A few takeaways:
- Business can be fun. Work hard and make money, but be sure to find some aspect of work that can be enjoyable for employees and customers alike. You can even tip over a few sacred cows - like changing your name - once in a while, too.
- Thank people. Make sure your customers, your fans, your vendors, your employees - everyone - knows you appreciate them. A simple verbal "Thank you" goes a long way. And every once in a while, surprise someone with how much you appreciate them.
- Find reasons to celebrate. When you hit a milestone, close a deal, grow quickly, or survive another day, be sure to acknowledge that success with those who got you there.