Archive for May, 2012

BEST ADVICE: IGNORE ADVCE »

by John Ingrisano The Freestyle Entrepreneur “Seek advice, but use your own common sense.” – Yiddish Proverb   As a business owner, I love good advice.  However, there is darn little of it out there, at least in terms of my specific situation.  I have also grown to detest unsolicited advice, if only because it always […]

SUCCESS IS ABOUT PEOPLE SKILLS … DUMMY! »

SUCCESS:  IT’S ABOUT PEOPLE SKILLS … DUMMY! by John Ingrisano The Freestyle Entrepreneur “The greatest ability in business is to get along with others and to influence their actions.” – John Hancock   Genius is no guarantor of success.  Neither is hard work by itself.  I teach a one-day seminar for Fred Pryor/CareerTrack called “Dealing with […]

DEFINE SUCCESS »

by John Ingrisano The Freestyle Entrepreneur “In accomplishing anything definite, a man renounces everything else.”  — George Santayana   Back in my lean, mean, meat-eating younger days, I would have agreed with the above quote from Harvard Philosopher (no, not the musician) George Santayana.  I was maniacally dedicated.  Business was my king … almost my god. […]