USA! USA! USA! Landon Donovan should rake in the endorsement dollars after his performance in this World Cup. If only this game had been in prime time to expose more in the U.S. to soccer, rather than just folks who were out "sick" at work or watching the video stream on their work PCs!
Looking for a good summer read to help you on the path to your business dreams. My friend, Barry Moltz (http://www.barrymoltz.com/) has just put out his list of 10 essentials for your entrepreneurial library:
This is a very insightful article from noted business writer Margaret Heffernan. A Cambridge-educated CEO, Heffernan is a much-published author, with several books and articles appearing everywhere from Fast Company, Real Business, and MORE. Click below to read her latest article from BNet Insight:
Her perspective lends great credence to the emphasis on shaving costs everywhere - especially in your procurement and supply chain operations - as consumers and business buyers alike are focused on price and value (a trend only compounded by the Great Recession). Her diaper analogy is a fascinating one!
Before you say "I'm never buying BP gas again to give money to those British &*#%^%#&%^@&^#*$(@!&$%#U*#*@(&$&$^%......."
Here's a great story about how your great intentions may hurt the "little guy," and not BP or Tony Hayward! See the impact on the corner gas station - especially here in Louisiana, where those famous cost-cutters at BP decided to pull-out of the retail gasoline market, but didn't bother to help the small businesses take down their BP signage.
And across the country, even for station owners with BP-supplied gas, they are having to deal with less business and angry customers (or worse, angry passers-by). What do you think about the boycott - have you done so?