Business success has many meanings. In the early 1990s I wrote a series of business lessons and lectures with the theme, "Beyond Great Ideas and Good Intentions."
I've worked my entire life in the realm of technology. I've seen people buy many tools, and never use them properly. Then they wonder why they did not succeed.
Likewise, in business, I've seen many people with great ideas and good intentions that never quite learned how to be successful.
In technology, as well as business, I've used the analogy of the toolbox often to illustrate the keys to success.
You can go to your local hardware store and buy a hammer and saw, but will that make you a carpenter?
As a tool, the information in this website will only increase your odds for success if you learn how to use use it, not simply read it!
I created the Smart Technology website to provoke thought and encourage actions. Using thoughts and inspiration from many of the business success stories I have studied over the years, I hope to exercise your brain.
Write down questions that come to your mind as you are reading. Write down personal examples of ideas and thoughts which will help you remember points you want to remember.
Even if you totally disagree with a statement I make, if you think about a problem or idea in a way your never have before, I have succeeded.
Your experiences in life are unique.
Many of the simple stories and analogies to help you understand numerous business issues are inspired by first hand experinces.
A lot of information is public domain, or common sense, what is uncommon is your way of using it. Your experiences in life are unique. When you master the ability to illustrate a point with a personal example from your life, when you add your personal perspective to an idea, your missions will have true meaning, and you will begin your journey beyond ideas and intentions.
This material is not written from the perspective of a lawyer or accountant and should not be used in place of professional guidance. Do not let this website, or any other single source of information, make decisions for you.
The key to business success is finding the proper professionals to advise you, but still be your own boss. Look for the people and events which will become the positive anchors in your life. Once you have identified the positive anchors, use them!
Some thoughts on who do you trust for information and advice is our next topic