Responding to Criticism

Here’s a *great* article on responding to criticism from the brilliant folks at Vital Smarts (they wrote Crucial Conversations and related books that I use every day with my clients and highly recommend). The author’s advice applies as well if you substitute...

Two Keys to the Successful Growth of Your Business

Most business owners want their business to grow. The challenge is that growth brings its own set of problems with it. I think two of the most critical issues related to growth are financing and leadership. One of my clients who has a manufacturing business in...

Axiom Business Book Awards – Newsweek memoir

My grandfather, Thomas J. C. Martyn, has won the 2015 Axiom Business Book Awards bronze medal for his memoir of how he founded Newsweek magazine – Inside the Founding of Newsweek: How a Hot-Tempered, One-Legged R.A.F. Pilot Launched an American Media Giant. The...

Lost my data – backups and more backups

Have you ever lost your data or needed to restore a website? We all hate to lose some of our digital information, so we wisely use backup systems. I take it one step further. For a minimal investment of time and money, a little extra insurance can come in handy. This...

The Power of An Audacious Goal: Gran Fondo

You may have heard of a B.H.A.G. It stands for Big Hairy Audacious Goal, which helps a business focus on one single goal which is very bold but still achievable.  Jim Collins created this phrase in his book, Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies....