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So I Found a Guy Passed Out in My Car

Fresh from the shower with an armful of stuff – clothing for the dry cleaner and a trusty brown bag lunch – I made my way from the back door to my car early the other morning. Curious, noted I that the windows were sweating worse than my onetime boss, Lakeface Shapiro. As in dripping profusely, from the inside. How…

Book Report – Shoe Dog by Phil Knight

Of all the indelible memories from my nine years of Catholic elementary school – including being spittled upon, brow beaten, and thrown down flights of stairs by various demonic nuns – few stand out as much as the morning Richie walked in wearing a gleaming pair of Nike Cortez. Already the owner of the cool straight-leg Levi’s with the orange…

Book Report – Profit First by Mike Michalowicz

You know how roughly half of all new businesses fold within five years? Mike Michalowicz says they’re actually the lucky ones because it’s the survivor who gets stuck with a “scary, soul-sucking, cash-eating monster” to manage. In Profit First, his boat-rocking 2014 book that was reissued last year, the author warns us about the Survival Trap: watching bank balances dwindle…

Book Report – The Greatest Business Decisions of All Time by Verne Harnish & the Editors of Fortune

Henry Ford doubling his workers’ pay (kinda/sorta). IBM executives hitting the road to win back unhappy customers. Zappos offering free shipping and a liberal return policy. Essays on these seminal shifts and more (including the obligatory Steve Jobs puff piece) can be found in The Greatest Business Decisions of All Time, the Verne Harnish-led project compiled alongside some nine Fortune…

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