Many people who struggle in business have an employee mindset. Our traditional upbringing, education system and society still prize the ‘steady job and paycheck’ with a well-known company. By deduction, a person with an employee mindset does not have a business owner’s mindset (mostly the opposite). Yet, many people who start businesses come from the corporate world.

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on 24 Oct 2017 12:55 PM

Business intuition could be your edge in business - the difference between normal success and spectacular success. Some people know exactly what to do (or not do) and when. I am sure you have marveled at how they know what to do and when. They are usually among the most successful in business and in life. They have well-developed intuition in business.

 

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on 26 Sep 2017 4:09 PM

Business people with challenges want quick symptomatic relief; consultants (experts) are happy to oblige - offer advice to ‘attack and eliminate the symptom’. This is just like many modern doctors – attack the symptom so that the patient is temporarily happy, the doctor is deemed a ‘hero’ and the insurance company pays little for symptomatic cures (usually to a pharma company). But, they don’t usually identify or tackle the root cause – that will take more effort and cost a whole lot more. The patient does

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on 21 Sep 2017 8:36 AM

The Business Thinking Institute in Princeton surveyed about 300 business people including 70 millionaires to identify the reasons why some people are successful in business and others are not.  70% (or more) of businesses fail and expert advice from academics, gurus and consultants over the years has not reduced it.  Have you wondered WHY?  Does that make logical sense? 

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on 13 Jul 2017 2:55 PM

When we meet somebody, we generally want that ‘sale’ or ‘favor’ right away or lose interest and ‘move on’. Yes, we understand that sales targets need to be met. We are an instant gratification society – we want the benefits now (with little or no effort) or we tend to move on. 

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on 27 Jun 2017 11:25 AM

IF THEY DON’T SEE, HEAR & UNDERSTAND YOU, THEY WILL NOT SUCCEED

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on 10 Jun 2017 11:31 PM

In the old days, having a good network, the ability to get the attention of senior executives and buyers and close were attributes that helped you succeed.  But now, you are competing with call centers spread across the globe, email harvesting and mass emailing, social media farms spread across the world and business developers willing to work for a song from the othe

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on 10 Jun 2017 9:27 PM

Out of 26 million businesses in America, 20 million have no employees.  Many of them are ‘consultants’.  Add the millions more sitting in different parts of the world (India, S.America, different parts of Asia, etc.) with very good education and experience (and very cheap rates).

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on 10 Jun 2017 8:43 PM

More than 75% of all startups fail.  Entrepreneurial success is not guaranteed by just activity, great ideas, lots of money, a great team, etc.  VCs invest in the entrepreneur/CEO; talent joins a startup based largely on the entrepreneur/CEO leading it; angels invest in the entrepreneur/CEO; partners look at the credibility of the entrepreneu

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on 10 Jun 2017 3:44 PM

It is a noisy world out there – just think of how difficult it is to find nuggets in the news cycle or among the millions of photos, websites and blogs.  Much of it is simply entertainment that neither educates nor enhances the quality of people’s lives.  It takes much deliberate effort for you to define yourself and rise above the noise.  If you don’t, the

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on 06 Jun 2017 2:35 PM

If your efforts keep 'blowing up' as spectacular failures, read on...

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on 31 May 2017 3:11 PM

I was thinking about a scene from the TV show Billions in which Wendy Rhodes, the inhouse psychologist at Axe Capital, in a session with an employee, lays out three reasons why people choose to have a relationship – because they see something of themselves in the other person, see something they lack that the other person has or thirdly, the other person has something they want to use. 

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on 22 May 2017 12:08 AM

This is a bulleted article written for engineers and scientists, not for the prosaic at heart.  While 25% of the most successful companies have engineers and scientists at the helm and most stories from Silicon Valley tout the accomplishments of engineers-turned-entrepreneurs, more of them fail

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on 19 May 2017 10:48 AM

If your (erstwhile) success seems limited these days or you feel that success is hard to come by, read on...

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on 20 Apr 2017 11:29 AM

Here is the self-view, beliefs, status and outlook of a real billionaire who took our 'Are you wired for business success?' quiz.  How do you compare?

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on 05 Apr 2017 1:02 PM

What do millionaire business people believe that may be different from yours ?  Find out from the results of our survey.

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on 31 Mar 2017 12:07 PM

Everybody writes so their writings can be read.  But, with millions of blog posts on the web, most posts get ‘lost’.  How can you make your blogpost go viral and drive a chockful of traffic to your site.  I pondered this question.  Here’s what I have learnt.  As I learn more, I will keep updating this post, so keep checking back. 

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on 14 Mar 2017 1:38 PM

There is an old saying that everybody rises to their highest level of competence.  What will you do if you have risen to a position higher than your competence?  While you may know how to do things done by people junior to you, you are still learning how to do things at your level and higher.    When you are the CEO

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on 14 Mar 2017 11:25 AM

Everybody wants to be successful, right?  Would you think fearing success is bizarre? There are quite a few people who are successphobic (my word), either because they fear success or have an inability to cross the finish line.  The person who fears success has an internal conflict - one part of him wants success and the other fears success.

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on 01 Mar 2017 11:10 PM

Habits are stored by the brain in the Basal Ganglia, a golf-ball-size mass of tissue smack in the center of the brain. Habits save the brain work. When a habit is formed and stored in this region, the rest of the brain stops fully participating in any decision making with respect to that habit. There is very little processing power involved with respect to habits.

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on 28 Feb 2017 1:49 PM

You have the eliminate all forms of 'Business Reluctance'

Many people seek business success but few achieve it. Almost everybody wants more money but few achieve the income or wealth they desire. Whether you are seeking business success or greater business success,

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on 25 Feb 2017 11:21 PM