Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Takin' Care of (Your) Business

Did you ever wonder what goes on in those confidential peer boards run for entrepreneurs by organizations such as YPO or TEC?

On behalf of the Financial Post, I recently got a rare chance to observe a peer group run by The Alternative Board. Lots of interesting insights into how entrepreneurs learn and solve problems.

Here's an excerpt:

Anton, who's in the advertising business, has good and bad news. His marketing efforts are paying off, but he's getting more calls than he can handle. "I think I've bitten off more than I can chew," he says. It turns out he's been getting too involved in physical production, and taking his eye off the motivational side of his job. Around the table, heads nod. It's easy to say, "Work on the business, not in it," but hard to do -- especially if you secretly prefer that work.

You can read this top-secret story in the Post here:

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