– the book:  The Five Hour Workday: Live Differently, Unlock Productivity, and Find Happiness – the brain:  Stephan Aarstol, the CEO and founder of Tower Paddle Boards.  You might have seen Stephan on Shark Tank a few years ago.  Although his pitch was considered a major screw-up by many (thanks to a computer glitch), he ended […]

onward by howard schultz

In lieu of my usual Brand Book Bites format, I wanted to share my favorite excerpts from Onward: How Starbucks Fought for Its Life without Losing Its Soul, the book Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz wrote in 2012 to memorialize the remarkable turnaround at his company after he returned to the helm in 2008. […]

linkedin daily dozen

Here’s my latest “brand book bites” post!  Today I’m featuring LinkedIn Daily Dozen: 12 Things You Can Do Every Day On LinkedIn to Grow Your Network, Build Your Business and Make More Sales by Phil Gerbyshak.  It includes easy yet important LinkedIn tips.  […]


– the book:  Scaling Up: How a Few Companies Make It…and Why the Rest Don’t takes all the wisdom and principles of the business classic Mastering the Rockefeller Habits and translates them into practical tools and approaches for scaling up a business […]