Nick Redwine has been a great friend of mine for a long time. Nick is a lifetime entrepreneur and business leader who has vast experience in starting businesses with limited resources. In this episode, we discuss what it takes to start a successful business and keep it running through the tough times.
The topic this week is a tough one folks. One that is not usually covered in your undergraduate studies. Firing people is tough. There's no easy way around it. But over the course of my career, I have learned a lot about how to do it effectively. And occassionally, even keep the friendship.
Shortly after earning his MBA from Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford, Jacob Lewandowski took a position in product management at D.light Design, a global solar energy company delivering affordable solar home and power solutions for 2 billion people without access to reliable energy. In this episode, I sit down with Jacob in NYC in Central Park and discuss the challenges, benefits, and many other aspects of conducting business internationally. For anyone interested in international business or education, this is a must listen. I hope you enjoy.
Here's an interview with a great friend and colleague of mine - Billy Bindel. Billy is the Corporate Director of Hospice Sales and Services for Concordance Healthcare Solutions. He has been selling professionally for over 14 years now and shares with us some of the most important things that he has learned along the way. I hope you enjoy it.
I hire college athletes all the time. I love hiring college athletes. For this reason, I wanted to share some advice on how to maximize your college athletics experience and make a great transition into the workplace. I hope you enjoy it.
In this episode of Mind Your Business, I discuss 3 commonalities of elite leaders.
I have had the pleasure of being surrounded by some incredible leaders in my career, and I can tell you with absolute certainty that each one of these leaders embodied these 3 traits without fail.
I hope you find this useful and please shoot me a question you would like me to answer in a future episode.
We have all heard this message before, but far too many of us do not take it seriously: The best people in business, music, art, film - whatever industry or focus are perpetual learners. These people are veracous learners. Today's technology has created an environment where things change so quickly, if you are not investing time in staying on top of new technology, trends, strategies, you will be outdated much sooner than you think. This all can be summed up in one sentence:
If you stop learning, you stop winning.
What kind of employee are you? What kind of employee do you need for the position you are hiring for?
In this episode, I discuss the three types of employees and where they fit in my organization.
Are you a Mule, Workhorse, or a Thoroughbred?
We have all heard it said, "It's all about who you know".
In this week's episode, I explore this statement and provide some ideas on how you can increase your opportunities to build influential relationships.
I hope you enjoy this and take something away. Look for an idea that resonates with you and take action on it. Make a positive change today! I bet you will be surprised at the ripple effect.
This week I had the pleasure of sitting down with a long time friend of mine - Dr. Hall Thorp.
Dr. Thorp is an entrepreneur who has started multiple companies and has worked with his family for over 20 years. Dr. Thorp’s primary areas of expertise are in negotiations, organizational strategy, entrepreneurship, and leadership. After gaining an MBA from the Kenan-Flagler Business School at UNC-Chapel Hill, he joined Trinity Research, LLC which provides consulting and negotiation services to clients in the health care industry and other non-medical companies in various industries. Later, Dr. Thorp achieved a doctorate in corporate strategy and leadership. As a personal note, Hall and his wife Sharon have two wonderful children and enjoy hiking and playing tennis as a family. He is an adjunct professor and also a weekly volunteer at a men’s correctional facility.
I hope you enjoy this discussion on balancing family and business.