Book Quote of the Week – 011

“If you want to create a company that is fun to work for, where productivity and creativity are high, and that you are actually glad to lead, you must create a culture of communication.” – Dave Ramsey

Book Quote of the Week – 009

“The emerging picture from such studies is that ten thousand hours of practice is required to achieve the level of mastery associated with being a world-class expert – in anything.” Malcolm Gladwell

Books You Should Read

  Over the past couple of weeks I’ve had a number of people asking me for suggested books to read. There are a lot of great books that I’ve read and there area always new great ones being published. I refer most people to my Reading List if they are looking for a book toContinue reading “Books You Should Read”

Be Obsessed with Learning

I recently wrote the blog, Read Less and Study More. Today as I was reading Be Obsessed or Be Average by Gant Cardone he mentioned something in the chapter titled Feed the Beast that made me think about this topic some more. Under the title, Obsessed with Learning, he said: “The easiest way to feedContinue reading “Be Obsessed with Learning”

Read Less and Study More

I really enjoy reading business and personal development books. There are so many good ones out there that I got into the habit of feeling like I had accomplished something when I could finish one book and already have the next one waiting to get started. How many could I read in a year? IContinue reading “Read Less and Study More”

The Slight Edge

I have a lot of books that I love because I’ve learned so much from them. Whether it’s business or just everyday life I’m able to apply things I’ve learned. Many of them I will read multiple times because I want to absorb more of the information. The ones that I really love I haveContinue reading “The Slight Edge”

Personal Accountability

Back in August of 2012 I wrote about our Education Plan at my company, Kodiak Mountain Stone.  If you have never read about it, click on the link and find out more because it has been a pretty good thing we came up with.  From each Education Meeting that we have, everyone on our team learnsContinue reading “Personal Accountability”

Starting “The Power of Starting Something Stupid”

I’ve been anxious to read Richie Norton’s new book, “The Power of Starting Something Stupid.”  I’m lucky enough to have an “advanced reader’s edition” to preview and I started reading today.  It is a unique opportunity to read a book written by a personal friend that includes stories of people I personally know. I have aContinue reading “Starting “The Power of Starting Something Stupid””

Kodiak Mountain Stone – Small Business Superstar

I’ve dedicated a lot of my blog to our Education Planat Kodiak Mountain Stone.  This week I want to thank all those who took the time to vote for us in the Alberta Venture and ATB Financial Small Business Superstars contest.  Over 160 businesses were nominated for these awards and we were lucky enough toContinue reading “Kodiak Mountain Stone – Small Business Superstar”

Please vote for Kodiak Mountain Stone

In my previous blog posts I have talked about our Education Plan at Kodiak Mountain Stone.  We have been fortunate enough to have gained some recognition from our program.  Alberta Venture magazine has honored us as one of the finalist in The Small Business Superstars contest. Our full story can be read at http://smallbusiness.albertaventure.com/?p=1679 WeContinue reading “Please vote for Kodiak Mountain Stone”

Education Plan

One of the things that I (D. Jeff Heggie) like about being an entrepreneur and running my own company is that when you have an idea, you can implement it however you want. I remember sitting in my office one morning reading the most recent business book that had been suggested to me.  A whileContinue reading “Education Plan”