33 valuable life lessons I learned from basketball


With the NCAA basketball tournament winding down I couldn't help but think how many seniors played their final college basketball game. I know how it feels. Though several athletes will be fortunate enough to make it to the next level, most will not. … [Continue reading]

Billion Dollar NCAA Bracket Challenge: One person’s loss is another person’s lead


If you've spent any time around my blog you know that I am a big fan of basketball. I was enthralled with it in my younger days and even played a year in college. March Madness is a very exciting time for many basketball fans like myself across the … [Continue reading]

A speedy example of the power of team work


When highly capable team members know their roles, share a common goal and come together, great things can happen. Earlier this week a very successful mentor of mine shared this video with me. In the video you'll notice proper preparation, no … [Continue reading]

Looking to build a start-up? The Business Model Canvas can help

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This past Friday (2/21/14) I was a judge in UCF's business model competition. I've judged multiple business plan competitions in the past, but the business model competition was very different. Rather than focus on the business opportunity, the … [Continue reading]

Defining, Creating and Maintaining Your Company Culture


Like many other small business owners and entrepreneurs I struggle at times with the balance of working "on my business" versus "in it". Creating and maintaining a unique, positive, collaborative and energizing company culture is something that I … [Continue reading]


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