• Mantra from Fed Ex

    By Kevin on January 29, 2009 in Uncategorized
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    After FedEx acquired Kinko’s, from CEO Fred Smith: “Operate independently. Manage collaboratively. Compete collectively.” ——– Kevin Kruse is a NY Times bestselling author and keynote speaker. Get more success and tips from his newsletter at kevinkruse.com and check out keynote video clips. His new book, Employee Engagement 2.0, teaches managers how...

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  • Woody Allen Beats the Recession

    By Kevin on January 25, 2009 in Uncategorized
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    “80 percent of success is just showing up.” — Woody Allen It’s amazing how much I’ve been hearing about how the recession is hurting everyone these days. But is it really the recession? In the last week alone: – A freelance writer I use tells me she is giving...

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  • What You CAN Change

    By Kevin on January 21, 2009 in Uncategorized
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    You can’t always control the market or your sales. But remember, you can always control your expenses. (not to mention your hiring practices, your culture, your strategy, your marketing, your alliances, and about a 100 other things) “God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change;...

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  • Lessons from Obama

    By Kevin on January 20, 2009 in Uncategorized
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    I use this blog to record thoughts about business, but it is hard not to acknowledge this historic day as Barack Obama becomes President of the United States. There are of course many lessons from his campaign that could be applied to business, from strong positioning and messaging to...

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  • IBM Turnaround Mantra

    By Kevin on January 17, 2009 in Uncategorized
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    “Win. Execute. Team.” – Lou Gerstner What’s your mantra for these times? ——– Kevin Kruse is a NY Times bestselling author and keynote speaker. Get more success and tips from his newsletter at kevinkruse.com and check out keynote video clips. His new book, Employee Engagement 2.0, teaches managers how to turn...

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  • Classic from Jim Rohn

    By Kevin on January 17, 2009 in Uncategorized
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    “You are the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with.” Want to make more money, be in better health, be a better leader? Who are you spending time with? ——– Kevin Kruse is a NY Times bestselling author and keynote speaker. Get more success and...

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  • The Design of Inauguration Tickets

    By Kevin on January 16, 2009 in Uncategorized
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    I just picked up my two tickets to the Obama Inauguration next week. You know, the one’s that are supposedly fetching $20,000 each according to CNN. I was was wondering what they would look like. They’re printed on very heavy card stock, have an embossed seal, and the back...

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  • Call a client for the heck of it

    By Kevin on August 30, 2008 in Uncategorized
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    Doorbell rang today which doesn’t actually happen that often. Must be Fed Ex guy I assumed as I answered it… “Hey, I’m Mike with Des-Carr Doors!” I said nothing but my face must have said, “Huh?” “We installed your 3 garage doors last month…” I quickly recovered, “Oh, hey!...

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  • Send your client a blank invoice

    By Kevin on August 30, 2008 in Uncategorized
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    I moved into a new house earlier this year and spent a crazy amount with an audio/video company to come out and install a couple flat screen TVs, speakers in every room, Blue-ray DVD players, the works. One day the TV stopped working. The power light didn’t just turn...

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  • Bad Quicken, Bad

    By Kevin on August 26, 2008 in Uncategorized
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    Today 11am: I discovered that, in order to track my investments a certain way, I needed to purchase an “unlock code” from Intuit to upgrade to a beefier version of Quicken. $70 and 2 minutes later I was done. Today 1pm: I read the back page of Fast Company...

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