On Change and Becoming a Leader

photo credit: ansik Not often do I post two guest posts in the same day, but this one can’t wait. The education-related portion of Steps Toward Becoming a Technology Leader: Advice to School Administrators is what originally caught my eye, but the root of the discussion has applications in every business, if not every life. […]

Goldman does something right

photo credit: Tambako the Jaguar Today’s guest post is from the Long Beach Press-Telegram. Goldman’s gotten a lot of bad press over the last few years, and deservedly so. This time, they’ve done some good for small businesses. Check it out.

Are you measuring the future or the past?

photo credit: cyberuly Recently, I’ve found myself involved in a multitude of conversations about community benefit organizations and education. Something Hildy said reminded me that I need to discuss running those two entities “like a business”. One of the first things that you hear from business people after a story in the news about a […]

China, India, Microsoft and Apple: What they do isn’t FAIR!

photo credit: Meanest Indian Yesterday, we talked about fierce competition from other places and other businesses, as well as doing your homework. At the end of the day, all things pointed to a single bottom line: What has happened to our business(es) and thus to our communities is JUST NOT FAIR. If Pittsburgh’s businesses have […]

Is it better to be smart, resilient or hard working?

My vote would be a combination of all three, and there’s a good discussion of this in today’s guest post at OpenEducation. It isn’t just about kids, though I strongly suggest you consider it in that light. It’s also something to look for in employees. It isn’t how many times you get knocked down, it’s […]

Know someone who has no time to learn?

Wouldn’t surprise me if some of you regularly encounter folks who just don’t think they need to keep learning. Ask them to get used to saying “Do you want fries with that?” because their industry will quickly leave them behind. Daniel over at Idea Sellers hits the nail on the head with today’s guest post […]