New York Times Best Selling Authors & America’s #1 Wine Brand Founders

MICHAEL HOULIHAN
AND BONNIE HARVEY

Authors of The Barefoot Spirit
and creators of Barefoot Wine

“OUTSTANDING speech! Better yet, PERFECT. What an incredible way to end this conference.”

Robert Reiss

Host & CEO Presented By the Conference Board, The CEO Show

“Michael and Bonnie’s speech gives a whole new meaning to going Barefoot!!— it now means Entrepreneurial Success at its finest! They rock!”

Jeffrey Hayzlett

Chairman, C-Suite Network

5 Reasons to say Thank You and Get More of What You Want

5 Reasons to say Thank You and Get More of What You Want

Sometimes we get so busy, we forget to say thank you to acknowledge a great referral or appreciate a job well done. We tend to get overwhelmed by today’s news and financial pressures. Rather than appreciating what’s going right, we tend to focus on what’s going wrong....

5 Principles For Solving Problems

5 Principles For Solving Problems

When we took on the building of the Barefoot Wine brand, we really didn’t understand the problems we would have to overcome to be successful. We had no idea how long it would take, the opposition we would face, or the enormous hurdles we had to clear in compliance,...

Saving the Environment is Good for Business

Saving the Environment is Good for Business

Anytime there is a demand, business will rise to satisfy it – at a profit! We now face a huge demand. Our very livelihood is at stake. The denigration of our environment will put us out of work, out of our homes, and in the hospital. Already we see the effects of a...

Don’t Block Good Ideas from Getting to You!

Don’t Block Good Ideas from Getting to You!

Often the best ideas to solve problems, cut costs, and improve sales come from your own people - but they never get to you. Why? Because you have inadvertently allowed your company’s structure to prevent them from doing so. Employees, vendors, and customers are loaded...

Bring Back the Trades!

Bring Back the Trades!

Within the last few decades we have seen the increasingly rapid demise of the teaching of the trades in high schools and community colleges. The “shiny ball” seems to be technology. Courses in the physical trades - also known as vocational education - seem to have...

5 Barefoot Problem Solving Principles

5 Barefoot Problem Solving Principles

When we took on the building of the Barefoot Wine brand, we really didn’t understand the problems we would have to overcome to be successful. We had no idea how long it would take, the opposition we would face, or the enormous hurdles we had to clear in compliance,...