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Posted by on Nov 28, 2009 in Leadership | 0 comments

How the MS Cure Could Cure your Business

Italian doctors may have found a surprisingly simple cure for MS. Italian doctors have discovered by simply opening the bloodflow to the brain, 73% of patients had no symptoms of MS after two years. Incredible that such a simple solution could have such an incredible impact. The procedure that could prevent the over 2.5 million people suffering from MS, might shed some light on how emerging and established industry leaders can make their businesses more effecient. Often times, managers have a narrow view of the entire operation. For instance, let’s say you oversee a team of managers, who then oversee entry level employees. You rely on those managers to give you a realistic picture of what’s happening on the ground floor. One of your managers appears to be productive, but in reality, they push the people they oversee to work harder so the manager doesn’t have to work as hard. As their superior, you might not see this — as long as they appear productive, you think everything is...

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Posted by on Sep 29, 2009 in Business Development | 0 comments

Keeping your Head in the Paper Disco

This paper disco animation video is fantastic. From a conceptual and craftsmanship perspective, this short gets an A+. Not only is it fun to watch, it’s awe-inspiring because the amount of time that went into its production is incredible. Stop motion animation is a great example of how burgeoning entrepreneurs should look at their business in the long term. There are hundreds of images in the paper disco animation—thin slices that when put together, create amazing entertainment. The same goes for entrepreneurs. There are hundreds of decisions you have to make—all culminating in the success of your enterprise. The incredible labor that goes into a business plan, the investor presentation, hundreds upon hundreds of conversations and hours poured into your business actually means something. In the middle of the chaos in the entrepreneur’s world, it’s important to monitor your progress and take notice of your incremental success. To see your tireless efforts are paying off can keep you grounded. The occasional pat on the back is worthwhile in a...

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