The book and Movie "Ready Player One" gives us a glimpse of a possible future. Behind the nostalgia and futurism is several societal problems that paint a bleak picture.
Recently I watched the movie Ready Player One. I enjoyed all of the movie and pop culture references found in the story, as well as the concept of a virtual world. After thinking about it for awhile, I have come to several disturbing conclusions.
The Midwest is turning into a growth sector for tech companies and venture capital firms.
In recent years, the Midwestern region of the United States has attracted high technology firms and the accompanying venture capital money that was previously limited to the east and west coast. This trend is likely to continue for several important reasons.
Running a small business is hard work. Not everyone is cut out for it. Some people are better suited to be employees than owners.
Owning your own business is the dream of millions. Everyone aspires to this goal and would excel if only given a chance. Right? Not so fast. It takes a certain kind of person to be an entrepreneur.
The direction of your company's leaders determines the course of your company. Choose good leaders or suffer the consequences.
We all know that leadership is important, but how do you pick good leaders for your business? Are leaders born or grown? What is the measure of a great leader? How you answer these questions determines the future of your company.
Ethan Hausmann is currently the Vice President of Marketing and Community Outreach for Successtar Enterprises LLC. He is an author, professional speaker, and seminar/workshop instructor. Ethan has extensive knowledge and experience in marketing, customer service, leadership, and other small business related concerns.