Infographic: Building a Solid Business Plan

BusPlan_infogG_headerWhen starting or running a business, you must have a clear vision of your purpose and goal! You’ve heard this too, right? Writing a solid business plan however, is easier said than done. Fellows at the Washington State University have created a nice infographic which helps to identify the key components and also makes it easier to craft a scuccessfull business plan. You can download it from this link. If you need some help, just drop us a message.

Another shift in paradigms?

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Larry Winget — who resists calling himself a motivational speaker — had an unconventional message for the crowd gathered at the 2014 Fast Casual Executive Summit:

The concept of “being passionate” about work, said Winget, is “a total load of crap.”

“I know people who are passionate but passionately incompetent,” he said. “Almost all of the work in the world gets done when people are not motivated.”

“We get work done because we said we would,” he said. “It’s that simple.”

Winget, who has landed on the New York Times Best Seller list no less than six times, delivered the event’s keynote address: “The cold, hard, ugly truth about success.”

Read the full article by Alicia Kelso at fastcasual.com,,,

Carrots & sticks are so last century!

When it comes to motivation, there’s a gap between what science knows and what business does. Our current business operating system— which is built around external, carrot-and-stick motivators— doesn’t work and often does harm. We need an upgrade. And the science shows the way. This new approach has three essential elements: (1) Autonomy— the desire to direct our own lives; (2) Mastery— the urge to make progress and get better at something that matters; and (3) Purpose— the yearning to do what we do in the service of something larger than ourselves.

A must read for every manager, Daniel Pink: Drive – The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us