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The New Era Of Purpose
Huffington Post, NY
article on March 12th, even Jack Welch declared the obsession with short-term profits and share-price gains as “a dumb idea.” At best, it acknowledges the critical role that profitability and strong performance plays in making a business viable.

There’sa big difference between the Great Depression and Economic
Valley Bugler Newspaper, WA
Business advisor Jack Welch predicts that when the downturn ceases, the American economy will be stronger and sounder than ever. Welch urges business people to talk about reasons for confidence. America is loaded with energy and creativity, he says.

clip_image002Lean and Green
Redmond Channel Partner, CA
Spurred at least in part by former Vice President Al Gore’s Nobel Prize-winning campaign to raise awareness about global warming, organizations worldwide have taken a hard look at reducing their “environmental footprints” in the past decade.

Building a Scaffold for Social Change
Whole Life Times, CA
We are experiencing a termination of capitalism as we have known it, a shutdown recently dubbed “The Great Disruption” by Thomas Friedman, in The New York Times. Until recently a leading cheerleader for Neoliberal globalization, Friedman has come to

Human Potential Untangled
At the other extreme from the three traditional, methodical approaches to development was Peter Senge‘s vision of a “learning organization,” in which people are continually enhancing their capabilities to create the results they truly desire.

The Changing Role of the CMO
By Marshall Goldsmith Marketing is everywhere, but with the ubiquity of slogans and ads, it’s easy to forget that there’s more to marketing than meets the eye. As a result, it is often one of the first budgets to be cut in economic downturns.

Jim Collins: How to Thrive in 2009, NY
In other words, it’s not a bad time to be an entrepreneur You would be hard pressed to find two individuals more determined to uncover the secrets of business success than Jim Collins and Bo Burlingham. Collins is the author of the best-selling

21st Century Business Networking By: Alan Rae, Lisa Harris, and
Healthy Wealthy n Wise, WV
Some are essentially salesmen, some just like connecting people, and some are subject experts – ‘mavens’ in the terminology used by Malcolm Gladwell in his book, The Tipping Point. So you need to be clear what you’re doing in the network – are you

Tim Ferriss and Kevin Rose Discuss Angel Investing and Naming Companies from Glen McElhose on Vimeo
Tim and Kevin from Glenn McElhose on Vimeo.

In this video, Kevin Rose – founder of Digg and others – and I talk about how we invest in other companies as “angels” and how we choose names for companies. Topics include:

-How to test company or product names using Google AdWords
-Kevin’s criteria for both good site names and good angel investments
-The role of start-up “advisors” and investors
-How I choose companies to work with: overlap, PR options, UI design.

It’s an Oprah-style conversation, so if watching isn’t an option, you can also opt to let the audio play in the background while you’re doing other things. Let us know if you’d like to see more of these brainstorming sessions.

Special thanks to Glenn McElhose for the great video shooting and editing!


Rick Meekins

Rick Meekins is the Managing Partner at Aepiphanni, a Business Consultancy, an Atlanta, GA based small business consultancy that provides Management Consulting, Implementation and Managed Services to business leaders and entrepreneurs seeking to improve or expand operations.

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