‘5% More’ Receives Axiom Business Book Award

 

Winners of the Axiom Business Book Awards were announced February 16, 2017. Michael Alden’s latest best-seller, 5% More received a Bronze medal in the Operations Management / Lean / Continuous Improvement category. Among this year’s 76 Axiom Award-winning titles, a frequent theme is transformation: how changing business practices can help meet the challenges of our digitally-driven world. Alden’s 5% More focuses on tackling actionable, realistic goals in small steps to achieve success and transform your health, wealth, business, or any area of your life that you’d like to improve.

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Alden Appears as Guest on Intrepid Radio

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Michael Alden recently appeared as a guest on the popular Intrepid Radio with Todd Schnick. Alden discuesses 7 key points to increase success. Listen to the full interview to discover the total power of incremental change.

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Greater Success Requires 5% More Effort

I had a chance to speak with Edward Fulbright earlier this week on Mastering Your Money, an educational radio program that is focused on giving business owners directions to turbo charge their success. Often, entrepreneurs are so focused on their stretch goals that they forget about setting micro goals to lead them to success. If you want greater success at work and in your career,  making small changes to reach your goals is the key. A 5% increase in effort is a small change that will yield great results in your life.

5% More can guide your actions as a business owner, could you imagine […] Read more

Unrealistic Goal Setting Leads to a Culture of Fraud

Unrealistic Goal Setting Leads to a Culture of Fraud

Why setting smaller goals will lead to success

In 1852 Wells Fargo was founded by Henry Wells and William Fargo, originally as a delivery company of sorts, and has evolved into one of the largest banking institutions in the United States. A company built on hard work, honesty and integrity has seen its reputation tarnished beyond some of the fake silver bars that were hawked as authentic silver produced by Wells Fargo in the 1960’s.

Wells Fargo has now been relegated as nothing but a fraudulent institution no better than faceless identity thieves stealing peoples personal information. Thousands of unsuspecting consumers have […] Read more

5% More Featured by 800CEORead

5% More Featured by 800CEORead

NEW RELEASES: 5% More: Making Small Changes to Achieve Extraordinary Results
by: Dylan Schleicher | August 30, 2016

Do you want greater success, a better career, a healthier lifestyle? Do you want to stop saying “If I had only . . .” and start living the life of your dreams? Making small changes to reach big goals is the answer, says entrepreneur and bestselling author Michael Alden in his new book, 5% More: Making Small Changes To Achieve Extraordinary Results. “If you just put 5% more effort into any aspect of your life, you will not only achieve your goals, you will […] Read more

IF You Want a Truly Successful Career, Try Doing Just 5% More Than You Did Before

IF You Want a Truly Successful Career, Try Doing Just 5% More Than You Did Before

The following article was featured by Young Upstarts on August 30, 2016.

By Michael Alden, author of “5% More: Making Small Changes to Achieve Extraordinary Results“

Why do some people seem so successful at whatever they do in their jobs or their careers? Do they have exceptional talents or knowledge? Do they know the right people or come from a privileged background? The truth is that highly successful people are not any different from you or me. They come from all sorts of backgrounds; have a wide range of educational and personal experiences; and may be talented or just plain average. But […] Read more

Grow a 5% More Mindset and Watch Your Business Grow

Grow a 5% More Mindset and Watch Your Business Grow

The following article was written by Michael Alden and published by the Upstart Business Journal | August 25, 2016

If you are in business, could 5 percent more on your bottom line change your world? The answer is yes. As a successful entrepreneur, I have launched several companies that generate millions of dollars year in and year out. The secret to achieving success like this is actually very simple: just do 5 percent more (as my new book 5% More suggests) each and every day and you will see significant growth.

When I launched Blue Vase Marketing, we did more than $9 million in […] Read more

You must be a Pigeon First

You must be a Pigeon First

Reflecting on my childhood, I would never have thought I would be where I am today as I type. I remember sitting on my back steps on a hot summer day such as today, with the putrid smell of trash and asphalt overtaking my senses. I watched as the pigeons picked at my neighbors’ trash bins that were overrun with maggots. I remember wanting to be one of those pigeons so that I could fly away from all the despair. A pigeon, that’s all I could envision for myself.

Not to take away from these birds, in fact, we can learn […] Read more

Is the Sky the Limit?

Is the Sky the Limit?

You always hear the phrase “the sky’s the limit” when people want to motivate others. Some others are “shoot for the stars”, or “shoot for the moon”. The challenge with the latter examples are that they are actually achievable goals. But because the moon and the stars figuratively and literally seem so far, people can’t look beyond them. I have always preached realistic optimism and I still stand by this philosophy. However, I have never been a proponent of limiting your goals. Thinking big is what has gotten me to where I am today, not limiting my goals no matter how […] Read more

Michael Alden Named to SmartCEO’s Future 50 Award Winners

Michael Alden Named to SmartCEO’s Future 50 Award Winners

Blue Vase Marketing CEO Michael Alden has been recognized as a leader of one of Boston’s top growth companies by being selected as a winner for 2016 SmartCEOs Future 50 Awards. The program recognizes leaders of the Greater Boston’s 50 fastest-growing mid-sized companies which represent the future of the region’s economy and embody the entrepreneurial spirit critical for leadership and success. Honorees lead recognized companies that have experienced outsized growth based on a combined three-year average revenue and employee growth.  This year’s winners lead companies which collectively generated over $3.4 billion in annual revenue and employ more than 12,400 individuals. […] Read more