The bookstore industry has been hit hard by the changing times. Bookstores are slowly disappearing, and the industry climate remains dim and challenging. Learn how Mitch Kaplan’s Books & Books bookstores are coping – and surviving.
Category: Successful Entrepreneurs
What inspires successful entrepreneurs? What words of wisdom guide their actions and thinking? Paul Thornton in his new book “Leadership – Off the Wall” looks at the quotes leaders and successful entrepreneurs post on their office walls and keep on their desks.
When you think of innovation, the first person that comes to mind is Apple’s CEO and co-founder, Steve Jobs. With Jobs at the helm, Apple has revolutionized the computer, mobile telephone, music distribution and even the book publishing industries with products such as the Mac, iPod, iPhone and the iPad. Learn the seven principles that drive Steve Jobs
[tweetmeme]The quality of your people can make or break your business. Richard Branson, CEO of the Virgin Group of Companies, confirms this when he shared the keys to his entrepreneurial success in a recent magazine interview (Playboy, January 2009, pp. 39-46): It all comes down to people. Nothing else comes close. Motivating people, bringing in […]
[tweetmeme]From the Lawn and Landscape Magazine’s list of Top 100 companies, here are some lessons on how to start and run a service-oriented business: Dale Micetic, President, ISS Grounds Control (2007 revenue: $50.35 million) On the Importance of Networking. “Early on, I started attending local association meetings and interacting with other contractors and listening to […]
Fortune Magazine has a very good article on Pepsi and their CEO, Indra Nooyi entitled “What Makes Pepsi Great?” [tweetmeme]Here are some interesting lessons for business owners from how Pepsi works and how Ms. Nooyi manages this corporate giant: Not shy about asking for help when she needs it. One of the first things Ms. […]