Guiding Your Company

Since its inception, The Walt Disney Company has been built on a set of core values that continue today to guide every employee and executive. What is guiding your company? Seems like a simple question, right? Yet, in my experience, very few small-business, or even midsize-business owners, can give a succinct answer. “It depends,” they’ll… Read More

Tiding the STEM

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A recent report by the Brookings Institution indicated that roughly a quarter of the jobs in the Baltimore area are STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). I have observed that in the U.S., with the Jewish community being no different, we love technology. Smartphones, tablets, laptops. We love to buy and use the stuff —… Read More

Speaking To The World

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Ryan Frankel turned a potentially dangerous health situation into something lucrative. A few years ago, Frankel was on a trip to China when he fell violently ill. He staggered into a pharmacy, but the pharmacist spoke no English, and Frankel tried in vain to describe his symptoms. Frustrated, Frankel eventually made his way back to… Read More

Be Found

Before you read this, please do me a favor. It will only take a minute, but it will quickly show you why reading this one article will help you grow your profits. Step 1: Take out your cell phone. In 2011, according to Gartner (a technology research company), there were more mobile devices shipped than… Read More

Seeking A Summer Internship?

It is around this time of the year when students reach out to me to inquire about summer employment or an internship.  While students are generally not my core client group, I would like to share some of my insights and observations. First, employment and internship are not necessarily the same. For high school and… Read More

A Love Letter I Didn’t Expect

Everyone wants to create “touch points,” a favorite buzzword for marketers. A touch point is that intersection between your business and your customer, where you interact and communicate something — hopefully, something of value. Touch points have to offer value, have emotional power and provide a tactile experience of the five senses: sight, sound, scent,… Read More

How Does Social Networking Lead To Real-Time Sales?

Do you prefer to network online or face-to-face? Before you answer, think deeply. Remember how Dale Carnegie’s world-famous sales book from 1936,  “How to Win Friends and Influence People,” demystified the process of making friends out of strangers and inspired legions of business coaches to carry on Carnegie’s message? Nothing beats face-to-face meetings, nothing. Business… Read More

Ask, Answer

It’s a knowledge provider. Period. “I like knowledge,” said David Butnaro, owner of Askimo, a new international library of expert videos based in Tel Aviv, Israel, but soon to have an office in Maryland. Butnaro has been working in the Internet industry for many years. He said he was drawn to the Web from its… Read More

JET offers start-ups mentorship and support

Entrepreneurs like to be free and creative on their own time and their own dime. But, according to research by Shikhar Ghosh, a Harvard Business School lecturer, about three out of four new firms that take venture capital fail to deliver projected returns. And, according to research by the University of Tennessee, by year three,… Read More