Four Ways Your Organization Can Stay Ahead

by / ⠀Startup Advice / November 10, 2012

I recently saw an independent study that said there were 4,900 woodworking manufacturers in the United States.  4,900!  Talk about competition.  The study continued to say that about 85% of the business is done by only 5% of the industry!  How crazy is that?  This screams that there is a major lack of leadership in this industry and the word “floundering” suddenly comes to mind. Think of this…

Creating the Right Office Culture to Foster Innovation

by / ⠀Startup Advice / October 13, 2012

If you’ve ever wondered why the buzzword “innovation” is thrown around so often, it’s because its two biggest results – added value and the change that drives it – are so crucial to business growth. Innovation is the marshalling of resources to create breakthrough value; this process introduces value-driven change into relatively stable systems. Without these two cogs, companies are just spinning their wheels. Innovation isn’t found everywhere,…

With Bin Laden’s Death Comes Entrepreneurship’s Birth

by / ⠀Startup Advice / May 3, 2011

Bin Laden: Dead.  Entrepreneurship: Alive. A typical Sunday night at 10:30 PM here in New York and I’m in between conference calls when my Co-Founder Jared O’Toole rings me, probably to yell at me for something, when he halts mid sentence to tell me Obama is making a major announcement. Instantly, I command+tab from my Google Voice line to Tweetdeck and see rumors flying of Osama Bin Laden’s…

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