Monthly Archives: November 2010

I stumbled across a resource-rich site that any small B2B business owner will want to visit often.
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Stephanie Chandler, the founder of BusinessInfoGuide.com, showcases contemporary authors and experts every week and pithy, tactical advice for entrepreneurs.

I especially liked her timely “Best Gift Ideas for Entrepreneurs” post.

Click here to also enjoy my latest interview —…

Last week, Jigsaw (a Salesforce.com company) hosted a webinar entitled “Four Strategies to Energize Growth and Thrive in the Recovery.”

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During the webinar, I examined four essential business planning strategies you must consider as you plan for 2011 growth. You will also hear contemporary examples of B2B companies who have discovered breakthrough service and relationship strategies in competitive market sectors….

Today, more than a week since Seventh Generation CEO Jeffrey Hollender was "let go" (read: fired) from the company he founded, this announcement arrived in my inbox:

http://tinyurl.com/7genblog

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photo courtesy of Tom Starkweather/Bloomberg

Read this carefully crafted message. Here's the gist: "Our co-founder Jeffrey Hollender's employment relationship with the company has ended."

How much does this feel like it's coming from a corporate legal team versus an entrepreneurial, trail-blazing, transparent company? And what message does this send to the hundreds of thousands of Seventh Generation devotees? These announcements teach us important lessons about the often painful transition from startup to growth mode.

I just spoke at the largest live event in my career–13, 000 people registered! What an honor to be invited. Last Thursday, Chip Conley hosted my “Seven Pathways to an Energized Business” teleseminar during the Enlightened Business Summit.

Other featured guest speakers included NY Times bestselling authors such as Stephen M. Covey, and Tony Schwartz, plus CEOs like John Mackey of Whole Foods, Tony Hsieh of Zappos, and George Zimmer of Men’s Wearhouse….

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