Is Fear of Hearing “No” Holding Back Your Venture?

Almost all of us have some level of fear about being rejected.  Fear of getting told "no" so often keeps us from achieving all of that with which we are capable.  This fear can impact us in our business activities, as well as in many aspects of our personal life. Few people in business need to be more capable of being able to tolerate hearing "no" than the founder of a new venture. Even the most successful of founders will hear "no" far more often than "yes" from capital … [Read more...]

“Viral Loop: From Facebook to Twitter, How Today’s Smartest Businesses Grow Themselves” by Adam Penenberg

  This blog post was written by Dave Carpenter. Dave is a prolific author, inspiring speaker, and well-known consultant to professional service firms. Besides writing regularly for this blog, Dave’s writing can be seen in leading business and personal development publications. He is the creator of the Accelerate Success program which helps high performers to improve results in any aspect of one’s life, while also uniquely benefiting one’s favorite charity. You can … [Read more...]

“The Third Screen: Marketing to Your Customers in a World Gone Mobile” by Chuck Martin

This blog post was written by Dave Carpenter. Dave is a prolific author, inspiring speaker, and well-known consultant to professional service firms. Besides writing regularly for this blog, Dave’s writing can be seen in leading business and personal development publications. He is the creator of the Accelerate Success program which helps high performers to improve results in any aspect of one’s life, while also uniquely benefiting one’s favorite charity. You can follow Dave … [Read more...]

“Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose” by Tony Hsieh

This blog post was written by Dave Carpenter. Dave is a prolific author, inspiring speaker, and well-known consultant to professional service firms. Besides writing regularly for this blog, Dave’s writing can be seen in leading business and personal development publications. He is the creator of the Accelerate Success program which helps high performers to improve results in any aspect of one’s life, while also uniquely benefiting one’s favorite charity. You can follow Dave … [Read more...]

“Flash Foresight: How to See the Invisible and Do the Impossible” by Daniel Burrus, John David Mann

This blog post was written by Dave Carpenter. Dave is a prolific author, inspiring speaker, and well-known consultant to professional service firms. Besides writing regularly for this blog, Dave’s writing can be seen in leading business and personal development publications. He is the creator of the Accelerate Success program which helps high performers to improve results in any aspect of one’s life, while also uniquely benefiting one’s favorite charity. You can follow Dave … [Read more...]

“Survival Is Not Enough” by Seth Godin

This blog post was written by Dave Carpenter. Dave is a prolific author, inspiring speaker, and well-known consultant to professional service firms. Besides writing regularly for this blog, Dave’s writing can be seen in leading business and personal development publications. He is the creator of the Accelerate Success program which helps high performers to improve results in any aspect of one’s life, while also uniquely benefiting one’s favorite charity. You can follow Dave … [Read more...]

“Blue Ocean Strategy” by W. Chan Kim and Renee’ Mauborgne

Regular readers of this blog know that I am a prodigious reader. And, that I write about the best of the best either on this blog and/or with my Amazon reviews. One of my favorite business books of the decade...yes of the decade...is Blue Ocean Strategy by W. Chan Kim and Renee' Mauborgne - both strategy professors at INSEAD. The thesis of the authors is that "tomorrows leading companies will succeed not by battling competitors, but by creating 'blue oceans' of … [Read more...]

“I Live in the Future & Here Is How It Works” by Nick Bilton

This blog post was written by Dave Carpenter. Dave is a prolific author, inspiring speaker, and well-known consultant to professional service firms. Besides writing regularly for this blog, Dave’s writing can be seen in leading business and personal development publications. He is the creator of the Accelerate Success program which helps high performers to improve results in any aspect of one’s life, while also uniquely benefiting one’s favorite charity. You can follow Dave … [Read more...]

“What Would Google Do?” by Jeff Jarvis

This blog post was written by Dave Carpenter. Dave is a prolific author, inspiring speaker, and well-known consultant to professional service firms. Besides writing regularly for this blog, Dave’s writing can be seen in leading business and personal development publications. He is the creator of the Accelerate Success program which helps high performers to improve results in any aspect of one’s life, while also uniquely benefiting one’s favorite charity. You can follow Dave … [Read more...]