Why “best thinking” beats “best practices” every time.

Business authors often conjure up the most bizarre management theories and then “prove” them by pointing to current business media darlings like Google, Apple and _____ (who will it be today?). Book after book and article after article points to what this or that company did to achieve their success – and advises that you…

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How to get both profit and satisfaction from your business.

Are you struggling with profit, satisfaction, or both? Some business owners are doing what they love, but not making money.  Others are making money, but get no satisfaction. Many make no money and get no satisfaction. But they sure do put in many hours! Then there are the few, the artists, the Alchemist Entrepreneurs™, who…

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Testimonial: “Prior to doing the course, I wasn’t very serious about building my business…”

Hi Dov This is just a quick email to express my appreciation for the Alchemist Entrepreneur’s Crash Course. Prior to doing the course, I wasn’t very serious about building my business.  In fact, I was frequently being distracted and wasn’t getting that much done. After going through your course, I’m glad to say I’ve been…

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Testimonial: “I was disillusioned, frustrated and hugely unbalanced…”

“Hi Dov, “I would like to express my great gratitude for the 6 week “Alchemist Entrepreneur’s Crash Course in Advanced Management Skills” training. “Just weeks before I was close to giving up my current role as Sales Director, Shareholder and member of the Senior Management in my company. I was disillusioned, frustrated and hugely unbalanced.  So…

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How to attract AAA customers: Step 1

Years ago my brother-in-law was driving across the U.S. with a friend. After half a day of driving through the Midwest, they pulled over at a truck stop to rest and stretch their legs. They were getting back into the car when a middle-aged man came up to them. “Hey, fellas, can I have a…

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How to finally ‘get through’ to your thick and obstinate business partner.

See my offer for a free “Breakthrough Influence Consultation” below. —- If you’re in a “head-butting” situation with your partner, you’re no stranger to feelings of high frustration topped with anxiety. You’re torn between what you KNOW is great business possibility on the one hand, and seeing how that ______ is ruining everything on the…

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What to do when you’re unclear, confused and don’t know what to do.

“Don’t worry when you are not recognized, but strive to be worthy of recognition.” — Abraham Lincoln We all have moments of clarity amidst spells of confusion. Like when lighting flashes across a dark and stormy plain, you’ve got only a brief moment to take in the full picture and burn it into your mind…

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How to influence bewildered stakeholders who want to cling to misperceptions or excuses for ego or other deeply emotional reasons

Simon left a great comment asking some very important questions about influence and persuasion under my popular Time Alchemy video. Here are excerpts of his key points: “Your methods are wonderful for getting to the core of the issues, which in my experience can save you  a lot of time when one is dealing [with]……

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Why one small business is hiring – and another is firing.

Two clients.  Each runs a small company.  One is hiring and the other is firing. What’s the difference? Both are in multi-billion dollar markets.  Neither can blame the recession because each only needs a fraction of a percent of an enormous market to double or triple in size.  So it’s not the economy. As an outside consultant to both…

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How to Gain Two Weeks a Year Without Time Management.

To really master your time, you need a lot more than time management techniques.  Sometimes you need a whole new way of doing things. As the friendly plumber was leaving the other day, he mentioned that he had a few more callbacks to go on before he”d head home.  A “callback” means he did a…

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