To:  CEO From:  R.G. Riles Subject:  Reading Assignment for 2013 If you read only one business-related book this year, make it The Commitment Engine, by John Jantsch. I will be posting an in-depth, written review in the very near future.  For now, however, see my brief review on YouTube by clicking below.  Please leave your comments […]

Businesses are built on a team you nurture and trust when you are away

MEMORANDUM TO:  CEO FROM:  R.G. RILES SUBJECT:  A TEAM YOU TRUST If you don’t build and nurture a team of people you trust so much that they can make decisions and run the company while you are away, then you haven’t built a team at all.  What you have is a job; not a business. […]

Memo to CEO from R.G. Riles - Enjoy the Beautiful Moments

MEMORANDUM TO:  CEO FROM:  R.G. RILES SUBJECT:  ENJOY YOUR VICTORIES The reason you’re in the game is for the glory; the beautiful moments.  They may be few and far between, especially at first.  Put the phone down, get off the computer, and enjoy them (with your team if you have one).  But, please, enjoy them.  […]

Dear Readers, I appreciate the support, the comments, the reading; the beginnings of something fun, yet productive and from the heart.  You don’t find something like that in the business world all that often. You may have noticed my absence in the month of August.  I want to let all of you know that I […]

I’m not typically a political poster… but, I got this from my uncle last night. Like it so I’m sharing it… if you don’t think something drastic like this needs to be done to keep this country together 25 to 50 years down the road, then you’re not doing your due diligence or you’re just […]

Okay, folks, there was only one comment on last week’s Creatively Entrepreneurial post.  Therefore, Nate Wells of Idaho is the only entrant thus far, in the drawing for the iPad and two iPod Touches.  Reminder, the drawing will be held on July 4, 2013. This week’s topic?  It’s near and dear to my heart.  Until […]

Starting this morning, you will occassionally see blog posts from yours truly on the Anxiety Behind the Badge website. My first contribution was posted this morning, entitled Anxiety & Depression:  Chicken or the Egg?

Friday’s Creatively Entrepreneurial Question (see bottom of post for prizes) It came to me the other evening, when I was performing a quick patent search on Google Patents.  You see, back in the early 2000’s, after several years of owning a cell phone, and noticing that, whether it be for safety, or pure convenience, that everyone […]

Friends, family, and faithful followers, Please help me, to help an organization that provides a tremendous service to students throughout the Country.  Active Content for Education (ACE), co-founded by my colleague Curtis Nehrig, is a perfect fit for a small business grant, in the amount of $250,000.  In fact, the fit is so perfect, the only […]

Why do we do what we do?  It’s an open ended question that could apply to your daily job, your daily routines, or most anything. This evening, however, I wanted to share a blog that I follow, which has brought a lot of inspiration to me.  The blog is the Burritos and Startups Blog, by […]