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Do you really want to grow your biz in 2017?

JR Jan 30, 2017 Uncategorized 0

I want to share with you one of the many the ideas, insights, experience, practices, and perspectives I gleaned from the hundreds of business owners, CEOs, and other executives that employed my talents over the past fifty years. One of the simplest and most profound lessons I’ve learned is this… It’s Friday… When you leave […]

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Benjamin Franklin’s Junto

JR Jan 15, 2017 Uncategorized 0

The Junto by Benjamin Franklin (1727) In 1727 Franklin formed a small club for mutual benefit and improvement, called the Junto (from the Latin “iungere” meaning “to join”). In his Autobiography he described the group as follows. 1728 – I should have mentioned before, that, in the autumn of the preceding year, I had form’d […]

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A Business Planning Secret…

JR Jan 10, 2017 Uncategorized 0

Expecting simple solutions to complex problems is…simplistic. If a business owner/CEO expects to grow and prosper in 2017, s/he would be shortsighted to expect to address in a few hours of planning every issue, challenge, problem, or opportunity that 2017 may present. A business plan for 2017 must be a living, growing process. Some of […]

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Morning Musings by The Profit Pilot: EUREKONOMICS

JR Nov 29, 2016 Uncategorized 0

Over the past forty-some years I developed a financial model that small business owners could apply to both their business and their personal economies.  I named the model EUREKONOMICS™…eureka is Greek for “I found it” and okonomia is Greek for “stewardship or management.” The basic aim and result of EUREKONOMICS™ is to remove one’s business […]

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Habits vs Practices

Morning Musings by The Profit Pilot: Habits vs. Practices

JR Nov 20, 2016 Uncategorized 0

“…the unexamined life is not worth living…” – Plato There is much written about forming good business habits and breaking bad business habits.  Business leaders remind us that we should spend time working on our business, use prioritized lists, manage our email…the list goes on. The issue I have with the idea of a habit […]

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Morning Musings by The Profit Pilot

JR Nov 13, 2016 Uncategorized 0

Meeting gone awry… Have you ever led a meeting that didn’t go the way you expected.  Maybe it went much better…or much worse. Maybe you felt like a champion when it was over…or you felt like a chump. Here’s a way to deal with that.  Regardless of the outcome of the meeting, when you publish your […]

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Principles vs. Ideology

JR Nov 03, 2016 Uncategorized 0

I love the English language.  When used properly it is precise and creates clarity in one’s thinking. prin·ci·ple  noun \ˈprin(t)-s(ə-)pəl, -sə-bəl\ a moral rule or belief that helps you know what is right and wrong and that influences your actions ide·ol·o·gy  noun \ˌī-dē-ˈä-lə-jē, ˌi-\ the set of ideas and beliefs of a group or political party; the integrated […]

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JR Oct 04, 2016 Uncategorized 0

It’s Time! It’s Time for the Next American Revolution… The Convention of States Authorized by Article V of the U S Constitution… What Trump and Sanders have both tapped into during this year’s primary season is the embryonic consciousness in the United States of America that the unholy alliances between and among… • government • […]

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Morning Musings by The Profit Pilot

JR Sep 26, 2016 Uncategorized 0

“Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.” Thomas Jefferson I met a young man other day. I’m guessing he was about 30. When I asked him how he was doing, he launched into a litany of […]

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Morning Musings by The Profit Pilot: Business Casual

JR Sep 22, 2016 Uncategorized 0

I have always had a conflicted relationship with men’s fashion. I just don’t get it. I am especially concerned with the perception one’s attire makes in a business setting. The slim-fit suits that currently dominate the advertising by men’s clothing businesses look, to me, like a suit I may have bought when I was sixteen […]

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