For those of you who haven’t yet taken up the hobby of listening to podcasts, you might be missing out on a valuable channel of education and entertainment. After a long day of staring at a computer monitor or smart phone screen, it’s refreshing to experience something that doesn’t require visual attention. Unlike radio, it’s completely on-demand and tailored to your interests. And for entrepreneurs, specifically, there is a wealth of information and inspiration.
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By David MacLaren, an EO Vancouver member and President and CEO of MediaValet, Inc.
When a traffic light turns yellow, there’s a split second where your brain and your gut will pull you in opposing directions. Your brain screams “brake” while your gut says “gun it.” It’s the same when it comes to your business decisions. At those crucial moments, you need to know when to go with your gut and gun it, and when to brake for reason.
One of the many things that we have in common as entrepreneurs is a shortage of time. As a result, we’re constantly looking for new ways to run our businesses more cost-effectively. One commonly cited area of our businesses that tends to take up a lot of our time is IT – whether it’s our own legacy systems or those of outsourced service vendors – they always seem to create one headache or another, draining precious time, money and resources.