ROLL UP YOUR SLEEVES!
We took the day off on the 20th of January to witness the Inauguration. We were thrilled to hear the commitment from the new administration to focus on truth and common causes. We were especially relieved to hear that the distribution of the vaccines is on the top of the huge pile of work to […]
TOO MUCH OF A BAD THING
Business requires a stable playing field to prosper. They can’t risk having their customers questioning their ethics or their commitment to the democratic process. But that’s exactly what just happened with several large corporations and several large social media platforms. The events of January 6th put these Big Boys on the spot. Were they inadvertently […]
Read a recent interview on World Class Performer with Michael Houlihan below: Michael Houlihan is a leading business strategist, keynote speaker, consultant, and corporate trainer. He was the founder, president, and CEO of Barefoot Wines and is co-founder of Business Audio Theatre. Houlihan is also a C-Suite Network member and trusted advisor and the author […]
THE CORNER OF HOLLYWOOD AND WINE
They say California has three world-class exports: Hollywood, Technology and Wine. This is the story of how we wound up combining all three! After we sold Barefoot Wine our acquirer asked us to help them keep, as they put it, “the Barefoot Spirit” alive at their giant company. We worked for them for a year […]
“ONLY FOOLS FIGHT IN A HOUSE OF FIRE!”
One of the most difficult challenges we face as Americans is to reunite the country after an extended period of acrimony. That divisiveness is threatening our collective security and our economy. While we have been busy blaming each other, our rivals have been taking advantage of us and the virus is running ramped. Obviously, hyperboles […]
The pandemic has resulted in many businesses closing. Many are hanging on by a thread. Others have been turned upside down. And many more have lost customers and sales. What can you do about it? Some may advise you to advertise more. That can be effective. But there is a form of advertising is the […]
M&B were interviewed on the Virtual Author video podcast by host, Paul Page. To watch the interview, please click the play button below:
I IDENTIFY WITH THE STORY!
You’ll never see a line item in a business plan that says, “Turnover, $300,000 in three year!” Yet, if that’s all it costs you, you may be fortunate. Turnover is one of the biggest hidden costs in any business. Just when you get the right candidate, onboard them, orient them, train them, and get a […]
KEEP YOUR GUARD UP!
When the allies landed at Normandy, it was the beginning of the end of World War II. It was a turning point, but not the end! We still were going to face thousands of deaths in the battlefield. We still had to be on rations. We still had to take precautions. The country was mobilized […]
DON’T BURST YOUR BUBBLE!
A few years back, the term “bubble” referred to company stock being overvalued. The implication was that if the bubble expanded too much, it would burst and investors would lose their money. In these Corona Virus days, the term “bubble” refers to a group of individuals who shelter in place. The idea being that if […]
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