Saturday, April 23, 2016

Should you Grow Your Business?

In the article I wrote - Growing Your Business -- I wrote for Entrepreneur Magazine  I also delve into 'whether you should grow your business.' As i wrote in Get Stuff Done many startups strategize themselves right out of business because they don’t get stuff done. I go on to say that "Launching a business and turning it into a revenue-generating enterprise is daunting. Becoming self-sustaining and profitable all the more so. However, that is just the warm-up drill; the real chore is to stabilize, manage and grow that business in an ever-changing world."

Monday, April 18, 2016

Design you Time, Instead of Managing it

For many of us, work can feel like a never-ending cycle of long meetings, overflowing inboxes, and urgent demands. No matter how fast we go or how hard we work, there’s far more to do every day than there is time to do it.

That's a recipe for burnout, and it's one that many time management strategies aren't always cut out for avoiding. Sometimes that's because "managing" time starts from the premise that your workload is going to be what it's going to be, and the best you can do is keep it "manageable." But what if you could design your workday instead? Sure, it's partly just a shift in mind-set—from small-scale tactics to big-picture strategy—but it can be transformative.

The number 1 Success Trait

In a recent article on INC Magazine the columnist suggested that "Truly "successful" people are those who lack the fear of being wrong, and instead embrace it (because "wrong" to them is part of the learning process).  Truly "successful" people want to know everything about their craft and the industry they're in, and at the same time never want to say the words "I know everything." That means the discovery process is over--and it is never over."

Monday, November 2, 2015

Inicia incorporated to be its own case study

One of my companies is an online publisher with several niche online properties. Along with my management partner we're now engaged from converting this from a semi-solopreneurship to a full-fledged company. A solopreneurship is an enterprise that revolves around its founder, where like an entrepreneurship they wear most -- if not all -- the hats.  To become a 'company' requires an operational structure that keeps spinning in the absence of the founder.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

A Call for Speakers in NYC for November 2015

There is an open call for speakers for the 2015 CCW/SATCOM convention/ trade show in NYC (submission deadline is June 19th, show is July 11-12)

More info at

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Working Angry

Coming off a heralded month of our Intech subsidiary Incognito Worldwide's selection as Silicon India Magazine's Start-up of The Month in August, a team member asked me today "Why are you always angry?"

Anger is sometimes confused with frustration.The team member in question was taken aback by my sometimes scathing words, telling me that "I've been working so hard lately, putting in countless hours, and this assault by you hurts my feelings."

Thursday, July 10, 2014

When Policy Overrided Philosophy - a Case study

Some businesses follow very strict operating policies, while others follow philosophies. Which is better? To follow I'll show you a case study how one ruined a customers loyalty at Best Buy.