Eyeballs Aren’t Everything

Back when we were all trying to figure out the real value of traffic on the web, we investors—and acquiring companies—got a bit crazy with metrics used to value acquisitions and investments.

5 Ways to Use Periscope for Your Business

Periscope is a way to use mobile live-streaming to market your business. The app is proving to be a powerful tool—it allows you to...

Are You Measuring What Matters?

In my later years with the Vikings, we measured and studied the criteria of a successful offense, and it made a huge impact on our team. And believe it or not, we did it by applying lessons I learned on the factory floors of the textile mills of South Carolina and Georgia.

10 Ways Entrepreneurs Fail Their Way to the Top

Unfortunately, many entrepreneurs seem to prefer to fail their way to the top, rather than do some research and learn from the successes and mistakes of others.

6 Innovative Solutions for Maximizing ROI

Every company tries to limit costs and increase revenue to maximize overall productivity and profits. However, some costs are unavoidable and must be spent.

4 Tactics to Put You Ahead of the Competition

Owning your own company is a great opportunity for gaining flexibility in your career, achieving more profits and working for something you believe in....

Do You Really Want to be the First to Market?

If you are going to be first in a market, plan on a very long time from introduction to acceptance. Triple the time you estimate for the effort, and add four times the cost you estimated for marketing.

8 Strategies for Regularly Reinventing Your Business

Sometimes entrepreneurs are so focused on making change happen for customers that they forget that continually changing themselves and their company is equally important....

Reward Success and Failure. Punish Only Inaction.

Reward failure? That may be a difficult concept for an executive. And there are limits of course. We wouldn't reward a failure to follow laws, or protect lives, or deliberate endangerment of the company or its people.

Creativity and Clutter: Friends or Enemies?

Does clutter affect creativity? I can give you quotes that say it does, and research that says it doesn’t. There’s lots of anecdotal evidence...

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