Archive for category: Quick Reads

Richard Branson’s Books: Why Did We Review Three?

In one weekend, we read and reviewed three Richard Branson books. Here’s what we learned. And… here’s how to read his books.


Zane’s Cycles: A 34 Year Small Business Success Story

An amazing, inspiring small business success story. 34 years of continuous growth by selling service along with every bicycle and helmet. How? Read here.


GoodBusiness Monday Slashes Nonsense from 2015 Business Predictions

A high idea; distill amazing value from the nonsense of business predictions in 2015. 3 business quotes, 2 secrets, hidden insights into customers’ behavior.


GoodBusiness Monday Morning, Time Management Techniques for Work

We’re all continuously seeking performance improvement. I’ve been wondering…why is so much written about time management techniques for work, when experts tell us we’re not becoming more productive?  It’s like golf; there’s no end of advice, but golfers’ handicap ratings haven’t declined in decades.  And when we do achieve some time management […]


Imagineering for Business Innovation

  We’re going to supercharge our business innovation process using an old word: “imagineering”.  Why?  Because it describes, so well, something great innovators rely on and  fall back on when every solution seems too expensive.  Here’s a definition of imagineering from Alcoa, the originators of the term: “Imagineering is letting […]


GoodBusiness Monday: Howard Schultz, Business Innovation Challenge, and Links

  Our leadoff this morning is Howard Schultz, the CEO of Starbucks Coffee. In 1987 Howard bought a Seattle, Washington chain of 6 specialty coffee stores that had just begun selling espresso.  Today, Starbucks has over 21,000 coffee shops in 65 countries.  Howard Schulz tells the  story in two books:  “Pour […]


GoodBusiness Monday Morning with Kickstarter, Creativity and a Link

GoodBusiness Monday Morning readers know that we usually start our week with a person.  This week we’re starting off with many people… the entrepreneurs of Kickstarter. Kickstarter is my business innovation inspiration.  When I wonder where the next good product is coming from, or what’s going on in my region, […]


GoodBusiness Monday with Tim Cook, My 3×5 Card,  and Two Links

Have you ever thought you’d been given a once-in-a-lifetime business opportunity?  Me neither.  But here’s how Tim Cook described joining Apple during its darkest hours. Any purely rational consideration of cost and benefits lined up in Compaq’s favor, and the people who knew me best advised me to stay at […]


Paul Hawken on Business Tradeskill

Have you heard about “tradeskill”?  Chances are, if you’re not into World of Warcraft (where trade skill has a separate meaning) You have’t run across this term.   And certainly not in business. We at GoodBusiness think it’s the most important business skill that somehow isn’t being talked about.  Here’s Paul […]


GoodBusiness Monday with Richard Branson, Google News, and a Link

This Monday morning, GoodBusiness starts the week with a post about Richard Branson (is a he a great entrepreneurial role model?), Google News (get a morning news brief like business and government leaders), and a selected link (some start-of-workweek inspiration).