Five great ideas to carry over into your business or organization in 2018

Drawing from some of the best business books I read and reviewed last year for the Hamilton Spectator, here are five great ideas  to carry over into 2018. Add an accountability filter to your 2018 employee engagement survey. Add questions that will let you separate out answers from two very different kinds of employees. PayContinue reading “Five great ideas to carry over into your business or organization in 2018”

Review: Perennial Seller – The Art of Making and Marketing Work That Lasts

This review first ran in the Aug. 28 edition of The Hamilton Spectator. Perennial Seller: The Art of Making and Marketing Work That Lasts By Ryan Holiday Portfolio / Penguin $35 I’ve got a lot of time for anyone who sacrifices a steady paycheque and a pension to build a business and create jobs. SoContinue reading “Review: Perennial Seller – The Art of Making and Marketing Work That Lasts”

Review: Ryan Holiday’s Ego is the Enemy

This review first ran in the Jan. 30 edition of The Hamilton Spectator. Ego is the Enemy By Ryan Holiday Portfolio / Penguin $34 One of the all-time greatest coaches broke into the National Football League by doing unpaid grunt work. Bill Belichick, who’s coaching in his seventh Super Bowl this Sunday, got his startContinue reading “Review: Ryan Holiday’s Ego is the Enemy”

Review: Trust Me, I’m Lying: Confessions of a Media Manipulator

This review first ran in the Feb. 11 edition of The Hamilton Spectator. My Feb. 11 hour 3 interview (35 min mark) with Bill Kelly on CHML 900 is posted here. Trust Me, I’m Lying: Confessions of a Media Manipulator Ryan Holiday Portfolio / Penguin $28.95 Welcome to Diatribe Partners, Hamilton’s premier consulting shop specializingContinue reading “Review: Trust Me, I’m Lying: Confessions of a Media Manipulator”