Understanding and Paying Taxes

From a very early age, taxes are somewhere on our radar. You’ve heard Benjamin Franklin’s old joke about the only two certainties in life, “Death and taxes.”…

How to Find Your Purpose in Life

What Does Having Purpose in Life Mean? Purpose in life is “having goals, a sense of direction and a feeling that there is meaning to present and…

The Importance of Tipping Service Providers

Working in the service industry is hard. The wages are typically low, the work itself is demanding and the whole idea around tipping is a gray area…

How to Close the Deal in Business

Closing a deal is both an art and a science. To be successful, you need to understand the other person’s goals, present a compelling offer, and overcome…

Invest time in pre-work

Investing in stocks: The basics Investing in stocks means buying shares of ownership in a public company. Those small shares are known as the company’s stock, and…

Does it Cost More to Be Inclusive?

To be nimble, companies are including different people in their strategy than in the past. At a time when companies are hiring more millennial employees, there is…

How small businesses can truly be nimble

Difficult differentiator The nimbleness of small businesses should be a valuable differentiator. This is one of their competitive advantages over large businesses. Let’s face it, large companies…

Think long term

In the face of constant change, planning horizons are shorter than they used to be. However, only thinking quarter to quarter is a trap that may rob…

Make fact-based decisions

Strategy is a garbage in, garbage out exercise. Executives often complain about a lack of good data, but we consistently find information that is useful in the…

Focus on systematic growth

Companies that have a clear organic growth agenda outperform competition and have much higher chances to survive in the long term.Above-market growth can be realized by optimizing…