Hi, my name is Chuck Blakeman and this is where I write about my work with business founders and leaders and provide simple tools to help transform your business as well.
Why Employees Are Always a Bad Idea (WEAAABI) is radical book about the Participation Age, for everyone who: has a job, owns a company, or manages people.
You’re too busy making money; no business can survive that. Your business should give you both time and money. Not just money.
We started Crankset Group out of the desire to help small businesses grow and mature. Along the way, we have developed a lot of the tools and practices that we’ve created working directly with business owners. Now these tools and resources are available to you.
I’d love to let you know what I’m up to from time-to-time.
Self-Managed Teams Are Already A Proven Success
A recent Harvard Business Journal article was titled, “Are We Ready for Self-Management?” as if this is a new, experimental thing. The fact is that many large, highly successful companies like W. L. Gore, Semco, Barry Wehmiller and countless others have been structured this way for up to fifty years.
Twitter is a great way to get ahold of me or interact with me.
Chuck Blakeman has an off the grid approach to business that has been adopted by thousands of business founders and leaders. He has bootstrapped eight wildly different business from the ground up, making every mistake possible along the way to some big wins. As an internationally acclaimed business speaker averaging more than 100+ speaking engagements and workshops per year, he has been quoted and featured in Entrepreneur Magazine, CNNMoney.com, NYTimes.com, other online magazines and small business blogs throughout the U.S., Australia, and New Zealand.
His company, Crankset Group, works with business founders and leaders around the world to help them make more money in less time and get back to the passion that brought them into business in the first place, so they can build a mature business in support of their Lifetime Goals.
Chuck’s vision is to live well by doing good.
We provide Business Advisory Services to help business leaders and owners:
Enhance their business practices and culture to increase revenue
Attract and retain the best talent in the world, by turning their employees into Stakeholders
Make more money in less time
Get off the treadmill
Get back to the passion that brought them into business in the first place