Open Door, Closed Mind: Listening Well and Making Informed Decisions

Have you ever worked for someone that proudly stated they had an “open door” policy? Was their door really open to new ideas, feedback, information, and issues? Or was the door physically open but the mind closed? Perhaps you work for someone that has an...

Visionaries and Capability: Beyond the Buzz

Over the years there have been several—okay, many—instances in which there have been people doing business with a cheerful and/or blatant disregard for boundaries. These individuals cheerfully and often recklessly bound forward with the glee and optimism of an...

Validating Your Business Concept

To know whether or not you have a viable business concept, you have to comprehensively define (on paper) your thoughts, ideas, and vision. You also need to gather information related to those ideas: market size, competitors, pricing, and so on. With that information...