“How Google Works”

During a Conscious Capitalism event this Spring in Chicago I had the pleasure of hearing Joe Mansueto, founder of Morningstar, owner of Inc. Magazine and Fast Company, and longtime conscious capital innovator, speak.  During his presentation, he answered this question (or something close to it), “Mr. Mansueto, how have you been able to keep your work life balance?”  His response was inspiring.  […]

“David And Goliath”

As you all now know, turning 50 and my twin boys leaving the proverbial nest are the milestones I face in 2016.  Reflecting on the latter, I was having a discussion with my long time Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) advisory group (AKA my Master Minds) about how I wished that my twins were 7 years old again, around […]

“Into Thin Air”

Anyone that listened The Second Stage, or follows our ScaleCo Bookshelf blogs, knows that I love books, and more specifically, those that focus on business best practices.  But this past quarter, our selection for the ScaleCo book club was not one I was super excited about, as I thought it would not fall under the business best […]

“Contagious Culture”

As an entrepreneur, one of the most rewarding perks is the continuous learning journey that we are all on.  Surrounding ourselves with communities of fellow business owners, whether through entrepreneurial peer groups, conferences or reading, is crucial in growing both personally and professionally.  And while learning experiences take many forms, the common thread is learning through […]

“The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People”

A flurry of priorities and commitments pulling me in numerous directions, as the lines between personal and professional life continue to become blurrier and blurrier for us all; I want to share a resource that I recently revisited to help focus my attention on the right things, in the right ways, having the biggest impact […]

“Reclaiming Conversation”

Reclaiming Conversation was recommended by Adam Kaufman, a longtime friend that was a member of my first Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) forum back in 2001. Of course way back in 2001 the group was called Young Entrepreneurs’ Organization (YEO), permitting only members under the age of 40.  Thankfully, the powers that be at YEO figured out that youth is not […]

“Start With Why”

Our book club pick for this past quarter at ScaleCo was Simon Sinek’s Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone To Take Action.  Having heard Simon Sinek speak in the past, as he is a favorite among the Entrepreneurs’ Organization, I had for some reason not yet read this book, so was anxious to dive […]

“10% Happier”

I keep a Microsoft Outlook task list of books highly recommended to me. Currently, the list has over 100 books. I average tackling 2-4 books per month, however the list never seems to shorten. Learning truly is a continual journey. On my list I record who suggested the book, my degree of excitement about the […]

“The Four Obsessions Of An Extraordinary Executive”

The more I read, the more I realize just how much there is to learn about business leadership. Contemplating how much information is out there is overwhelming, yet exciting. As entrepreneurs, we are on a continual learning journey. This month’s book pick is The Four Obsessions of an Extraordinary Executive by Patrick Lencioni. A noted title on Gino […]

“Startup Communities”

As one of the organizers and a participant in the 2014 EO Thrive conference held here in Cleveland, I was thrilled to have Martin Babinec, the founder of TriNet and an entrepreneur passionate about building entrepreneurial ecosystems, as one of the keynote speakers. As anticipated, I was moved by Martin’s desire to help transform the entrepreneurial […]