Firing People: The Essential Tip

Do it now. Throughout my time coaching managers, one of the most common questions I get is “What should I do about so-and-so.” Managers ask me this question when they know exactly what to do, but want to find a better way to do it. So let me tell you the best way to...
The 1 and Only Reason Your Marketing Sucks

The 1 and Only Reason Your Marketing Sucks

“Not only did I get the contract,” I said to my business partner, “but he decided to change his entire marketing strategy according to what I told him.” It was the day after a 2-hour “sales” meeting with a total stranger who is creating a mobile app. It was twice as...
Why You Should Hire Your Brother

Why You Should Hire Your Brother

I’ve been working with the Microsoft Accelerator companies regularly as a mentor, and a lot of these people are working with their brothers, cousins or spouses. I’ve never done that, but I do work with close friends whenever I am doing any kind of entrepreneurial...