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5 Marriage Tips; Stop Your Divorce; Manufacturing Coming Home; Latest Fortune Column

"…keeping you great"


5 Marriage Tips – my latest Fortune Venture column is out on the street and online (please comment on the article on Fortune website). When things are going well at home, it's much easier to grow your business. Entitled Save Your Marriage and Your Business, it offers five practical steps you can take to keep your marriage healthy (please comment on the article on the Fortune website – let's get a discussion going). Thanks to Stephen Adele, iSatori; Brad Dresbach, 42Fish; Jeff Booth, BuildDirect; D.J. Rezak, KB Building Services; Razor Suleman, I Love Rewards; and Brad Feld, Foundry Group for contributing to the column.

Discipline and Routine – the response to my request for ideas on marriage and business was so strong that I've decided to write a book on the subject. We hope to have copies in time for the Fortune Growth Summit. Not surprising, the keys to a great marriage boil down to some simple disciplines and routines, though I'll never claim that marriage is simple!

Stop Your Divorce – One surprising resource was a booklet entitled Stop Your Divorce. If you're facing the imminent breakup of your marriage and you don't want it to happen, check out this resource — BTW, one of the most compelling simple websites I've ever seen – we can all learn something from the copywriting on this plain text website.

Manufacturing Coming Back to US – and take 4 minutes to scan this Fortune article entitled Made (again) in the USA: The return of American manufacturing. Increasing labor costs in places like China; the high cost of shipping heavy stuff; and supply chain disruptions are the three main reasons manufacturing is becoming more local everywhere in the world.

Verne Harnish
Verne Harnish
Verne Harnish is founder of the world-renowned Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) and chaired for fifteen years EO’s premiere CEO program, the “Birthing of Giants” and WEO’s “Advanced Business” executive program both held at MIT. Founder and CEO of Gazelles, a global executive education and coaching company with over 150 coaching partners on six continents, Verne has spent the past three decades helping companies scale-up. The “Growth Guy” syndicated columnist, he’s also the Venture columnist for FORTUNE magazine. He’s the author of Scaling Up (Rockefeller Habits 2.0); Mastering the Rockefeller Habits; and along with the editors of Fortune, authored The Greatest Business Decisions of All Times," for which Jim Collins wrote the foreword. Verne also chairs FORTUNE Magazine’s annual Leadership and Growth Summits and serves on several boards including chairman of The Riordan Clinic and the newly launched Geoversity. He is an investor in many scale-ups. A father of four, he enjoys piano, tennis, and magic as a card-carrying member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians.