How CEOs Should Keep Employees From Quitting

By Brett Fox | February 27, 2015

How Should CEOs Keep Employees From Quitting? By Brett Fox I was recently asked the question, “What should I do to keep an employee that has quit from leaving.” I was happy to answer the question because I have a perfect batting average as CEO of keeping employees from quitting. That’s right. 0.00%. Employees, in…

The CEO Pledge To Employees

By Brett Fox | February 16, 2015

The CEO Pledge To Employees By Brett Fox Thank you again, ideal employee, on everything you continue doing. We could not achieve what we want without you. I asked you last time to be loyal, be a positive force, do your best always, recruit your friends, have the company’s best interest always in mind, own…

What Every CEO Wants – And Doesn’t Want – In An Employee

By Brett Fox | January 15, 2015

What Does Every CEO Want, And Not Want, In An Employee? By Brett Fox Oh, the things I wish I could tell you, but I can’t. You see the CEO union forbids me to say certain things to you. Not to mention our Board of Directors and the SEC. I wish I could tell you…

The Dreaded Holiday Party…A Guide for Employees and Employers

By Brett Fox | December 16, 2014

The Dreaded Holiday Party. A Guide For Employees And Employers. By Brett Fox “We can’t bring our spouses to this year’s holiday party!” a very close friend told me today. “Why?” “I don’t know,” she answered. “The holiday party is at 7pm this Thursday night up in the city. I really don’t want to go.…

How You Can Destroy a Business in One Easy Step

By Brett Fox | December 4, 2014

How You Can Destroy Any Business In One Easy Step By Brett Fox I was driving one beautiful Bay Area summer morning. The temperature was a perfect 65 degrees. There wasn’t a cloud in the sky, yet there was a storm on the horizon. Just then, my cellphone rang. It was Leon calling. “Are you…

How to be the Luckiest Person in the World

By Brett Fox | November 11, 2014

How To Be The Luckiest Person In The World By Brett Fox I am the luckiest person in the world. Honest. Little old me. Yet, I have had my ass kicked so many times I’ve lost count. I have had my heart broken oh so many times. I have had people steal my business ideas…

Can You Prevent Yourself From Being Screwed Over In Business?

By Brett Fox | November 5, 2014

Can You Prevent Yourself From Being Screwed Over In Business? By Brett Fox Here’s a story about one of the co-founders of my company. Dan (not his real name) came with great credentials. He was smart and he had accomplished a lot. His was a name that investors would respect. Dan was also independently wealthy.…

Should You Follow Cramer’s Stock Market Tips?

By Brett Fox | October 23, 2014

Should You Follow Cramer’s Stock Market Tips? By Brett Fox Here we go again. The NASDAQ is up. The S&P is up. Everyone is breathing a sigh of relief. Last week’s “correction” is over, and we’re off to the races…again. CNBC’s commentators are gushing: “Look at this board! 27 of 30 stocks are positive!!!” CNBC’s…

Do You Need to Think Big to Win in Business or Should You Play it Safe?

By Brett Fox | October 16, 2014

Do You Need To Think Big In Business Or Can You Play It Safe? By Brett Fox I was recently in a new product idea meeting, and Greg was proposing his latest idea. Greg and I have worked together, on and off, for over 20 years, and Greg has always thought big ever since we…

How Stuttering Can Make You A Better Public Speaker

By Brett Fox | October 8, 2014

Can Stuttering Can Make You A Better Public Speaker? By Brett Fox Even though it was over 20 years ago, I remember the moment just like it was yesterday. It was a nightmare. I was presenting at my company’s sales conference. There was a disconnect between my brain and my mouth. My brain was telling…