Literacy of a different sort

photo credit: One Laptop per Child One of the things I’m always pushing clients to do is expand their education. Naturally, that includes the education of their staff, if they have one. This education expands well beyond your line of business, because there are valuable lessons from every industry. Likewise, there are processes in almost […]

Warren Buffett to Josh: Read, read, read

photo credit: gualtiero Today’s guest post is from Josh Whitford from over in Fargo, dere (hey, we’re both way up north here so I can say that dere). Josh did a really smart and simple thing to get in touch with – and get advice from – Warren Buffett. While it’s great to get advice […]

Business owners: Do the math when putting on a promotional event

I ran across a couple of whining news stories recently that talked about paying celebrities like Paris Hilton or Donald Trump $10000 to $20000 to appear at a party or other event for 2 hours. In Trump’s case, it’s more like $250k per appearance, but it doesn’t really matter. The news reporters don’t get the […]