Mitchell York

Professional EOS Implementer™


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July 21, 2014

Do you have a coach?


Increasing numbers of executives and organizations are hiring coaches to help them work through the many strategic issues they face. But finding a qualified coach isn't easy. There are no standards required for coaches as there are for other profes...

July 17, 2014

Not in any particular order:


  1. Go to Fairway Market and spend an hour sightseeing (and shopping a little)

  2. Cook dinner at least five nights a week

  3. Have an office that consists of a reclining chair in my bedroom

  4. Take naps 

  5. Get tattoos

  6. Grow...

July 14, 2014

While most people haven't been to boot camp, we all have an idea of what it's like. And while starting a business isn't the same as crawling on your belly in the mud...well, on second thought, it might be pretty much the same.


I just re-read a book, published a few yea...

July 12, 2014

Ever wonder how relationships drive the growth of your business? 


Here's an interesting story (and it's all true, except for the names) that illustrates the importance of relationships to your business. Dave, a wealth management advisor, and his wife Diane, just remode...

July 10, 2014


[This is a blog post I wrote for financial advisors, but I thought it was applicabile to  a broader audience of entrepreneurs, so here it is.]

I coach a group of financial advisors (FAs) that recently joined forces and became a team. One of their challenges is that th...

July 8, 2014

It never rains on July 4th in New York. Until it does.


And this July 4th's storm was a doozy. Nothing to do all day my website. I had put it off for a long time because the one I created on GoDaddy a few years ago was painful and ugly. I was dreading th...

July 6, 2014


….was my dad (who lived to age 90 and would have been 93 today). He came upon entrepreneurship accidentally when he married my mother in 1954. At the time, he was at loose ends. He had worked for Sears Roebuck, the Miami Herald and some other places without establishi...

July 5, 2014


It’s rare to be an eyewitness to murder.


One of the leading companies in the New York City event planning business was killed recently, and its story has some lessons for people inside and outside the industry in which it participated.


The company was acquired by a mu...

July 4, 2014

Many years ago I took at class at Wharton taught by a very old gentleman who owned hundreds of small companies, each under $1 million in annual sales. He was interested in all kinds of businesses, as long as there was no competition, no SIC code (because if it has a bu...

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