Timely Insights

Four 'Secrets' from the NFL...

There’s a neat little newsletter that every now and then carries a little gem, like every two weeks or so! This most recent version, which can be read in its entirety in well under fifteen minutes, carries one short article on the lessons that the NFL can offer to business.

Yeah, right!  Like this is going to be a real surprise! More likely, I thought, it’s going to be the same jaded stuff under a new by-line. Wrong! Four simple points led to several ideas and two fresh initiatives!

PROFIT-Xtra, a Rogers Media Inc. publication, is worth the reading time – they have a fresh approach. The story that caught my eye, taking all of three minutes to encompass, is still reverberating in my head. Perhaps it might do something for you too?

Go to http://my.canadianbusiness.com and register for a trial subscription.

Pierre L. Morrissette Institute for Entrepreneurship – Ivey Business School . . .

Visit the website below to read the Summer 2009 edition of the Ivey Entrepreneur newsletter.

In this issue, Taiyuan (Terry) Wang, PhD '09 looks at why some firms are entrepreneurial while others are not, and he shares his Top Ten Tips for leaders to help their firms become more entrepreneurial. You'll also read about a pair of globetrotting HBAs and a high-flying MBA. Summer2009.pdf   

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Pierre L. Morrissette Institute for Entrepreneurship
Richard Ivey School of Business
The University of Western Ontario

Quotable Quotes...

"You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand."

- Woodrow Wilson

"The greatest crime in the world is not developing your potential. When you do what you do best, you are helping not only yourself, but the world.

- Roger Williams

"You control your future, your destiny. What you think about comes about. By recording your dreams and goals on paper, you set in motion the process of becoming the person you most want to be. Put your future in good hands — your own.

- Mark Victor Hansen

"A year from now you will wish you had started today.

- Karen Lamb