So, you’re an entrepreneur and you want to build a great company? Here’s how I’d go about it.

#1 – Identify your company’s Purpose. Make it something you live and breathe every day.

#2 – Lock down your core values and work hard to build a great culture. Don’t just stick words on a wall and call it a day.

#3 – Make your company’s goals EVERYONE’S goals. I highly recommend checking out The Great Game of Business.

#4 – Build a high-powered, trusting leadership team. Start with this book.

#5 – Make financial and operational excellence a priority.

#6 – Work your ass off… on the right things. Focus, focus, focus.

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