The Really Really Free Market

I heard an interesting story on NPR the other day especially in light of the economy. Barter is making a comeback, but what about a market where all the stuff is given away for free? This is great for so many of us that are downsizing. Margot Adler profiles a Really Really Free Market  in [...]

By | March 15th, 2009|Business|Comments Off on The Really Really Free Market

On The Radio: Penelope Trunk, Sabrina Parsons, and Ami Kassar

On the radio show today, I talked with three guests. Sabrina Parsons, is the CEO for Palo Alto Software, makers of Business Plan Pro. She is the co-author of a book recently published by Entrepreneur Press, 3 Weeks To Startup.  We talked about business plans, business start ups and their new software that solves email fatigue. Listen [...]

By | March 13th, 2009|Radio Show|Comments Off on On The Radio: Penelope Trunk, Sabrina Parsons, and Ami Kassar

#31 Business Planning, Innovation and Your Career

Barry talks Palo Alto CEO, Sabrina Parsons, Columnist Penelope Trunk and Advanta Bank CIO. Ami Kassar

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#31 Business Planning, Innovation and Your Career – Mar 13,2009

Barry talks Palo Alto CEO, Sabrina Parsons, Columnist Penelope Trunk and Advanta Bank CIO. Ami KassarBusiness | Entrepreneur | Innovation | Business Plan | Start up

By | March 13th, 2009|Business, Radio Show|Comments Off on #31 Business Planning, Innovation and Your Career – Mar 13,2009

Why We Need To Stop Making Our Customers Happy

Don't we want happy customers? I preview the new book that Mary Jane Grinstead and I are writing on customer service with Rieva Lesonsky, the editorial director at Entrepreneur Magazine. (Look for the book in the Fall of 2009.) We need to stop pursuing the impossible this dream of trying to make our customers happy, but instead, leave [...]

By | March 12th, 2009|Customer Service|Comments Off on Why We Need To Stop Making Our Customers Happy

Work Life Balance? Nonsense

I wrote a new post at on the Total Attorneys' Blog: There is always alot of chatter how we as business people need to balance our personal and business life. There are constant articles in the media that tell us “The Ten Ways To Live Balanced Lives” For Example: Way #1.Work as long as hard [...]

By | March 10th, 2009|Business|4 Comments