What Business Should I Go Into?

We are often approached by young folks who ask us, “What business should I go into?” – as if there was the realm of all possibilities. We assume by this question that these folks have not decided to “follow their passion.” So we talk with them about how most business opportunities present themselves as solutions […]

3 Business Functions You Can’t Outsource


It’s always painful for us to hear a new wantrepreneur talking about the first steps they’re going to take when they go into business. They usually say something like, “Well, if I’m going to go into business, I’m going to need to get an office, a production facility, and a warehouse.” And “I’m going to […]

8 Steps to Making Mistakes WRITE


One of our favorite talks is on making mistakes write. Not just right R-I-G-H-T but WRITE like W-R-I-T-E! When we started our business, we made so many mistakes, we got good at it. So, it seemed natural to us to develop a process for making mistakes. Our business was successful, but it was built on […]

Civics the Hard Way


We often write about the need to return to Civics as a mandatory course in high school and even grammar school. We need to take a driving test to get a driver’s license, but we don’t need to complete a basic civics course to vote – unless of course you are a naturalized citizen, in […]

Mind Your Business


Last Sunday Michael was the guest of Yitzchok Saflas on his Mind Your Business radio show on 77 WABC in New York. Yitzchoks’ show is a great place to hear the business minds of our time and Michael  was honored to be chosen to be among such great company. The show is also currently number five […]