Archive for category: Monday

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 […]


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 […]


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).


GoodBusiness Monday: Paul Hawken, Breakfast, a Link

Paul Hawken started my small business success story. The year was 1994 and I had a big problem.  I’d worked for several professional engineering services companies and wasn’t happy with any of them.  Then, one day, walking the halls of a large corporation (now defunct), I realized why I didn’t […]


GoodBusiness Monday: Warren Buffett, Tea, and a Link

When Warren Buffett says something, I listen.  Here’s advice worth reading, first thing Monday morning. “I can’t remember what I paid for that first copy of ‘The Intelligent Investor’. Whatever the cost, it would underscore the truth of Ben’s adage: Price is what you pay; value is what you get. […]


GoodBusiness Monday: Steve Jobs, a Great Coffee and a Link

Steve Jobs starts us off right, with an anecdote about… Steve Jobs.  (Yes, if you can make magic, you can quote yourself.) (Michael) Noer was reading a science fiction novel on his iPad while staying at a dairy farm in a rural area north of Bogota, Colombia, when a poor […]