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The Power of a Can-Do Attitude: Why Smart CEOs Always Say Yes

If you want to disrupt your industry, you need to adopt a mentality that distinguishes you from other leaders. When everyone else is saying no, you should always say yes. “Yes” seems like an innocuous word, but it’s one that many entrepreneurs and CEOs are so reluctant to say. “Yes” is a verbal agreement; one...
Executing your idea
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The Importance of Executing Your Idea [Radio]

Ideas, intentions and plans are great, but they are nothing without execution. On this edition of StartupNation Radio, Jeff Sloan and Norm Pappas talk with two entrepreneurs who had an idea, put together their business plan and most importantly, brought it to market. Brian Hutto, CEO of Staymobile, did not have an "original" idea of...
Family Business
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Relentless Lori Blaker Takes Her Family Business Global [Radio]

Welcome to another edition of StartupNation Radio, where we discuss how making it to the top of a family business is harder than you think. There are some who say that you’ve got it made when your family owns a business. Your career will be a cake-walk. Our guest Lori Blaker, CEO of TTi Global, had...
Thinking Inside the Box
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Making a Case for Thinking Inside the Box

Oh... the box. That "thing" we do. That "widget" we promote. That "idea" we present. Every company, every brand, every piece of media fits in a box. The shape, size, color, texture, smell (etc.) of the box changes, but there is indeed a box for each of us. That's commerce. That's how we define and distribute...