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The start of something great...

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Phoenix, Arizona:  Innovators, by their very nature, are constantly going up against existing systems. The establishment. Sometimes their insights do not come by small increments, but by large leaps and then the renegades become outlaws!

If you are a golfer, you know Ping. It ranks at the top with Titleist, Spaulding, Calloway, Taylor-made-Adidas...  Yet , this business is still privately-held; and though the patriarch (and father) has died, his son, John, continues to build on all the lessons he learned as his engineering apprentice when they started this business.

Meet the Solheim family.  Like so many who redefine an entire industry, they were outlawed within it. They broke the rules. They created something totally new. Some people thought they were just crazy, until they began winning within their game. These renegades persevered. They negotiated, and today they are leaders within their industry and on their way to becoming a billion dollar business.

They began in a California garage in 1959. The sound of success here is "Ping"   and today John Solheim continues a tradition for excellence that began with with his father, Karsten.  Together they invented and began manufacturing  the Ping Golf Clubs.

Here you will see how a business constantly strives for a higher perfection.

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Featured videos...  About people who make our world a better place 

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Start a Business
1.  Pay attention to spot opportunity
2.  Find an angel  (Go to all the Key Ideas)
3.  Make your Mission Statement inspirational 

For more, go to the homepage of this episode with Auntie Anne Beiler (just aired in New Orleans). If you haven't started yet, consider doing this Reality Check.

Q: How do I get started? 26 answers

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Grow a Business
4.  Adopt a Musketeer Mentality
5.  Force Marketing and IT to Work Together
6.  Charge for Insight (Go to All the Key Ideas)

Go to the homepage of this episode about Knowledge Management. (just aired in OH-WV).

Q: How do I keep repeat customers?  46 answers

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Buy a Business
10.  Create a new breed of owner
11.  Stop doing and start leading
12.  Seek out Mentors (All the Key Ideas)

For more, go to the homepage of this episode and meet Gary Salomon and his team.  Aired in NYC, NJ, and Philadelphia earlier this week.

Q:  How do I buy a business?  38 answers

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Sell a Business
10.  Find the right idea (to buy and to sell)
11.  Learn how investors think    
12.  Think Big  (Go to All the Key Ideas)

Go to the homepage for this Silicon Valley incubator (just aired in San Francisco and Indianapolis-Muncie).

Q:  Who is the best buyer?  9 answers