Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Erick Sanchez, CEO Initiate Solar . When starting a new business venture, you need to have faith in your vision. You have to believe the mission is worth completing and that there are no obstacles too significant or impossible when it comes down to achieving what's important. Adversity will always encounter opportunity. From the book Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill, I learned at age 21 that adversity always brings a gift in return. That gift is the reward for your hard work and dedication. Faith is the ultimate elixir, and I’m not talking about religious faith here. In business, "faith" means having unyielding confidence, conviction and belief that you can do what you say and come through for the company and your clients. That’s faith. You must also develop a sustainable business model for your business to prosper and have a strong core team to delegate tasks. Business sustainability means being … [Read more...] about Facing Adversity: Why Entrepreneurs Must Believe In Themselves
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Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin I n a year of record resignations, widespread labor shortages and a “war for talent” that has left employers scrambling, it’s no secret that one of the biggest business stories of 2021 was that job vacancies were through the roof. But which roles saw the greatest growth in job postings between 2020 and 2021 is really a tale of two trends. On the one hand were jobs that were decimated in 2020 and came roaring back over the past year: Postings for event specialists, bartenders, massage therapists and food servers all saw more than 60% growth. On the other was demand for jobs that signal likely permanent pandemic-fueled shifts, such as triple digit increases in postings for truck drivers and warehouse logistics workers as the pandemic leaves lasting scars on the retail landscape and upends our consumption habits. “It’s a reflection not just in a shift in transportation and logistics but in our culture in general,” says … [Read more...] about The Most In-Demand Jobs Of 2021
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin "I think we are a better team than at the start of last year,” said Oklahoma City Thunder GM Sam Presti last week. The Thunder didn’t make any major roster moves outside of the draft this summer, but still feel like they’re in a better place. There’s a belief internally that Oklahoma City’s year-over-year improvement will primarily come from the development of the returning players. That’s not to say the rookies can’t make an impact, but the main driver of improvement will come from others. With the 2022-23 NBA season just a few weeks out, training camp if officially underway around the league. To kick it off, the Thunder held Media Day at Paycom Center. It was an opportunity to hear from players about what they worked on during the offseason and what they expect for the upcoming season. There’s quite a few moving parts as it relates to the Thunder organization, but insight was given at Media Day. What were the … [Read more...] about Inside Thunder Training Camp: Media Day Takeaways
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Alex Kergall, Performance coach - Top 20 coaches in London in 2021 & 2022, focuses primarily on scale-up & high-velocity businesses. Adverse times call for a new approach toward leadership. A leadership that empowers all employees. A leadership that generates value. Adopt a new leadership model. Mayan cities and Industrial Revolution factories have one thing in common—they were both built using the leader-follower structure. This model was developed at a time when mankind’s primary work was physical. The structure was optimized to extract physical work from humans. The twentieth century saw a massive transformation in our work environment. Today, physical work is largely being performed by machines, and the primary need of companies is increasingly becoming cognitive. Why then do we keep using the leader-follower structure when employees’ performance depends on their cognitive abilities? … [Read more...] about How Your Leadership Style Can Increase Performance Under Pressure
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin What’s the most undervalued but vital industry globally? If healthcare comes to mind, think again, nearly 8 billion people worldwide have to eat, every day, to stay alive. Farmers may not often be front and centre as some of the most important people on the planet, but any serious disruption to the food industry brings into sharp focus where the true value of land-tillers lies. In June this year, the World Bank designated $2.3 billion to help combat growing food insecurity after the war in Ukraine dramatically pushed up food price inflation globally, triggering a food export ban in 21 countries as nations seek to shore up their own supplies – further exacerbating issues of food supply chains. To compound the crisis, extreme dry and wet weather conditions – a key feature of climate change – have dealt further devastating blows to farmers and food security. From Europe to Africa, to large areas of southern China … [Read more...] about Matches Made In Produce Heaven Promise A Happily Ever After For The Planet
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Joe Bingham, a structural engineer from Ogden, Utah, was looking for a backyard game he could play with his seven kids, instead of driving everyone to a pickleball court 20 minutes away. Unable to find what he was looking for, he invented his own, called PaddleSmash . In the game, which combines elements of pickleball and Roundnet, two to four players use paddles to try to “smash” a ball into a five-sided court that sits on the ground. After tinkering with the game in his yard for a couple of years, Bingham teamed up with serial game-industry entrepreneurs Tim Swindle , who launched Utter Nonsense—which grew into a million-dollar, three-person business—and Scott Brown, who previously founded Marbles: The Brain Store, and Brainmaker Games. “When we got our hands on the prototype, we loved it,” says Brown. “We started showing it to our friends and network. Based on those initial conversations, the immediate … [Read more...] about Hunting For An Exciting Back Yard Family Game, This Dad Invented His Own. Now It’s Taking Off.
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Donald Trump has signed into law the most comprehensive reform of U.S. tax code in 31 years, bringing him his first significant legislative success as president. Among its sweeping effects on the economy, the legislation, called the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act , is likely to have significant effects on the economics of higher education, and particularly on colleges’ budgets. The Act will have the effect of constraining several of colleges’ biggest sources of revenue, while expanding other sources. The overall impact on the rapid growth of tuition will vary broadly between states and types of colleges, but the preponderance of the legislation’s immediate adverse effects are concentrated among wealthy colleges that primarily serve wealthy students. Average Annual Cost Of a 4-Year Degree, In-State, At Public Institutions, 2015-16 (Thousands of ... [+] Dollars Per Full-Time Academic Year of Tuition, Fees, Room, and … [Read more...] about Tax Reform — A Boon To Colleges — Will Increase Scrutiny Of Public Colleges In High-Tax States