Monthly Archives: July 2019

Ep 142: Building Blocks of Business with Michael Thompson



Michael Thompson’s depth of service-oriented industries uniquely positions him as President of Applied Management Group, Inc. Over the past two decades Michael has applied his product knowledge and analytical skills in senior roles at leading water treatment companies.

Golden nuggets:

  • Being an entrepreneur is an attitude
  • Business skills are key to success
  • Don’t compete in the race to the bottom because you might win

Keys to success:

  • Understand where you’re at
  • Costing is very important

Actionable tip:

  • Know your numbers and benchmark

Inspiration:

“Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.”

— Henry David Thoreau

Links:

Michael Thompson: http://appliedmg.com/


Ep 141: Find a Space to Be Brave and Tell Your Story with Megan McGee



Megan McGee is a co-founder of Ex Fabula. Ex Fabula strengthens community bonds through the art of storytelling. Ex Fabula is committed to diversity and hosts events throughout the city – from Bronzeville to Bay View and Westtown to Sherman Park.

Golden nuggets:

  • Find the playful things in life
  • Carve time out to do fun stuff
  • It’s OK to fail
  • Perspective is not permanent

Keys to success:

  • Understand that success is different for everyone
  • Question assumptions
  • Don’t get founder syndrome

Actionable tip:

  • Think about why people might be afraid

Inspiration:

“The Way Get Started Is To Quit Talking And Begin Doing.” – Walt Disney

Resources:

Ex Fabula: https://www.exfabula.org/