The following Blog Post was authored by my good friend and colleque Chris Koomey. Chris's alter ego, his Mr Cranky is the Business Godfather. You can find out more about Chris here.   Johnny Fontaine, the famous heartthrob singer, was considered a son by the Godfather.  As a celebrity, Johnny was treated Read More

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  You are satisfied with your business. You’re well ahead of your plans. You rate yourself, your enterprise as a 10 out of 10. So go home, open up a bottle of bubbly and pat yourself on the back. Right? Wrong. Tomorrow is another day. Competitors don’t stand still. New competitors will enter Read More

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I remember a few years ago talking to a young smart aggressive startup founder who had built his little startup from a silly sounding dream to a high growth reality. There he was… looking at offers from top tier venture capital firms. He was looking at a large injection of Read More

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We’ve been here before. The celebration of meaningless extravagance versus meaningful metrics in the race to become the next unicorn is, as Vice President, Joe Biden says…. “Malarky.” When there is an inordinate emphasis on nonsensical crap and no attention to what creates value, a bubble emerges. In DC there are Read More

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A Fable, author unknown. We know it's not me because it's all spelled correctly: A ship engine failed, no one could fix it. Then they brought in a man with 40 yrs. on the job. He inspected the engine carefully, top to bottom. After looking things over, the guy reached into Read More

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As a Professionally trained and active Business Coach and Leadership Peer Group Facilitator, I meet 1 on 1 with my members every month for 90 minutes. Then as a group we meet once a month. During any single group session only 3 to 4 of the members have the opportunity Read More

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In Search Of: Leaders eager to continue to grow, learn and be challenged. And, if you’re the kind of leader who knows who is buried in the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier then this group isn’t for you. If you want to know why President Grant is buried in Grant’s Tomb… why Read More

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Here we go again. We’ve crested the top of the latest DC Region Startup roller coaster hill and we’re now speeding towards a bottom.  Just four years ago, in 2012 there was a budding DC Startup Industrial Complex. This included multiple media outlets with hot shot reporters, there were record Read More

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