If At First You Suck, Don’t Give Up!

Imagine you’re driving along listening to talk radio and all you hear is silence. Not because of a technical glitch, but because the guest host for the next two hours sucks. (Please don’t be offended by my choice of words, nothing else quite encapsulates the essence...

Not-so Fine Line Exists Between Action, Inaction

Taking action is necessary in business to make money. A vague statement and an obvious one at that, but then why do so many would-be entrepreneurs or professionals spend so much time talking about what they want to, could do, should do or would do if they only had X,...

Discipline, Organization Key

How does a consultant create a multimillion-dollar solo practice, write 37 books and be at the pool by 2 p.m. most days of the work week? The answer: discipline and organization. My first exposure to Alan Weiss of Summit Consulting Group was three years ago when I...

Overcome Your Fears and Speak Effectively

Jerry Seinfeld joked, "Most people would prefer to be in the coffin than giving the eulogy." He was referring to the well-known statistic that people fear public speaking more than they do death. Even when I was a red-faced, shaky-voiced speaker dreading the podium,...

He Built a Platform and Yes, They Came

The quintessential marketing campaign: UnMarketing. It has led to over 61,500 people following the Twandle@UnMarketing on Twitter. The popularity led to a deal from Wiley for the about-to-be-released book called UnMarketing: Stop Marketing. Start Engaging....