Jay Shifley

Jay's Blogs

Everything About Startups in Ten Bullet Points . . . Really!

10 ways to make sure your business starts on the right foot.
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Mom?

Do you know how to ask good questions?
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It's Not the Cool, It's the Problem

Get out of the building! Get out from behind your computer! Talk to people!
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Why Surveys Are Bad

Interviews, not surveys
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Are You Supposed to be Doing This?

We are asking the wrong question.
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Failure

Failure is not something to be feared, but it must be seen as an opportunity to change and grow.
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Nightmares

Anything can happen to you when you are traveling in the developing world. It’s part of the adventure, and it’s part of the cost!
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Cheaters Never Prosper

My mother used to tell me that cheaters never prosper, so why cheat?
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The Cow Incident

It came to a head for me one morning as I was out early looking for a loaf of bread for breakfast.
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How to Write a Resume That Stands Out

How to Write a Resume That Stands Out
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Three Ways to be Counter (Corporate) Culture

Refute the stereotype of the cold-hearted CEO.
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Common Sense

About 10 miles down Rt 42 out of Ashland, there is a location that has been up for sale a number of times in the past few years.
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I Smell a Rat

The telltale signs were everywhere. We had rats at Dynamic.
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Peanut Butter

When I lived in Pakistan I was always on the lookout for peanut butter.
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Bad Endings

Mitigate or even eliminate bad endings to business partnerships.
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A Bad Experience

When you are in the service industry, you must be on your game at all times.
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A Dog's Life

I'm always looking for new business ideas. Whenever I'm in a store, restaurant or other type of business, I watch. Sometimes I ask questions. I never make suggestions, though, because I think it sounds presumptuous.
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Video Blog: Transformational Business

Business is about more than making money.
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10 Concepts That All Entrepreneurs Must Understand

Are you an entrepreneur? Here are 10 concepts that you MUST understand.
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Building a Global Brand with Honest and Integrity

Four Considerations When Building a Global Brand
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