Month: April 2020

Highlights from Corporate Turnaround Artistry by Jeff Sands

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Corporate Turnaround Artistry: Fix Any Business in 100 Days by Jeff Sands was a timely read as we entered the coronavirus crisis because it outlines a number of valuable lessons on managing through a tough situation and what it takes to fight for a company’s survival. The book focuses primarily on the process of turning around a business that is suddenly unable to make its debt payments, therefore prompting the bank to seek action. Oftentimes, a […]

Crisis Management: Dealing with COVID-19 as an Agency

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Note: I initially published on March 30, 2020 via AgencyDocs, a Barrel-owned website geared towards other agency owners who’re looking for templates to help run their business. I’ve reposted here and expanded some more to include some additional developments including the receipt of our Paycheck Protection Plan loan from the US government. As an agency, Barrel has been hit hard by the coronavirus crisis. Within a span of 2 weeks, we saw over 18 engagements–a combination […]

Q1 2020 Habits & Goals Report Card

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I started 2020 with a more rigorous tracker and game plan to keep up with some habits that I felt were vital to my wellbeing. Three months into 2020, it’s clear that a strong foundation of habits is more important than ever, especially during this COVID-19 quarantine period where many familiar routines are no longer viable. Reflecting on my Q1 2020 efforts, I can confidently say that holding myself to a more detailed tracking document […]