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You know something that is often overlooked in business? Having fun at work.

The traditional convenience store pricing strategy is now being threatened by Walmart

The Myth of Serial Entrepreneurship

Tuesday, 17 June 2014 by

There is a whopper of a myth that exists about so-called serial entrepreneurs.

Return of the Brilliant Jerk

Friday, 30 May 2014 by

It caused a bit of a stir (and elicited more than 150 comments) when I wrote in 2012 that, no matter how painful it may be, fast-growth entrepreneurs have to fire the “Brilliant Jerk”…

When the Boss Calls After Hours

Monday, 12 May 2014 by

We shouldn’t laugh too hard about the agreement announced last month in France that sought to protect employees from after-hours texts and emails but confused a lot of people.

When I tell people the first business lesson I ever learned was with Louisiana Pinks, they often think I was in the nail polish or lipstick businesses

Here is the thought that flashed through my mind as I washed down my Red Dog (hot dog with ketchup) with an F.O. (frosty orange) and a side of Strings (fries)

How Much Do You Want?

Monday, 03 March 2014 by

Fast growth entrepreneurs are usually fast talkers, but one of the most valuable lessons that any entrepreneur can learn is when to keep your mouth closed during a negotiation.

Atlanta’s second snow jam of 2014 shut down practically every business of every size in the city. But I don’t think we can entirely blame Mother Nature or even the governor this time.

What I see in the rise of Chris Christie, and now his recent crisis, is the same thing that I have long seen in the rise and fall (and often rise again) of fast-growth entrepreneurs.