Journey

by / ⠀Entrepreneur Interviews / September 2, 2011

From an early age of 15, Andrew Morello has always had the drive and passion for business. From running dance parties, working in the real estate industry to winning Channel’s 9’s TV series The Apprentice, he now works with Mark Bouris at Yellow Brick Road Management as the head of Business Development. In this Q & A interview with Alex Pirouz, Andrew Morello reveals the importance of working with the right…

How To Manage The Culture Of Your Growing Company

by / ⠀Startup Advice / July 21, 2011

Everyone likes culture. It defines us as people. Where we live and call home, the music that moves our souls, the art we appreciate, etc. One area that people who are starting their own businesses forget about is the culture of the organization which they have founded and/or are running today. In my opinion, the culture of an organization is right up there with making your product or…

The New Management Culture – Doing Business, Not Just Talking About It

by / ⠀Startup Advice / December 18, 2010

One of the most common, and often most heartfelt, of criticisms of management is that it’s too buried in “management culture” to do any actual management. The sitcom style of management is now about 60 years old, and it really doesn’t make a lot of sense to the new generation of entrepreneurs who work 18 hour days trying to do business. People who are working on multiple tasks,…

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