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March 5, 2014

Stabbing Moby Dick and Hanging on for Dear Life

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I’ve been working on developing a brand-new business these past six months and I can confidently state that it is far more significant in terms of potential than anything I’ve seen in the past twenty years. This wonderful opportunity has made me grow, stretch, and develop... read more...

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May 21, 2012

Blue Men Chauffeuring Prom: Penta Date on Bicycles Built for Two

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There are two key takeaways from today’s post. 1. It”s all in the marketing.2. Surprise broca! My son Nathan turned 16 on April 4th of this year and has been excited to begin dating and go on his first romantic excursion. He indeed had several significant... read more...

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Categories: Business Advice, Humor, Rich Christiansen, Stories About Success Written By:   Rich
 
 
February 21, 2012

Getting Squished by Fat Giants

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For years I have proudly proclaimed the st rategy of sitting underneath the table of feasting giants and eating the scraps and crumbs that fall from the table. A bootstrapper’s dream is to get into that little market segment that isn”t being addressed by several large players,... read more...

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Categories: Business Advice, Entrepreneurs, Humor, Rich Christiansen Written By:   Rich
 
 
February 14, 2012

Perfect Action…Pathetic Timing

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Last night my wife and I had a rotten guacamole, terrible night. I had been traveling all week long doing lectures and I was dead tired. I got home at 9:30 or 10:00 p.m., spent a little time with the family, and finally made it to bed about 11:30 p.m. At midnight someone began banging... read more...

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Categories: Business Advice, Entrepreneurs, Humor, Rich Christiansen Written By:   Rich
 
 
August 2, 2011

Taste Testing Dark Chocolate

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Last weekend was my wife”s birthday. As part of her birthday present I wanted to get her a special treat that she would really enjoy. Several nights before her birthday we went to a friend’s home. This individual is quite a charismatic connoisseur of chocolate, and as part of... read more...

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Categories: Business Advice, Entrepreneurs, Humor, Small Business Owner Written By:   Rich
 
 
July 30, 2011

Challanging My Affinity for Meyers Briggs

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I’m a huge proponent of Meyers Briggs tests. In my businesses, we use these tests to help with hiring, forming teams, determining target markets, and learning how best to communicate with each other. So naturally, I had several employees and potential hires take the test.... read more...

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Categories: Assessing Resources, Humor Written By:   Rich
 
 
July 14, 2011

Don't Pick Your Zits

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Never pick your zits when you’re a teenager, and especially not when you’re in business. Several years ago a delightful young woman came up to me dressed in a white dress and a bright smile. She looked me straight in the eyes and started talking. Then about thirty seconds... read more...

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Categories: Business Advice, Humor, Key Success Factor Written By:   Rich
 
 
May 10, 2011

Multitasking is Stupid and It Doesn’t Work

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I’ve never been a fan of beating around the bush, and I don’t like multitasking. So let me say it like it is folks–multitasking is stupid and it doesn’t work! Perhaps that sounds a little more Napoleon Dynamite, and a little less, seasoned entrepreneur than you’d... read more...

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April 29, 2011

Selling It Strong

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Several weeks ago a friend and I went to the Master’s Golf Tournament in Augusta Georgia.  Of course this is such an amazing experience no one wants to leave the course, so by noon and after lunch we were both doing a little rain dance. We had to go to the restroom. Ellis... read more...

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Categories: Business Advice, Humor Written By:   Rich
 
 
April 8, 2011

Go Big Or Go Home – At Least at Amen Corner!

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Today Phil Mickelson ruined my perfectly good blog insight.     The video will tell you why. You can’t win it on the first day but you sure can lose it.  I still contend that most of us should live by this rule both in business and in golf unless your name is Phil... read more...

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Categories: Business Advice, Humor Written By:   Rich
 
 

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