Business: It’s An Experience!

“Tell me and I forget. Show me and I remember. Involve me and I understand.” – Chinese Philosophy I curiously watched a commercial recently, demonstrate how a phone user can talk about, research, photograph, email and buy something all at the same time. “It’s the ultimate phone experience” was the final, but lasting message. Despite […]

Good Ideas Don’t Always Equal Good Business: Think Before You Leap

This past month I had the privilege of judging original product ideas created by teams of high school students as part of the ‘Imagination Station’ portion of the New Hampshire Business Conference. Two ideas in particular left me thinking that those individuals were onto something until I thought more about the elements needed to turn […]

Lemonade for Sale

In her new book, The Trump Card: Playing to Win in Work and Life, Ivanka Trump tells of failing at her first entrepreneurial venture- her lemonade stand. She failed because it was at the end of a dead-end street in a gated community. It came down to location, location, location. Each year, Inc. magazine profiles […]

Think Big. Start Small.

The most common question aspiring entrepreneurs ask me at the beginning of starting a business or developing an idea is; What separates someone who has succeeded at doing ‘it’ from someone who hasn’t? The answer of course, is within the question – one did it and the other didn’t. I have a friend who has […]