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John Howman

As a serial entrepreneur, business and community leader since 1983, John Howman has led a variety of businesses, from technology to consumer products companies. He leads two groups for Vistage, a professional development group of CEOs, presidents and business owners. He can be reached at

🔒 Ensuring a smooth transition

Part 2 of 2 Editor’s Note: This is the second of two columns featuring an interview with Bill Goggins, CEO of Harken Yacht Equipment in...

🔒 ESOP stable

Part 1 of 2 In May 2018, I wrote “A World Class Corporate Culture,” a BizTimes column about Pewaukee-based Harken Inc., a yacht equipment...

🔒 Viewpoints: How to lead during the COVID-19 crisis

The COVID-19 crisis is clearly the black swan event of your business career and maybe even your life. 
Vacation rentals

Vacation rentals

My wife, Laura, and I own two vacation rental properties in Prescott, Arizona, and attended the conference known as Vrbo, short for Vacation Rental...

Schedule more meetings next year

If your business is on a calendar fiscal year, it’s likely you’re preparing for 2020. Have you finished your 2020 budget? Chosen your health insurance...

Be the alpha

Mark Twain once said, “The more I learn about people, the more I like my dog.” For hundreds of years, people have compared their fellow...

How to build your ‘A Team’: To take your business to...

To take your business to the next level, choose wisely

Better than nothing?: How to handle your marginal employees

How to handle your marginal employees.

A world-class corporate culture

Harken employees passionate about sailing, people.

Ride the Edelweiss Way

Put your core values to work

Need a friend? Get a dog

If you want advice, get a board of directors

Get your stuff together

For most who travel through Milwaukee’s General Mitchell International Airport, we see a sign as we exit airport security identifying the “Recombobulation Area.” We probably...

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