Archive for February 2019

Please, take this idea: Barber-Q

Some of my fondest memories are covered in BBQ sauce. Every Christmas growing up, we would hop in a car and make the long drive from Michigan to Kansas City. We’d walk through the door at Mombo and Poppo’s house, greet all of our aunts, uncles, cousins, then about five minutes later say, “Alright, so... Read more »

The startup holidays

How does something become a big name national holiday? How does a holiday go from the start-up tier (think National Taco Day or National Talk Like a Pirate Day) all the way up to that rarefied air of Christmas or Thanksgiving. Or, not even that, how does a startup holiday climb the ranks to reach the Columbus... Read more »

The surprising business case for the Locker Room Guy/Gal

In business, there’s something called the 20-70-10 rule. What this means is that in a group of 10 people, two employees will stand out as the top performers. The next seven are like the peloton in the Tour de France. And then the bottom person is a non-producer. If you follow this system (created by GE’s Jack... Read more »
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Direct Primary Care: Guest Post by Dr. Alex Lickerman, Founder and CEO of Imagine MD

I remember sitting in the waiting room for an annual physical. There were four or five people around me reading People Magazines from three years ago. The person behind the counter would answer a phone call, schedule a time with a patient, hang up, and then immediately the phone would ring again. The image I remember... Read more »