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Fundamentally Different: Building a Culture of Success through Organizational Values is David Friedman's first book. I doubt it should be his last.

In Fundamentally Different, Friedman uses stories and examples from his 27 years of business leadership experience to make clear the connection between values and success in a way that’s as enjoyable to read as it is insightful.

You’ll learn:

The 8 keys steps the most successful companies use to institutionalize their values Why listening can actually have more impact than speaking What a “filter” is and how it affects everything... Read More

Walter Isaacson's anticipated biography of Steve Jobs contains some highly insightful excerpts on Jobs' disdain for Android.

Jobs believed that Google’s move into smartphones amounted to theft. Jobs told biographer Isaacson [that] 'I’m going to destroy Android, because it’s a stolen product. I’m willing to go thermonuclear war on this.' [Associated Press, Huffington Post, WinRumors, The NextWeb, Gizmodo]

A copy of Isaacson's book has been leaked and excerpts of Jobs' comments are now being leaked onto the internet. The remark that so far resonates most relates to Jobs' reaction... Read More

A successful company strives to keep employees as productive as possible, and a knowledgeable business knows that happy people are more productive. Happiness at work can increase productivity by as much as 12% in fact, according to a study at University of Warwick*. A story in CMS Wire quotes Paul Murphy, national sales director of Spire Investment Partners, who said technology such as an electronic document management system can make work easier and people happier.

“If employees are more efficient, they’re happier. If they’re happier, they’re more productive. If they’re more... Read More

The past few years have shown many of us that security is just an illusion. The most esteemed enterprises and banking systems in the world have collapsed and many families have lost their primary sources of income. Stock portfolios for those who have them have collapsed and its difficult to know what place is safe to keep money. Starting your own business may be the best place to invest your time resourcefulness and money.

The literature on starting your own business and who is made to be an entrepreneur is large. Yet despite all that is written starting a business comes down to... Read More

Many entrepreneurs come to me looking for suggestions and advice. I’m afraid I disappoint them most of the time because they are usually looking for the magic or secret that will instantly propel their company and product to success. And it doesn’t exist, overnight business success doesn’t happen. What they need more than anything is inspiration. They need to know the challenges they are encountering are not unique to them, that they can work through them and prevail. Friends and colleagues encouraged me to write a book because they like hearing the stories about start-ups and what it is really... Read More

Beginning your own business is a great deal to consider. From financing for more than just the first year to taxes, employees…well, you get the idea. Sometimes, you can start your own small business and keep most if not all of the work under your own roof. Just ask 18-year-old Madison Carroll from Greensboro who started her business when she was 8-years-old.

In Part One of my interview with Madison, she shared her love for jewelry design and how she has used it to make a positive impact for JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) on behalf of her sister, Brittany. But as... Read More

With the ongoing concern for business success across the U.S., one young entrepreneur in the Tarheel state has been finding sparkling success for the past ten years.

18-year-old Madison Carroll from Greensboro, North Carolina will be headed into her junior year of college at Wake Forest this spring. When I asked her a few questions about her interest in designing jewelry, Madison says her focus wasn't really on the success of selling her jewelry. She just enjoyed the creativity of designing one unique piece after another.

Gillean: How long have you been designing jewelry?

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