“Help Wanted: Entrepreneur.” You have probably never seen an ad like this, because entrepreneurs are not hired. They hire themselves. God bless entrepreneurs. Without them our world would look much different.
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After reading last week’s column on embezzling, KFG operations manager Beth Kangootui shared the following story: “‘Our accountant is leaving and we think you have the ability to learn bookkeeping. Do you want the job?’ This question began one of the greatest, yet most difficult, lessons I would ever learn.
“Most of my friends assume that business owners spend their money and time on cocaine and hookers.” This jaw-dropping quote came from a young man I was talking with recently about money, investing, and running a business. I was shocked; this was a money script I had never heard.
Increasingly in the US, it’s becoming more socially acceptable—perhaps even fashionable—to be anti-wealth and anti-capitalism. Even identifying as a socialist is no longer the dominion of the far left but is gaining popularity. Interestingly, the meanings I see thrown about for socialism and capitalism rarely agree with the traditional definitions.
“Holacracy is not something to go beyond, it is beyond.” This statement from David Allen, author of the iconic book, Getting Things Done, illustrates the challenge of describing the Holacratic approach to operating an organization. Allen was a speaker at the first Global Holacracy Forum, held in Amsterdam, which I recently attended. What is Holacracy? […]