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Leading The Starbucks Way – Part 3; Challenge Your Legacy

Wow!  This has been the longest stretch without posting here since I started this blog two years ago.  Between travelling, trying to get my book published and moving into a new office, I just had to say NO to a few things.  But now it’s back to business.  Let’s start by wrapping up our discussion on […]


Leading The Starbucks Way – Part 1; Savor And Elevate

This month in the Platform Builders Mastermind Group, we are diving into “Leading The Starbucks Way: 5 Principles for Connecting with Your Customers, Your Products, and Your People” by Joseph A. Michelli. Sure this book is about Starbucks, but it’s much bigger than that.  Michelli shows why Starbucks has become the coffee bean superpower of […]


Raising The Bar For Generation Y- Part 2

Last week I introduced you to Ben, a 22 year old working as a Hard Rock Cafe server in Las Vegas. Ben has a bright future in front of him, but he is not the only one.  Today I want to introduce you to Stephanie. Stephanie works as a Food and Beverage Supervisor at the […]


Leaders Eat Last – Part 2; A Leader’s Environment

This month, in The Platform Builders Mastermind group, we are working our way through Simon Sinek’s recently released “Leaders Eat Last – Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t.” Sinek, the author of Start With Why, provides a deep look into what creates the most effective teams and more importantly, what keeps them working […]


Raising The Bar For Generation Y – Part 1

One of the issues that concerns me about our future is the gap in leadership that has I have often seen in our next generation, otherwise known as Generation Y. I’m not big into playing the blame game, but because I am in the group that I hold partially responsible for the predicament we are […]


The Men Who Built America – Henry Ford

Well here we are, a new year and a new plan, right?  I know this –  the Platform Builders have some new plans for 2014 and this year we are starting our Mastermind study with a little twist. This month we are masterminding through The Men Who Built America, a DVD produced by the History […]