Black Raven Rising

Black Raven takes flight.

I'm The Cook Now

Too Many Cooks In The Kitchen

When you’re the boss, you’re in charge, right? You make all the important decisions. You make the choices. You call the shots. Decisions aren’t always easy, but when it’s time to make them, you’re the one doing the heavy lifting. After all, if you’re the boss, isn’t YOUR end goal

Purpose: “Are We There, Yet?”

Where we’ve been, where we are, where we’re going. The evolution. It’s a long road trip, guys. So stop asking, “Are We There, Yet?” and think about all the stops you want to make along the way. Get comfortable and have a soda. We’ll get there when we get there!!!

Black Raven Rising "I Believe"

“I Believe.”

This morning, we were getting ready to head off to an IP hockey tournament. Ages 4-6 year-olds: the equivalent of herding cats. On skates. Fun times at the rink. Anyway, my 6 year old was hanging out, waiting for me to be ready already, when he said, “I hope I

fortune cookie

Get Ready For A Daring Adventure

  Earlier this spring, my team was in the habit of sharing a round of fortune cookies at work every morning.  This is super fun and I highly recommend it as a daily ritual if you like the thrill of making impulsive life decisions based on vague predictions.  Two rules:

Practicing Permission

I recently gave myself permission to go to New York. I’ve always been drawn to the idea of the Big Apple.  The history. The architectural glamour.  The diversity and the hardcore realness of it all.  I’ve had fantasies of seeing a Yankees/Jays game in Yankee Stadium during fall for years. 

Hiring 101: I’ll be checking your references

OK Class, today in Black Raven School of Boss: Hiring 101. Hiring is important.  And hard.  And honestly one of the most dreaded tasks of running a business.  The RISK! The Awkward Interview.  The General Demise of Your Faith In Humanity.  Hiring is not only time consuming, but also somewhat

Step Into My Office…

  “Can you step into my office for a moment, please?” Have you ever had a performance review?  How did you go into it?  Were you dreading the outcome or did you go into it confident and assured?  Were you challenged to stand your ground? Did shit get REAL? I’ve

The Journey Begins

Thanks for joining me! Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton

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