Category: Business Philosophy

New Book from Maynard Webb – Rebooting Work

New Book from Maynard Webb – Rebooting Work

| January 29, 2013 | Reply

Maynard Webb (one of my investors in TakeLessons and former COO of eBay) just launched his new book, Rebooting Work. In the book, Maynard Webb identifies 4 different mindsets around work (the company man, CEO of your own destiny, disenchanted employee, and the aspiring entrepreneur). It organizes those who are self-motivated versus those who are […]

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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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