MASTERING MORALE: PERFORMANCE PARALYSIS AND SURVIVING THE SLUMP

Sometimes no matter what you do the team just seems like it cannot execute. Anyone who has played or watched team sports has seen or experienced this firsthand. As entrepreneurs, or entrepreneurial employees, we try to stack the deck in our favor by recruiting the most talented group of individuals we can find and but […]

THE DEADLY THREE!

THREE ASSASSINS THAT CAN QUICKLY KILL ANY VENTURE! Ever heard the old adage that, “Business is about relationships.”? I would bet that most of us have and understand this as a fundamental key to the success of any enterprise. ┬áMany of the opportunities we are able to pursue in business stem from our relationships. Our […]

TRUMP: The Last T. Rex?

This week’s top news story was again Donald Trump. ┬áNo surprise there. His voice is loud, honest and clear. THE MAN, THE MYTH, THE ROBBER BARON? Trump, a billionaire real estate mogul, prolific entertainer, and now politician is a modern day robber baron. I say that with the respect due for those few American barons […]

Why time management doesn’t work for the talented.

Without a doubt time is our most precious resource. Money cannot buy a second of it back. Little wonder that time management has become so important to the majority of us. Today’s topic is a diversion from my ordinarily more serious and entrepreneurial tone. The talented underachiever often finds time management difficult. I may not […]

Modern mergers and acquisitions have changed. So has the cost of money. What remains the same is the need to carefully align the business goal with the target.

Modern mergers and acquisitions have changed. So has the cost of money. What remains the same is the need to carefully align the business goal with the target. BACKGROUND The buyout or purchase of a controlling share in a company as a component of private equity investing has evolved significantly from its origins. In the […]

Ruminations on the reckless and indefatigable pursuits of an entrepreneur.

My last two entrepreneurial endeavors have been learning experiences. In entrepreneur code speak experience is “what you get when you don’t get what you want.” Experience is a great teacher, but it can be the teacher you least like to learn from directly. I decided to build this site to share, and I hope that […]

Promethean growing pains: 2012

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At Promethean we find ourselves experiencing more pain, and we are preparing ourselves for rapid growth. At the same time I realize that we are walking a fine line; we are skirting the edge of greatness and oblivion at the same time.

2012 Collective Biofuels Conference: Day 1

Don Scott of the National Biodiesel Board said something to me earlier in the evening that struck me as as especially applicable for the folks here. The essence of what he said to me is that a person’s dedication to a cause tended to increase in a manner proportional to the amount of suffering one has endured in its furtherance.