Category Archives: History

Carnegie 20.3.11: How to Win Friends and Influence People – PRINCIPLE 11 Dramatize your ideas.

Carnegie 20.3.11: How to Win Friends and Influence People – PRINCIPLE 11 Dramatize your ideas. Pages 223 – 227 With Twitter, Instagram and Youtube – we live today in an age of showmanship and promotion.  Carnegie’s guidance from 100 years … Continue reading

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How to Win Friends and Influence People: Chapter 0b – “Nine Suggestions on How to Get the Most Out of This Book”

Carnegie continues to lead the reader towards better people skills, laying out 9 easy rules which will improve the efficiency of his book. Continue reading

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Startups or Big Co?

Born between May 20 and June 20 – the astrological sign of Gemini, defined by the duality of the twins Castor and Pollux, lurks around every corner. While at UVA for undergraduate studies – this was captured in two different … Continue reading

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Trust: “We’re not following rules, but expect you to.”

There are many great political and social points in Catton’s histories of the American Civil War.  In his 1961 book The Coming Fury, he discusses how Southern plantation authors were going to Union generals and asking to have their slaves returned. … Continue reading

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Scaling in Europe: An easy (8 year) plan

Disclaimer:  We sell industrial equipment, not software.  Also, we were spun out of a Czech university, so it wasn’t a ‘start-from-nothing’ type startup. We scaled a startup out of Europe, specifically – out of the Czech Republic.  Our market is … Continue reading

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“I hate your plan. (But I won’t suggest alternatives.)”

Names can create power.  Finding an existing accepted name is even more helpful.  I encountered a management challenge that has been hard to name. After circling the problem for a few weeks, I opened up Pirie’s, How to Win Every … Continue reading

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CrossFit is for the Cheap and Lazy (Like Me)

CrossFit entered my life two years ago while working as an advisor with The Startup Factory to a health metrics company that was focused on the space.  If you are working as an adviser, then you should at least understand the … Continue reading

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