The 2 Best Pieces of Business Advice and Why You Should Follow Them Don't let fear of failure and your own weaknesses prevent you from setting and achieving ambitious goals By Peter Cohan , Founder, Peter S. Cohan & Associates@petercohan Getty Images During a podcast interview last month for my new book, Goliath Strikes Back , I was surprised to be asked for the two best pieces of advice I have ever received. Since I was not prepared for it, I thought about the question for a moment and tried to come up with advice that has helped me the most and could be valuable to many others. Why would my advice be of any value? In a nutshell, over decades I stumbled my way to success in terms that matter to me. That's because I feel in control of how I spend my time doing things at the intersection of three sets: I enjoy the activities; clients value my work; and they pay enough for me to achieve my financial goals. Can you relate to all of the stumbling I did? Between my freshman year in college and the year I started my consulting firm, I learned about my strengths and weaknesses as well as my likes ...read more...