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Alternative Capital Formation

Out of sight in plain sight Everyone is looking for money - in all the same places. If you want to find money, you need to look elsewhere. But it is out of sight in plain sight. The process of raising capital has remained largely unchanged for more than twenty years. With the exception of sophistica… Read More...

Back Pocket Strategies

"If Only I Had A Business Instruction Book In My Back Pocket...." Back Pocket Strategies™ are dedicated to the entrepreneur. The person who's life is on the line who must finance, operate, manage and innovate, all at the same time, while remembering what to do, how to do it and who they are all in t… Read More...

Integrity Based Leadership

We are not born with an instruction book. Entrepreneurship is about taking a vision and turning it into action. All the tasks of assembling people, professionals, and other resources needed to succeed are driven by leadership. No organization grows without leadership. The entire culture of an organi… Read More...

Is your baby ugly?

Do you really want to know? Can you handle the truth? The good news is you have a business. The bad news is…. There is nothing like the bond between a mother and her child. The cuteness, the cuddling, the closeness and the dreams for an idyllic future make up the stuff of legends. It also makes for … Read More...

Tired of Gurus?

Have you noticed that there are a lot of gurus out there these days? Internet marketing, the Power of the Now, Secrets and Key Insights, to wealth, fame and enlightenment are all within your reach. Everyone seems to be an expert these days. But is anyone actually working? Never before has so much in… Read More...

Watch the Feet

Discernment is a critical skill; in business, in entrepreneurship and in life. Knowing good people from bad people and what to expect from those around you can mean the difference between success and failure. What is discernment? It is perceptiveness and acuteness of judgement and understanding. In … Read More...

Entrepreneurship is a myth

There is a pervasive myth in our culture that glorifies the role of the entrepreneur as the symbolic representation of the heroic risk taker, the rags-to-riches icon, the driven loner questing for success, the no-holds-barred go-getter, or the master builder who has cracked the code of starting busi… Read More...

Why Does a Dog Lick It’s Balls?

"Because it can!" This is a joke, and a tribute to the late great George Carlin, but it is also a parable for leadership behavior. Dogs have no clue that this behavior could somehow be socially or situationally unacceptable. Neither do many entrepreneurial leaders. Leaders do it Too Why do leaders b… Read More...

Oh Shits

There is wisdom and wonder in the ubiquitous experience of Oh Shit! As we go through Life, playing, working, discovering and growing, we inevitably run into Life's uncertainties, events that are unexpected, unplanned, unwanted and unwelcome. How many times has something happened where your first rea… Read More...

Bitching and Whining

Bitching and Whining is a critical entrepreneurial skill. Entrepreneurship is a contact sport, and it most often played alone. Entrepreneurship, whether in business entrepreneurship or in Life entrepreneurship is an attitude and inspiration to take a different road, to try the new, to be in leadersh… Read More...

Random Testimonial:

“Stewart thinks on a higher strategic plane than anyone I've ever met, yet he has the uncanny ability to share his perspective in ways that make a huge positive difference for his clients. Many times I have seen him name the true issue at hand, and then let others in the room discover that they know the way to the solution. In this way he is able to translate strategy into real traction, for individuals and entire organizations -- and that is a tremendously valuable attribute. Do not hestitate if you are fortunate enough to have the opportunity to work with Stewart, because he's usually booked full.” June 27, 2008

Tom Stacey, Chief Business Editor, OneCoach (colleague)