How Much Is Your Privacy Worth?

THERE’S NO FREE LUNCH!

With all the recent scandals about how your personal likes, clicks, shares, and the groups you’ve joined are being used as products for sale to advertisers, political activists, and even foreign agents, are you finally ready to pay for social networking? “Well, shouldn’t that be free?” you may ask. “It always has been free. Why […]

Entrepreneur – The Top 4 Reasons Startups Fail, According to 14 International Accelerators

As speakers, advisers and trainers in the entrepreneurial space, we’ve been particularly excited by our December survey of the principles of 14 international accelerators. We wanted to know, from their point of view, what were the key factors in startup success … and failure. As far as we know, this is the most recent study conducted on […]

The “NO!” Game

MAKING FUN OUT OF ADVERSITY

There’s nothing worse than being told “NO!” We’ve all heard it a thousand times. It’s probably the most un-fun part of any business. So how do you tackle this daily challenge in a way that keeps you and your team’s spirits up and keeps you going for that “yes”? At Barefoot, we made a game […]

Are Conferences About to Change …Again?

“I PAID TO LISTEN TO AN UPSELL?”

Would you pay $299 or more to attend a two-day conference to listen to 10 speakers selling products from the stage? We wouldn’t and there’s a growing audience rebellion brewing out there that agrees. In the future, it will become harder to fill your conference seats when your audience is just sitting there waiting for […]

5 People to Call Right Now!

SPRING IS NATURE’S NEW YEAR!

It’s easy to neglect some of our closest relationships. With the end of the year scramble, celebrating the Holidays, and then all that planning, energy, and the new initiatives we put out in the first quarter of the new year, it’s only natural to become preoccupied, focused, and concentrated on our goals. But now, it’s […]

Are We Creating a Risk Adverse Generation?

OUCH! THAT HURT! I’LL NEVER DO THAT AGAIN!

Starting any new business requires a certain degree of risk tolerance. Without risk there are no rewards. Entrepreneurs face risk every day and must make short-term, long-term, and on-the-fly decisions to mitigate those risks. We are constantly asked by young people “How do you handle risk?” and “What about the unknown?” We tell them about […]

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