I've enjoyed searching out successful entrepreneurs to learn more about the keys to their success.
Check out my discussion with Bob O'Braitis, a financial genius, and one of my own trusted advisers in Becoming a Trusted Advisor.
"I've learned that things in life never go the way they are supposed to. There are too many detours, too many things that go wrong. The key is were you there to help that person when they needed you the most? That's something we strive to do more than anything."
I ran into Tom Byers, the head of Stanford University's top tier entrepreneurship program, on the floor of the House of Representatives. This led me to Stanford's E-Corner which is full of tips on becoming a success in business start ups.
If you don't already know the five essential qualities of an entrepreneur, check out A Test for the Fainthearted. You'll see that I think Members of Congress can accomplish a lot more if they practice these qualities in the halls of the Capitol.
On a lighter note, in our hi tech world of innovation, not many people realize that there remains an ancient Roman ritual associated with the opening of the U.S. House of Representatives. Read about it in The House is in Session.