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The power of consensus building
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Consensus building is a key skill for any leader to learn. By working to build consensus, a leader empowers team members to express disagreements and collaborate on solutions. This ultimately…

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Plan for wild success
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Less than a month ago, Dollar Shave Club launched with a bang.  The company, a subscription service that ships razors to your door for a monthly low price, was an…

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It’s not about getting the right people on the bus
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If you’ve read Good to Great, or talked to anyone who has, you probably remember that Jim Collins’ research and analysis showed that great companies know how to get the…

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Friendship and business are two different things
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A week ago, my good friend and business partner, Blaine Hall, stepped down as COO of Three Pillar. Blaine started his first business, Firefly DB, two weeks before I started…

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Give up the illusion of control – proactively build your board
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One of the worst pieces of advice I received in the early days of Three Pillar was to refrain from building a board of directors. If you need the advice,…

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Executive Interview
Interviewing is a horrible business practice
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A while ago I posted “You may not be the ‘A’ player you think you are,” describing what makes up a top performer. Charlie Thomas, CEO of Razorsight and author of…

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Why you can’t find an investor
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Every few weeks I receive a question or two from an inspiring entrepreneur looking for an investment. Some of these brave souls ask directly for capital. Others ask for introductions…

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On Empowerment – a Jazz Quartet is not an Orchestra
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When it comes to delegating responsibilities and empowering employees, perception is reality. I’ve recently learned this the hard way. One of the most challenging transitions an entrepreneur must make is…

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What was your inspiration to start your business?
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I recently received the following request: I’m looking to share entrepreneurs’ and small business owners’ stories of how they were inspired to start their own companies with my readers. Were…

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To build or to buy
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Last week, Three Pillar closed an acquisition that is the first major milestone in the 3 Yr. plan we set forth last December. The plan, dubbed “$50mm in 3 Yrs.”,…

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