You Can’t Take the Thinking Out of Knowledge Work

“Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is probably the reason why so few engage in it.” – Henry Ford We have a lot of uncertainty around us, especially during these COVID times. What was normal, is now obsolete or transformed. The pandemic ushered in new business models and efficiencies. And for the knowledgeContinue reading “You Can’t Take the Thinking Out of Knowledge Work”

How to Protect Your Entrepreneurial Downside

It truly is a jungle out there. Regardless of your good intentions, there is much uncertainty and unknowns in the course of building businesses. I know many entrepreneurs that strictly focus on the top line and driving revenue. Sometimes, this intense focus precludes worrying about the details that might chip away at one’s winnings. It’sContinue reading “How to Protect Your Entrepreneurial Downside”

Showing Up and Not Breaking the Chain

I was encouraged by Anne Handley’s recent newsletter and her reasoning to dismiss the idea of being inspired before you write: 2. ‘Write only when you have something to say’ doesn’t work. The problem with that approach is that you will find excuses to not write. It’s an out. An alibi. You will decide that whatever youContinue reading “Showing Up and Not Breaking the Chain”

Can You Get 10 Hours a Week Back?

If your weeks are passing by and you are not moving the needle on the big things, then it may be well worthwhile to reevaluate your work strategy. Effective people convert their time to high output returns on the things that truly matter; ineffective people fritter away their time across questionable payoff activities. If youContinue reading “Can You Get 10 Hours a Week Back?”

Direct Clear Advice

I love Neville Medhora’s tips. It means being reflective, strategic and sensical. It’s valid for wherever you are at. Sometimes, we can fool ourselves or walk around in a fog. The 9 pieces of advice are pithy and his explanations are compelling: Do lots of “experiments.” You’re gonna die. Plan life backwards. Start a blog.Continue reading “Direct Clear Advice”