Don’t Fail Your Business – Avoid the Most Obvious Traps

This is a guest blog by Eve Baxton. Owning a professional business is a huge responsibility. It involves all the potential risks and traps that are imaginable. According to a survey in 2009 by PrinceWaterHouseCoopers more than half of the enterprises suffered from the economical crimes. In most of the cases, small sized enterprises are the best prey … Continue reading Don’t Fail Your Business – Avoid the Most Obvious Traps

Berlusconi: successful businessman who screwed his country

After 17 years, the buffoon of Italy is finally gone. But who was he in reality? Berlusconi was born to a middle-class family of a bank employee in Milan. In primary school, young Berlusconi wrote homework assignments for his classmates in exchange for morning snacks. In high school, he played the double bass and sang … Continue reading Berlusconi: successful businessman who screwed his country

Attitudes of failing companies and Sisyphus

I came across a nice article on Digital Tonto about how companies fail. I previously posted about why smart people and companies do dumb things, eventually ushering in failure. The article however shares some interesting insights and examples of how companies, even very successful ones, eventually commence their decline by following one of the below … Continue reading Attitudes of failing companies and Sisyphus

Entrepreneurship is a journey – fail or endure

If we'd known we were going to make it, the challenge would not have been the same - we might have not gone. If we'd known what lay ahead, we certainly would not have gone. The paragraph above typifies most entrepreneurial undertakings. It always starts with a bright idea, sense of uniqueness, and feeling of … Continue reading Entrepreneurship is a journey – fail or endure

How NOT to lay off employees

Let's make a little scenario, where you undergo the following experience. You work for a mid-size Internet company. One day, you receive an email from the CEO to all employees announcing there are upcoming layoffs and restructuring. The email's subject reads, "Important Updates - Please READ." Why not mentioning directly about layoffs in the subject … Continue reading How NOT to lay off employees

Why Smart People, Executives and Companies Do Dumb Things

I am a big fan of Guy Kawasaki (and his blog), having recently purchased and consumed his last book "Reality Check." One of the chapters of the book, and the corresponding post on his blog, he refers to a book called "Why Smart People Do Dumb Things" pointing out four reasons why smart, intelligent, powerful, … Continue reading Why Smart People, Executives and Companies Do Dumb Things