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Financial professionals are seen by the general public as gatekeepers to the mystical world of the markets. Like most mystics, they operate in a space the average consumer does not understand, they speak in confusing terminology, and are sometimes wrong. All of these...

 

 

I’ve spent most of my work life searching for efficiencies, and I derive great pleasure from finding better ways to do things. I may even take it too far at times — employees who suffered through my lessons on ways to pack boxes or create pivot tables can attest. But...

The art of firing is much like the art of throwing a hand grenade -- it's rarely done right, and even when it is, the results include some chaos. When it's done wrong, a lot of good people can pay the price. (All this said, sometimes, only a grenade will do.)

 

There hav...

Every new year, we re-evaluate our plans for the next 12 months. I took a look at my past lists and pulled the best five that I thought would be good for everyone.

 

1) Be funnier. This applies to my family, my work life, and this blog... Life is more enjoyable when you...

I’m a lucky guy. I tricked a beautiful, caring woman into marrying me; my three kids are healthy and often well-behaved; and most of my businesses have been successful, affording me a great lifestyle. But all of this luck leads me to one constantly nagging fear— that t...

 

If your employees don't understand how to manage their own money, how will they know what's really at stake when it comes to your business? By teaching them how to keep their finances in order, they'll be more in tune with helping to increase your bottom line.

 

I reali...

Although I don't admit it when out in public, I'm a CPA. Luckily, I'm married to a woman who is okay with the fact that her husband dorks out over numbers. (To be fair, though, she doesn't admit that I'm a CPA in public either.) Since I left public accounting to start...

Current events give us daily examples of the toxicity of dishonesty in politics, sports, entertainment--and the business world bears high-profile examples of the same. So what is everyone missing? Clearly, broad discussions of ethics and morality haven't done the trick...

Just in case you haven't heard, most lawyers are a pain in the ass and all lawsuits suck. If this is news to you, get down on your knees and thank God that you haven't yet learned this lesson.

 

One of the toughest truths in business is that you'll be involved in litigat...

 

 

We work with many vendors in the book industry, and we've seen all sorts of personalities, styles, business practices and policies. Sure we've seen our share of bad eggs, but in most cases, we have had great relationships with our vendors. This has given us many adva...

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