Welcome to this week’s edition of What’s Hot Wednesday for Business Owners, your news briefing from the expert listeners at Owlthena.

We have some great insights to share this week including a new podcast that explores business failures, using flexibility to improve employee productivity, and evaluating when it makes sense to keep working toward a goal or to quit. Here you go:

 

New Podcast Examines Business Failures

As a business owner, we often focus on other entrepreneur’s success stories to help us create a blueprint for our own success. The creator of the popular Start Up podcast, Alex Blumberg, has developed a new series called Without Fail which examines the equally important stories of entrepreneurs who took a big risk that failed and the valuable lessons they learned.

Find out about the new podcast and listen to a preview here: https://www.fastcompany.com/90241757/exclusive-audio-startups-alex-blumberg-explores-professional-failure-in-new-podcast-series

 

Richard Branson: How to Have More Productive Employees

Virgin Airlines CEO Richard Branson has always been an unconventional business leader and his fairly progressive ideas about the work hours of his employees are no exception. Branson believes that “less is more” when it comes to an employee’s schedule and that most people would be better off investing less time in their job in favor of more flexibility. For Branson, it is not about the number of hours worked but instead it is about the quality of those working hours.

Learn about his philosophy of flexibility here: https://www.inc.com/robbie-abed/richard-branson-thinks-companies-should-have-more-flexible-schedules-heres-a-better-idea.html

 

When to Persevere and When to Quit

We sometimes think of working hard through adversity as being an ideal to strive for, but there is another school of thought that says persisting when you have little to gain could actually be harmful. The key to deciding whether to stick with a task or goal or to let it go, is to weigh the potential to learn and develop incrementally against the costs and potential dangers associated with stubborn perseverance.

Read more here:  https://hbr.org/2018/09/when-to-stick-with-something-and-when-to-quit

 

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