Perhaps the ultimate adage in show business is, “Leave ‘em wanting
As a professional speaker for the better part of three decades, the constant
reminder is it is “better to stop too early than too late.”
And, this afternoon, Steve Jobs showed he knows that all business is show
business as well as any executive who ever lived.
Certainly, we hope and pray there is no subsequent annoucement about his
health. However, why would he desire the role of Chairman of Apple’s Board
of Directors if he didn’t plan on being around?
Instead, look at what he has done. He returned to the company he had founded
years earlier during a time it was on life support — with many investors
calling for the corporate equivilent of “pulling the plug” — and simply
turned it into the most valuable organization on the planet.
Anyone involved with manufacturing knows that product development... (more)
Let’s make a little wager…
I’ll bet you just about anything that I know your competition better than
“How much?” you ask. Well, how much do you have?
Let me immediately apologize for the arrogant nature of the question.
However, I still feel confident that I’ll win the bet. Not because I’m
smarter, have researched more, or have some innate psychic abilities.
It’s because you think of the wrong business — or an incorrect individual
— as your competition.
Most of us believe our competition is the company that is selling a product
or service that is the most similar to our own... (more)
Recently, I posted about the amazing, Ultimate Customer Experience that I
had received, thanks to ONE Apple employee named Josh.
Here’s a video about the story — and Apple CEO Tim Cook’s follow up!
Quick note from my iPhone — my friend (and my wife’s high school
classmate) Kevin Mullet told me over the weekend that he had just been
approved for Google Voice.
I was SO jealous! If you haven’t explored what it will do — you need to
take a look, and apply, right away! (Check it out here!
Google GIVES you a phone number FREE! Then, you program in your existing
numbers. When someone calls your Google number, it rings ALL your phones.
You’ll only need one number again…ever. And, it doesn’t matter if your
home or cell or office numbers change. The Google Voice number will always
Driving home from the airport and listening to sports talk radio, the
discussion was on great play-by-play sports broadcasters. To my delight, one
of my favorites was on the panel voicing his opinions — and, it DOES have
an impact on your career and business!
Indianapolis is lucky because one of the great radio basketball announcers
has made his career calling the games of the Indiana Pacers. His name is Mark
Boyle, and it would be difficult to find anyone better at his craft. I’ve
met Mark a couple of times, and he’s a great guy. And, I was really
surprised at how much his opin... (more)