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Ep. 501: Critical Business Engagement Comes From Within the Company

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Evan Hackel wants to get you engaged with Ingage on the Nice Guys today. 

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Show Notes by Show Producer: Anna Nygren

In the ever-changing world of business, it's easy to forget that the most valuable and profitable input comes from within the organization. So Evan Hackel is here to tell us that when it comes to making business decisions for the company, having that firsthand employee point of view is critical. From proficiency versus positivity to supporting all leadership styles, Evan sends us into the weekend with some great key takeaways.

 In this episode, Doug and Evan discuss:

  • Evan's background
  • Employee engagement in business decisions
  • Proficiency versus positivity
  • Leadership styles

 Key Takeaways and Actionable Tips:

  •  The employees on the ground floor have got a valuable perspective for business success
  • Never hire anyone who is not extremely positive
  • At different times, different styles of leadership are important
  • Leadership guide


 "Senior executives suffer from something that I call 'high level dumb' " - Evan Hackel


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Ep. 203: Learn how to put profit first with Mike Michalowicz

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Mike Michalowicz had it all, lost it all, and then wrote a book about what he learned from that. Hear his whole story on The Nice Guys today.

Find out answers to all these questions:


- You talk about this adding money into the bank first, profit first, but what happens if you have debt?

Expenses. It’s only $10, it’s only $20 a month but I am being fucked by small charges that all add up to a big Amex bill every month, how do I fix this?

What’s the goal of all of this?

You talk about in the book this windfall of cash from selling a business and subsequent ugly period. How did this scare you and why did you decide to change?

The reality of it is this is so simple, but what do you find is the biggest reason people haven’t changed to a “profit first” system?

How can I make my business and life profitable and do it immediately?


Here's Mike's website-


Get Mike's "Profit First: A Simple System to Transform Any Business from a Cash-Eating Monster to a Money-Making Machine." book here


Or his book "The Pumpkin Plan: A Simple Strategy to Grow a Remarkable Business in Any Field" but not until there are fucking leaves on the ground.


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