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How Unique Can You Be in Business?

April 25, 2018 // R. Shawn McBride

You are different, right?

You are on this list so I think you have at least some affinity for the concept of Do Business Differently.  Or I sure hope you do!

Different can come out in many ways.  For some of us it’s attire.

You know I wear the vibrant suits that lock in my message.  But Kedma Ough wears … Read the rest

How Painful Is Innovation?

April 24, 2018 // R. Shawn McBride


It is exciting.  It is also taxing and inconvenient.  I think that is why most people don’t do it.

I have a goal to email my list every day.

It’s now been a week.


I had some travel. And I had major innovation.

Years of hard work came together and I designed the Do Business Effectively Pyramid.… Read the rest

Could there be big opportunities in other countries?

April 18, 2018 // R. Shawn McBride

There is a real joy to traveling and experiencing new things.

It’s almost universally agreed that people like seeing new cultures and things.

But how about doing business somewhere else? Has that ever caught your attention?

What doors would it open?  How would it affect you?

Could it change more than your business?  Could it change your life?

In a … Read the rest

Growth – At what cost?

April 17, 2018 // R. Shawn McBride


It’s great.  It’s often coveted in business.

And we need to grow in life too.

But growth has a cost. A highly human and personal cost.

If you, like me, have lots friends in the process of growth check out this video.

I talk about the reality of growth and the fact that it often does have a … Read the rest

The rules for launching a new product line

April 16, 2018 // R. Shawn McBride

The anatomy of a new business launch.

Ever wonder about launching a new business?

Ever wonder about how to determine if you should add a new product line to your business?

Well, it’s a question I’ve been getting a lot of while speaking lately.

So I recorded a video on it.  You can check it out here.

What are … Read the rest

Zuckerberg wins big against Congress – and what we can learn.

April 13, 2018 // R. Shawn McBride

Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook were put in a tough situation.  Privacy violations, a mad congress and the potential for public outrage.

But Mark Zuckerberg did a great job getting ahead of the issue.  He played his cards well.Check out this video on why I think Mark Zuckerberg created a win out of a bad situation.

It’s a master lesson in … Read the rest

Should we be bragging in business? The answer might surprise you.

April 12, 2018 // R. Shawn McBride

Bragging.  It’s probably not something most people would encourage you to do in business.

But we all know other people need to know what we know.  We can help so many other people.

In a way it’s selfish not to let others know what you can do for them.

What if you had a cure for cancer and didn’t tell … Read the rest

Have you checked the fundamentals of your agreements?

April 10, 2018 // R. Shawn McBride

Those of you that have been following me for a while know about the 4 D’s.

The 4 D’s are critical to planning.

As great a they are I sometimes forget about their magical power to make sure we are covering all of the fundamentals in one simple way.

So I think it’s time we revisit the 4 D’s.

Just … Read the rest

Thousands of views – and nothing to say?

March 30, 2018 // R. Shawn McBride

Thousands of views.  Virtually no likes or comments.

That’s what happened to one of my LinkedIn videos this week.

And it makes sense.  When I looked at who viewed it’s a lot of big companies in the automotive and automation space.

Everyone’s watching. Lots of people are afraid to take a stand.

But I feel this is one of those … Read the rest

Driverless Cars – We Don’t Have the Answers (Yet) and the Issues are Coming

March 28, 2018 // R. Shawn McBride

Driverless Cars.

Driverless Trucks.

Millions of cab drivers, truck drivers, restaurant employees, hotel/motel employees are about to lose their jobs.

That’s what we’ve been hearing. And I don’t think it’s a lie. It just might be delayed.

You see the recent crashes, and deaths, with Uber and Tesla vehicles raise real questions. What do we do? There are real lives … Read the rest

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