Today: the second lesson I learned from the executive coach during my two years in the CEO peer-to-peer organization called Vistage. The lesson involves a tent card. Most entrepreneurs share the same characteristics. Our companies came to exist because we had vision, passion and…we had control. Which is great. But the fact is, all entrepreneurs […]
I learned a very important lesson about business during my two years as a member of Vistage, the peer-to-peer membership organization for CEOs. First: a little background. We had 15 members in our Vistage group, all from different industries. The purpose of Vistage is for members to be completely transparent about their companies and get […]
Looking for a good read? These won’t replace the latest from James Patterson or Stephen King, but they could help you and your career. Are you overwhelmed with corporate bureaucracy? Do you feel like you’re trying to do your job in a straight jacket, overwhelmed by regulations and process? Check out “Orbiting the Giant Hairball: […]
Think about the things in your life that you’re worried about. How much energy do you spend worrying about them? This week on a plane trip, I sat next to a gentleman named Larry Drake, a former executive with Coke and KFC who now leads an organization (http://www.leadprogram.org) that’s building schools to help young people […]
“Good judgment comes from experience, and experience comes from bad judgment.” ― Rita Mae Brown, Alma Mater If you were asked to list the most important characteristic of successful entrepreneurs, what would it be? Maybe you’d say they’re good with money or are good salespeople. Maybe they can spot talent or quickly recognize trends in […]
Actually, most of them are free, so that headline is accurate. According to the folks at Nielsen, the typical smartphone owner uses 27 apps over the course of a month. The most popular apps are for search (Google) and social media (Facebook, Twitter), entertainment (Candy Crush, Netflix) and communication (FaceTime, Snapchat). I thought I’d toss […]
Picture this. You’re driving back home from Disney World with your family, about four hours into the trip, and your cellphone rings. You don’t recognize the number except that it’s from Los Angeles. You decide to answer the call and discover, not only is it from your largest client, the caller is a person so […]
Image from eridonnnmartgage.com A longtime friend of mine — someone I respect and admire — recently left his company empty-handed. After a decade together, he and his business partner split up under difficult circumstances and instead of getting paid for his stock, he got nothing. Shortly before the divorce, he and I were talking about […]
Apple’s new iPhone 6 — with a slightly larger screen than the previous crop of iPhone 5s — and the much larger iPhone 6 Plus both went on sale today. Cue the customers. Long lines formed outside Apple stores around the world before dawn. Ironically, supplies of the 6 were in stock this afternoon at […]
What was the most effective commercial of 2013? Time Magazine says it was this. You’ll note, this video is not hard sell. It gives viewers something interesting, something they want to watch. That ad for Unilever’s Dove soap is part of a trend that’s redefining the way companies reach customers. Call it “content marketing.” It […]
Richard Warner is founder and CEO of What's Up Interactive , an Atlanta based web and video marketing firm whose clients
include AT&T, the Georgia Lottery, the Georgia Aquarium, the Coca-Cola
Company and Holiday Inn. He is seen frequently as a business
commentator on Fox5 WAGA.
He spent 30 years as a host and managing editor interviewing CEOs on
"Georgia's Business" on the state's PBS network, as well as 20 years
as a commentator on Atlanta's WXIA and WAGA TV. His daily radio
commentaries were syndicated on more than 200 stations nationwide.
Richard has also moderated and hosted events for more than 50
organizations including Emory University, the Atlanta Chamber of
Commerce, the Atlanta Business Chronicle, the State of Georgia and the
Atlanta Press Club.
He serves on the board of the Henry W. Grady School of Journalism at the University of Georgia and on the Georgia Film and Video Commission.
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