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4 Things Game of Thrones Can Teach You About Business [SPOILER ALERT]

  The hit HBO show “Game of Thrones,” which has fans enthralled over the fight for the Iron Throne, averages 14.2 million viewers per episode, and has been lauded as the network’s most popular show ever. With a cast of 250+ actors, “Game of Thrones” costs about $50-60 million to produce each season, and is now...


Hiring for personality over experience—case in point: Dwight Schrute.

Hiring for Personality Instead of Experience

Personality and interpersonal skills are not typically evaluated until the interview stage, if they're taken into consideration at all. By then, the applicants whose personalities are the best fits for the position may already have been weeded out.


How Getting My MBA Helped Me Thrive as an Entrepreneur

There is a tendency in the start-up community to be skeptical towards MBAs. In an industry that lauds performance metrics to constantly track progress, there’s something fluffy about a professional degree that is not a prerequisite for anything. Unlike medical school or law school, you don’t need an MBA to go into business. Since much...


13 Creative Customer Support Tactics That Really Work

When it comes to customer support, doing the little things can go a long way. But how do you keep it simple and cast a rippling effect?


Why Introverts Make Great Entrepreneurs—Plus 5 Tips for the Entrepreneurial Introvert

What do Warren Buffet, Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg all have in common? In addition to being some of the most successful entrepreneurs in the world, all three are introverts. This may come as a surprise. After all, aren’t introverted people shy, quiet, and even anti-social? Most people wouldn’t assume introverts are the type to...


How to Create Happy, Productive Employees

#TrackThis Episode 4: How Do You Measure Happiness?

Welcome to episode four of #TrackThis, my recurring webinar series with Matt Rissell, CEO of TSheets! This episode’s topic is a big deal for my company, and that’s why I wanted to share it with you. Happy employees are more productive, and they’ll make your company better. Money spent on employee happiness is money well...


Ideas Make or Break Your Business

I don’t know about you, but I come up with a new idea every day. However, ideas without execution are merely thoughts in one’s own head. The writer Ralph Waldo Emerson said it best: “Ideas must work through the brains and arms of men, or they are no better than dreams.” Ideas are key to...


How to Inspire Your Employees

Have you ever heard the following statement?: “If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea.” It’s a quotation from the French writer Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, and Adam Bryant—The New York Times...


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