SignOn Radio #3 – Dec 21, 2007

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The decision making process and why “shoulds” often lose out to “wants” when making sound business decisions

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Professor William Duggan, author of “Strategic Intuition,” teaches us how to turn a flash of insight into the next big business idea

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Entrepreneur Kathy Fackler talks about how her son’s serious injury during a ride at Disneyland led her to start a non-profit aimed at improving amusement ride safety

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Outsourcing expert Chris Harris shares “do’s” and “don’ts” for small business owners

 
Segment 1: Neil and Barbara analyze the decision making process and why “shoulds” often lose out to “wants” when making sound business decisions.
Although entrepreneurs must think on their feet, Neil and Barbara discuss the pitfalls of spontaneous decision making since our natural tendency is to satisfy our immediate desires instead of long-term benefits.

Segment 2: Professor William Duggan, author of “Strategic Intuition,” teaches us how to turn a flash of insight into the next big business idea.
Windfalls rarely fall in your lap. Rather, professor William Duggan, author of “Strategic Intuition,” contends that big ideas are the result of carefully pondering problems, compiling information and experience, and realizing the “aha” moment when a solution arises.

Segment 3: : Entrepreneur Kathy Fackler talks about how her son’s serious injury during a ride at Disneyland led her to start a non-profit aimed at improving amusement ride safety.
After her five year old son lost part of his foot while riding a roller coaster, entrepreneur Kathy Fackler turned her pain into purpose and started www.saferparks.org, a non-profit aimed at improving and regulating amusement park safety.

Segment 4: Outsourcing expert Chris Harris shares “do’s” and “don’ts” for small business owners.
Business without borders. Outsourcing expert Chris Harris shares which aspects of your small business can be successfully managed by others.