From the August 2001 issue of Entrepreneur

All Together Now

"Good Thinking" (July) was a superb article. Managers should let their employees do their own thinking. They should strive to bring out the creative side of their employees; you never know what they may come up with.
Brainstorming is good, and we have found that using an off-site location to brainstorm various ideas for making our business run better is very helpful. It's good to get employees involved and to take the time to listen to their ideas, document them, and then in a group session discuss the ideas and see how they can be implemented.
Joe Audello, Manager
Alfred Randell, Assistant Manager
Joe Soyo's Hairstyling Design Co.
Concord, California

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Managing Director
GEI Oil and Gas Ltd.
Lagos, Nigeria
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Vice President, Sales and Marketing
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Biz of Steel

Thank you, Rieva, and whoever else is responsible for putting Frontier Steel in your Hot 100 for 2001 ("Some Like It Hot," June). We're working hard in a difficult steel economy and appreciate the recognition. This year looks better, and hopefully we can make your list again.
John Matig
Frontier Steel Co. Inc.
Via e-mail

It's in the e-Mail

Some Web sites stop sending e-mail to people who don't purchase any items from them, but after receiving weekly e-mail [newsletters] from your site for the past few months, I want you to know how much I enjoy it.
The language is easy to understand, and the principles are good basic [ones] that all of us who want our own businesses can use. I read the [newsletters] every week and value the advice from all of you.
Making a business out of something you really love and enjoy is the best way to make it successful.
Anik� Samu-Kuschatka
Owner
And All The King's Men
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