The Catalant Blog Blog

What Can a Tech CEO Learn from a Flea Market Vendor?

Three invaluable lessons from a first generation American, World War II veteran who ran a stall at a flea market outside of Los Angeles. “I learned just as much from watching him work as I did in private equity at Bain Capital and Goldman Sachs.”

The Myths Behind Pushy Salespeople

What does it take to be a good salesperson? You see, sales talent has less to do with personality and relationship building than most realize. Here’s thoughts from a Harvard Professor.

3 Methods for Brilliant Brainstorming

Most brainstorming or strategy development sessions generate a massive number of business opportunities. The trouble is that we can realistically only go after a small fraction of them. Here’s three methods that works best.

Reactions to the Sudden Drop in Oil Prices

Unless you’ve been living in a cave (without an internet connection) you are probably aware that the price of gasoline has dropped well below $3.00 per gallon. Why has it dropped and what can small business do to ensure it’s not adversely affected?

Six Degrees of Connection: A Beginner’s Guide to Networking

Have you ever pondered the saying, “six degrees of separation” and questioned why we don’t refer our friend’s cousin’s brother’s wife as a connection rather than a separation? Here are steps to firm up your “six degrees of connection” network.

The Case for Minimally Viable Marketing

The “Minimally Viable” principle can be usefully applied to your marketing efforts as well. Social media is a great, inexpensive MVM tool to apply before, during and after the launch of a product. Here’s one way to look at this process.

Business Model Breakdown – iCracked

iCracked is an interesting company with a great story. In 4 years the company has grown to a legitimate business with $15 million in revenue in 2014. The service is smart but the interesting part is the business model.