Category: Business Philosophy

4 Things I Learned About Business in 2012

4 Things I Learned About Business in 2012

| January 16, 2013 | 1 Reply

I’m a big believer in CANI – Constant and Never Ending Improvement (or Kaizen). It’s one of the core values I live by and it’s one of the joys of life. So, in that spirit, I wanted to share with you four things I learned about start-ups, business, and life during 2012. Lesson 1: Get […]

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The Confidence Loop

The Confidence Loop

| December 4, 2012 | Reply

I was chatting with a young employee over a beer the other day and we started talking about confidence and its importance. Here is a summary of the conversation along with a diagram on the cyclical pattern of confidence. What is confidence? Confidence is a state of mind. It is a lens that we choose […]

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The Importance of Mentors and Your Chance of Business Success

The Importance of Mentors and Your Chance of Business Success

| November 29, 2012 | Reply

I’d love to say that my best ideas were formed inside of my head, but truthfully, the biggest breakthrough’s I’ve had are because I was able to take the raw thought material in my head and receive insights from other smart people. If you’re smart, that’s a good start. But someone not as bright can […]

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The Life of a Startup

The Life of a Startup

| November 20, 2012 | Reply

Here is an email I sent this morning to my team. First, I wanted to have them see that most startups go through the same struggles that we go through. Second, I wanted them to know that I have full confidence, faith, and trust in their abilities and that I see them as leaders within […]

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Things I’ve Learned Being an Entrepreneur

Things I’ve Learned Being an Entrepreneur

| November 6, 2012 | 5 Replies

At TakeLessons, we’re in the process of working on a 2013 strategic plan. One thing I did this year was looked back and just wrote down some things that I’ve learned over the past few years on how to build a business. Here’s my short list. As a company and personally, I’ve had a tendency […]

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TakeLessons Reaching Out in Africa

TakeLessons Reaching Out in Africa

| October 17, 2012 | Reply

Here’s a note from one of our Product guys, Marc Wallis. I’m humbled that we’re able to do a small part to help people around the world. While we can’t do everything for everyone, it’s a good start to do something for somebody. ———— Hey TakeLessoner’s, I wanted to recap and update on what TakeLessons […]

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Creating Corporate Culture: Interview with John Assaraf Part 9 and 10

Creating Corporate Culture: Interview with John Assaraf Part 9 and 10

| October 14, 2012 | Reply

John Assaraf sat down with Steven Cox, CEO of TakeLessons.com, to discuss what it means to create and maintain a thriving corporate culture. In this interview, Cox defines corporate culture, outlines steps entrepreneurs can take to define their company’s culture and shows how a strong culture can translate into other great gains for any organization. […]

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Creating Corporate Culture – John Assaraf Interview Part 8

Creating Corporate Culture – John Assaraf Interview Part 8

| October 12, 2012 | Reply

John Assaraf sat down with Steven Cox, CEO of TakeLessons.com, to discuss what it means to create and maintain a thriving corporate culture. In this interview, Cox defines corporate culture, outlines steps entrepreneurs can take to define their company’s culture and shows how a strong culture can translate into other great gains for any organization. […]

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Creating Corporate Culture – John Assaraf Interview Part 7

Creating Corporate Culture – John Assaraf Interview Part 7

| October 9, 2012 | Reply

Part 7 in the video series. Subscribe for email alerts when more videos are posted. More from this series: Creating Corporate Culture – Part 1 Creating Corporate Culture – Part 2 Creating Corporate Culture – Part 3 Creating Corporate Culture – Part 4 Creating Corporate Culture – Part 5 Creating Corporate Culture – Part 6 […]

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Creating Corporate Culture – John Assaraf Interview Part 6

Creating Corporate Culture – John Assaraf Interview Part 6

| October 3, 2012 | Reply

Part 6 in the video series. Subscribe for email alerts when more videos are posted. More from this series: Creating Corporate Culture – Part 1 Creating Corporate Culture – Part 2 Creating Corporate Culture – Part 3 Creating Corporate Culture – Part 4 Creating Corporate Culture – Part 5 John Assaraf sat down with Steven […]

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Creating Corporate Culture – John Assaraf Interview – Part 5

Creating Corporate Culture – John Assaraf Interview – Part 5

| October 1, 2012 | Reply

Part 5 in the video series. Subscribe for email alerts when more videos are posted. More from this series: Creating Corporate Culture – Part 1 Creating Corporate Culture – Part 2 Creating Corporate Culture – Part 3 Creating Corporate Culture – Part 4 John Assaraf sat down with Steven Cox, CEO of TakeLessons.com, to discuss […]

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Creating Corporate Culture – John Assaraf Interview – Part IV

Creating Corporate Culture – John Assaraf Interview – Part IV

| September 28, 2012 | Reply

  Part 4 in the video series. Subscribe for email alerts when more videos are posted. More from this series: Creating Corporate Culture – Part 1 Creating Corporate Culture – Part 2 Creating Corporate Culture – Part 3 John Assaraf sat down with Steven Cox, CEO of TakeLessons.com, to discuss what it means to create […]

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Creating Corporate Culture – John Assaraf Interview – Part 3

Creating Corporate Culture – John Assaraf Interview – Part 3

| September 26, 2012 | 2 Replies

  Part III in the series: Subscribe for email updates when more videos are posted. More from this series: Creating Corporate Culture – Praxis Now Interview Part 1 Creating Corporate Culture – Praxis Now Interview Part 2 John Assaraf sat down with Steven Cox, CEO of TakeLessons.com, to discuss what it means to create and […]

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Creating Corporate Culture – John Assaraf Interview – Part 2

Creating Corporate Culture – John Assaraf Interview – Part 2

| September 24, 2012 | Reply

  Part II in the video series: More from this series: Creating Corporate Culture – Praxis Now Interview Part 1 John Assaraf sat down with Steven Cox, CEO of TakeLessons.com, to discuss what it means to create and maintain a thriving corporate culture. In this interview, Cox defines corporate culture, outlines steps entrepreneurs can take […]

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Creating Corporate Culture – John Assaraf Interview – Part 1

Creating Corporate Culture – John Assaraf Interview – Part 1

| September 21, 2012 | 2 Replies

  Part I of the series. Subscribe now for updates when the other videos are posted. John Assaraf sat down with Steven Cox, CEO of TakeLessons.com, to discuss what it means to create and maintain a thriving corporate culture. In this interview, Cox defines corporate culture, outlines steps entrepreneurs can take to define their company’s […]

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