All posts by Ryan M. Akins

Investor, Entrepreneur, Listener and Learner. Ryan currently serves as Regional President of Dale Carnegie for the North Texas region. He graduated from The Dale Carnegie Course in 2011.

Lessons from the Lemonade Stand

I couldn’t stop thinking to myself that this was a bad location.  My 10-year-old daughter and her friend chose a location on a street that had little traffic.

Don’t Waste Time with the Wrong Customers

When a business is trying to grow, it can be difficult to turn any customers away, since there’s such a strong focus on top-line growth.

One Way to Commit Career Suicide

So you have an incredibly busy week ahead, full of important meetings and exciting projects.  Then the bomb drops.  One of your close friends has a heart attack and dies.

Leaders Don’t Make Excuses

Jogging out to the sidewalk this morning at 6 a.m, a woman that must have been close to 8 months pregnant jogged past me, with a stroller, and a dog.