Archive for September, 2012

“BURN THE SHIPS!” »

by John Ingrisano The Freestyle Entrepreneur Hernando Cortez knew the value of total commitment.  In 1519 – just 27 years after Christopher Columbus discovered the New World – Cortez landed on the coast of Mexico, thousands of miles from home.  He arrived with 11 ships and about 600 men.  Their goal was to conquer the vast […]

ALWAYS BE GRACIOUS »

by John Ingrisano The Freestyle Entrepreneur   I know a fellow who once threw a handful of customers out of his restaurant because they were really wolfing down the chicken on all-you-can-eat night.  (After the fourth platter, he announced to the men, all sport fishermen, “Okay, guys, that’s all you can eat,” as he ordered them […]