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Sales Commission and Unintended Consequences

Running, owning, or managing a business always seems to be a constant flux of unintended consequences. Compensation, in particular commission based, can often misalign the needs of your customers with what your business is incentivizing. I take a deeper look at unintended consequences of commission based compensation structures. (Read It!)

Think / 28 Jul 2016

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Business Insights from Russel Dubree aka “The Backboard” on the Tour de Profit Radio Show

I got a chance to do what I believe is my first radio interview. It went by fast, I learned a few things, and I didn’t cry. It was an overall great experience and I intend to have many more in my future. (Read It!)

Fun / 26 Jun 2016

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The Natural Selection of Ideas

I read an article, can’t say it was good. But it was interesting. It got me thinking about natural selection and a few of my other favorite books that are related to the subject so I thought I would write about it…(Read It!)

Think / 02 Jun 2016

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Where are all the business coaches?

I relay my story and dissect the value of having a business coach. Not enough businesses use them and many fail because they aren’t able to surpass the initial learning curve of running a business to reach the point of success. …(Read It!)

Think / 15 May 2016

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Recruiters: Dancing with the Devil

I needed to unwind a bit in regards to my beef about the recruiting industry. Just the facts…mostly. It’s not they are bad people or anything. Perhaps, if I can kindle my Luke Skywalker optimism and persistence as I unravel my thoughts, I may just find the good in them. …(Read It!)

Think / 17 Apr 2016