OPEN THE WINDOW!
What your people to be more productive? Here’s a novel idea, open the window! That’s right. Give them some fresh air! According to Joseph G. Allen , assistant professor and director of the Healthy Buildings program at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, the air quality in your office affects your employees productivity. He is the principal investigator […]
M&B were interviewed on “Spirit, Purpose, & Energy” by JJ Flizanes & Doug Sandler. To listen to the interview, please visit iTunes
GET OUT YOUR WALLET!
Don’t be fooled by the idea that the other country will pay for the tariffs Everything is about to cost you more! Don’t be fooled by the idea that the other country will pay for the tariffs and somehow the US will just collect new funds to benefit the national budget. No, you will pay […]
Cheap Skate vs. Above Board
What if, instead of sitting in a classroom, listening to a lecture, and watching a slide deck, you could go outside into a beautiful natural environment and enjoy an interactive learning experience? Instead of being lectured to, you could enjoy a skit performed live with the actors playing parts demonstrating the business principles throughout story. […]
Sixtyfive percent of the energy that is delivered to the typical home is used for heating the home, cooling the home or heating the water used in the home. The rest is used for appliances, lighting, tools and electronic devices. We have been reporting on startup companies that are making a difference. But what about the big […]
MAKE IT IDIOT RESISTANT!
When we were building the Barefoot wine brand, we used to drive our people crazy. Every time there was a foul up, a glitch, or a mistake, we would stop everything, focus on what just happened, and more importantly brain storm ways to prevent it from reoccurring. Our people would push back with, “Look, we’ve […]
THE RUSSIANS ARE COMING!
We recently had the honor of hosting 40 graduate entrepreneurship students from Skolkovo Moscow School of Management. They were here to tour Silicon Valley and gain knowledge from the shrines of American Entrepreneurship. At the end of their tech tour, we invited them up to the Russian River wine country. Here they enjoyed some time […]
STEP AWAY FROM THE PHONE!
We’ve know it all our lives. When we get stressed, we go outside and take a walk in nature. We even put a ton of time, money, and energy into restoring a creek near our home by removing truckloads of garbage and invasive species. We invite our friends, neighbors, students, and clients to take a […]
SOFT SKILLS ARE STRONG SKILLS!
We often invite international Entrepreneurship Master’s students to our home in the wine country. We want to give them a break from the steel and glass buildings on the campuses they tour in Silicon Valley. They come from all over the world to pay homage to the great Technopreneurship successes of our time. After touring […]
Last month at O’Hare International in Chicago, we were waiting at the gate for our flight back to San Francisco. We thought we’d use the time to discuss our upcoming article on entrepreneurship. We were looking for another example of an entrepreneur who is demonstrating a new way to make a deposit by making a […]
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