Month: February 2022

Best Coaches I have Known

I believe Bill Gates is correct when he asserts that “everyone needs a coach”.  A 2021 IBEC survey (https://ibecventures.com/blog/ibec-coaching-how-do-we-create-value/) highlighted the value of coaching.  In fact, 42% of the respondents surveyed indicated they wished they had started with a coach. IBEC is a coaching firm and as such I have had the opportunity to observe …

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Qualities of the Greatest American Presidents and how their Qualities can be those of BAM Startup Leaders

Americans stop briefly during the month of February to honor two of their greatest presidents, George Washington, and Abraham Lincoln.  There are myriads of surveys which claim to rank the greatest or the best, but almost all of those rankings have Washington and Lincoln in the top five. Both scholars and the public seem to …

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Just Start Somewhere

This recent item by Neal Freyman stimulated my thinking relative to business startups. Good morning. How are great works of art produced? What sparks creative genius? We don’t really know. After all, Michelangelo didn’t exactly tweet out a play-by-play as he was painting the Sistine Chapel. Thoreau wasn’t livestreaming from Walden Pond. But recently, we …

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Slaves want (need) jobs

IBEC serves businesses in many sectors – manufacturing, coffee shops, IT services, tourism, agriculture, textiles, accessories, apparel, education, and many more.  One of the more recent business sectors is one called ‘freedom business.’  A freedom business is a business which addresses root causes and systemic issues of human slavery through employment of victims. More than …

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