Why Shark Tank’s ‘Mr. Wonderful’ is woefully wrong
 I get it. Kevin O’ Leary AKA “Mr. Wonderful” has his shtick. He’s got great sound bites and plays a somewhat ‘mean’ character on TV. But this time he is flat out wrong… Kevin was presenting at Inc. magazine’s Iconic event in DC last week, and I’m always interested in hearing from business successes. He had a lot of smart things to say and I wanted to get some distinctions on royalties and percentages. I hopped out of my seat to ask him that question, but as I was in
How Entrepreneurship Can Be The Ultimate Expression of Love
Everybody has heard the advice do what you love and the money will follow, right? Unfortunately it’s not quite true. In fact, I’ve got a $400,000.00 lesson that I’ll share with you later on. However, running your enterprise from the fullest expression of love can and WILL create the meaningful success that matters. Yes, we're moving into some slightly uncharted waters combining the words 'love' and 'work' together but stick with me. What does the ‘fullest expression of love’ look
Evolved Enterprise
At the Underground® I was super excited to share 2 brand new presentations. The first on Community Code 2.0: Creating Tribes of Beloved Brand Builders and my closing keynote on Evolved Enterprise™. It was truly an honor to receive a standing ovation for the material. I’m really excited to explore this further and make it one of my next books. (I even had attendees coming up afterwards saying they almost cried watching this presentation, and that’s never happened before!) I believe there
New Year’s World Resolutions
I don’t know if you make New Year’s resolutions or not but I’ve never really done it. I believe you don’t need to wait for a calendar to turn over in order to change your actions. You can do it daily. (Check out the “Return Path to Joy, Happiness and Bliss” here – along with a v2.0 of a daily worksheet you can use.) Instead of a New Year’s resolution, I jotted this down in my journal at 12:02 AM, Jan 1, 2014:   What if instead of New Year’s resolutions we started
66 Must-read books for Impactful Entrepreneurs
The other day, Maverick1000 members were asking about book recommendations on our private forum. I typically read 1-2 books per week (minimum) so this forced me to sort out some top recommendations by category. I’ve always believed your life is changed by the books you read, experiences you create and the people you meet. Think of this as the start of your Maverick MBA with 6 of the most important categories for evolved enterprises and impactful entrepreneurs in the 21st century. 1) Success
The Lost Art of the Handwritten Note
Let’s face it, in today’s digitally wired society there seems to be a slippery slope of what passes for meaningful communication. Look, I’m as guilty as anyone. Actually, I used text to give condolences on a friend’s loss of her father recently. I can do better. Going beyond a Facebook message, text or email and actually create a connection, with intention, is when something much more magical happens. I’ve always known it. You have too. And a handwritten note is one of those