Podcast Of The Week: Charles Barkley Is Conan O’Brien’s Friend

Charles Barkley's appearance on the Conan O'Brien Needs a Friend Podcast (episode #53) will make you laugh, think, and laugh some more. They get into the the work ethic required to be a professional, the role talent and luck play, and more. The most entertaining aspect of this episode is just how good Barkley is … Continue reading Podcast Of The Week: Charles Barkley Is Conan O’Brien’s Friend

The Power Of Harnessing Networks (5 Takeaways From A Viral 2019 Story)

Alex Banayan was on a stage in front of thousands of Dutch Bros Coffee employees. He had given the keynote at their conference and was just wrapping up a Q&A session. His time was about to be up when he decided to take just one more question. Let’s press pause for a moment because what happens next … Continue reading The Power Of Harnessing Networks (5 Takeaways From A Viral 2019 Story)

Podcast Of The Week: The Best Businesses Almost Spin Out Of Control

There was an abundance of great podcasts this week, but the top pick has to be Vaughn Tan on the Invest Like The Best Podcast (ep. 150) with Patrick O'Shaughnessy. It's a beautifully sprawling conversation. Tan's work on quality and innovation, particularly in the restaurant industry is like Clayton Christensen (disruptive innovation) meets Brunello Cucinelli … Continue reading Podcast Of The Week: The Best Businesses Almost Spin Out Of Control

De-Bugging The Happiness Formula: Happiness = Reality – Expectations

“A happy client is a good client.” “Expectation setting is the key to success.” These are great anecdotes, but what do they really mean? How do we actually apply them?  There’s a saying, “the formula for happiness is reality minus expectations.” The standard takeaway is that with a low enough bar, a lot of reality … Continue reading De-Bugging The Happiness Formula: Happiness = Reality – Expectations