Posts for : May 2019

A purposeful company

Companies exist to make money. They also should be responsible contributors to the community. Besides creating jobs and contributing to the economy, companies should have a social component to their…

Some valuable wisdom…

I love this paragraph from Phil Knight’s Shoe Dog. It’s about the time when he wrote about the long-term prospects of Blue Ribbon and how he saw the future. “This…

on the calendar

If you really want to make things happen, start by putting them down on the calendar. Once the task or activity or plan is in the calendar, you will most…

Awareness

The dictionary definition of awareness is the quality or state of being¬†aware:¬†knowledge and understanding that something is happening or exists. As I got older (I’m not that old!), I’ve come…

Care

If you care enough, you will make a difference in the culture. I absolutely believe so. If you find something that needs to be done and disregard it because it’s…

All talk, no action

Once upon a time, I used to follow rap and hiphop music almost religiously. I grew up in New York City and was influenced by the rap and hiphop culture.…

Training at your convenience

Training at your convenience is a luxury. The market does not reward luxury; it rewards proactive and hungry go-getters. Training will prepare you for the future. It takes awareness, realization,…

Beyond startup leadership

The entrepreneur starts out with an idea. He/she takes that idea, executes it, and makes things happen. There’s so much action in an startup environment. As the startup begins to…

Relationship economy

Some markets are very small and having good relationships with the key players means access and success. It’s best to know the right people who move the needle. You could…

Opportunity is knocking

There are opportunities almost everywhere. I’m an optimist and see opportunities all around me. It’s upon us to decide which opportunity to move forward with and which one to let…

The reflection

Even the best preparation can sometimes not be enough to achieve the results you wanted. There are things that are out of your control. Other times, you know you could…

Mentorship

I strongly believe in mentorship. Mentors are people who can help you grow personally or professionally. I have been extremely lucky to have some amazing mentors. Mentorship is even more…

Travel education

Travelling is an education in itself. We learn so much by visiting a place that we could have never understood, seen, or felt until actually being there. Although technology has…

Constructive feedback

Constructive feedback is focused on pointing out things that the person does well and areas where he or she can improve. This is an essential part of a healthy personal…