Business Lessons from TV’s “Shark Tank”

I just discovered the TV show “Shark Tank” a few weeks ago and have been eagerly devouring each episode. Sure, I’d heard about the show a few years ago, but ignored it because I don’t like watching TV and find most reality TV shows to be a total waste of time. But I should have checked out Shark Tank much sooner—it’s really exceptional. I don’t really Keep Reading

Should I Join a BNI Chapter?

I’m a guy who’s into networking, meeting other business people, and making relationships, and doing business. So, naturally, when I found out about BNI (Business Network International), I was absolutely hooked. I took a membership application home with me the first day, and brought it back the next week with my payment. I didn’t know much about it, or how the meetings worked, but I loved Keep Reading

How Many Golf Balls Can Fit in a School Bus?

Have you ever heard that question before?

If you have, it’s probably because you’ve read somewhere that it’s one of the questions that Google asks prospective employees during interviews. I don’t know if this is entirely true, because I’ve read accounts of people who have been hired at Google who never had to answer anything like this, and yet other online sources say they do, in fact, Keep Reading

Getting the Job, Part 1: Resume Best Practices

[ This is post one in a series of three called “Getting the Job: Tips from a Hiring Manager.” ]

Have you ever noticed how a job search is like a marketing campaign? It’s a perfect case-study in marketing. You have a product (yourself), you’re figuring out who your buyer is (a potential employer), then getting them to buy (by hiring you). A few years ago, I Keep Reading

Business Lessons From The Godfather

the-godfatherFor those of you who’ve seen it, it’s almost not even worth mentioning that The Godfather is one of the best movies ever made. Yes, it’s a gangster movie. Yes, it’s full of blood, killing, sin and sorrow. And yes, it’s full of astounding business lessons as well.

There are far more references to business than I can mention here, but here are the top dozen that Keep Reading