To Win, You Have to Know How to Lose

A paradox: I think one of the best signs that someone has a good chance to be successful is when they know how to deal with failing. I learned more from losing than I ever did from winning, and my greatest successes have all come about because of the things I learned from things that […]

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GSB TV: Follow These Maxims for Business Success

What are the fundamental principles you follow that guide you in your life and in your business? In this session of GSB TV, Matt Tarkenton and Fran Tarkenton talk about some of the guiding principles that Fran has developed over 77 years, including more than 50 years in business. Following these principles are key to […]

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Are You Multiplying Your Team’s Success or Diminishing It?

Adapted from One More Customer by Fran Tarkenton and Scott Miller As you add to your team, whether with permanent or temporary members, hopefully you’ll add complementary talent to your own: individuals who share your values and work ethic, but add dimension to your company’s abilities. You don’t need eleven quarterbacks to make a winning team; diversity […]

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GSB TV: Think Like an Insurgent!

For any business, complacency can be deadly. Whether large or small, standing still is an invitation for competitors to pass you by. In this episode of GSB TV, Will Adams and Matt Tarkenton offer advice for businesses to help them avoid complacency, think like an insurgent, and as Jeff Bezos of Amazon says, make every […]

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Don’t Forget the Plan

One of my favorite quotes is that an idiot with a plan will always beat a genius with no plan. I love to make bold moves and try new things—but I always want to have a plan, even when I know that the plan has to be flexible and adapt to all the changes that […]

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Draft Day for Your Business

This week is the NFL Draft, probably the biggest highlight of the NFL offseason. Every team is looking for the young players who will help them win, and we’ll all hear a lot about how these are future stars. Every team goes in looking for different things. They have different needs. They have different criteria […]

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How to Build a Team

An organization includes a whole group of people, from employees to partners to other forms of support and even customers. But entrepreneurs are often natural DIYers, self-starters who tend to go it alone. To get from one to the other, a business owner has to learn how to glue a company together. One of the […]

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GSB TV: Do Less, Better

We all struggle with productivity, and how to get more done. On this week’s session of the GSB TV Leadership Show, Matt Tarkenton and Will Adams talk about productivity hacks based on the concept of Essentialism. The whole idea is to do less, better. Contemporary society rewards multitasking, but the most successful people understand the […]

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