08/22/2013
Category: Work
Photo by ReneS (creative commons)

Most people rush past the final coat of polish. If you’re selling a product, a service, an idea or yourself then you might consider one more coat of polish before you ship. I am a big fan of Don’t Worry Be Crappy, courtesy of the Godfather Guy Kawasaki. I’m going to modify Guru Guy’s principle, […]

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08/18/2013
Category: eBook, Life, Work
ford-moto-co_classic-badge

It was very common for our grandparents to find a good company and hitch their wagon to it for the next thirty years. In the post-depression and post-WWII era, finding predictable work was a blessing. If you were able to work for a company like Ford Motor Company, then you were enrolled in their retirement […]

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08/15/2013
Category: eBook, Life, Work
Always Be Closing-Alec Baldwin

Yep, I’ve just recently learned how I single-handedly created a lost opportunity. I choose not to listen to conventional wisdom. I choose to chart my own path. I choose to experiment and try something that went against the grain. I choose to politely listen to other people but to ignore their advice. What was my […]

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08/13/2013
Category: eBook, Life, Work
Boss in a chair

Your boss, customers, company, and coworkers should not hold as much influence on you as they do. The verdict on your impact, your worth, your genius, and your value is not in their hands. Too much energy is consumed with interpreting our leadership’s appreciation and acknowledgement of our contribution. Do your dinner table conversations and […]

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08/08/2013
Category: Life, Play, Work
Photo @1997 Rich Cruise Ironman Finish line

My definition of wisdom is doing something wrong so many times; you finally learn know how to do it right. The first time I learned this lesson was while I was on all fours crawling towards the finish line. When I was younger, I saw wise people seemingly make fewer mistakes. As I watched them […]

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08/04/2013
Category: Life, Play
The Goonies-1985

I’m a big geek when it comes to movies. I’m a bigger geek when it comes to adventure and road trips. I’d love to tell you a story about my son and I retracing the steps of The Goonies movie a few years ago. I hope you will be encouraged to plan your own adventure with […]

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08/01/2013
Category: Play, Work
8 min of running

Yesterday I ran for eight minutes. That’s it. That’s all the margin I had left between meetings and work obligations. I slept five hours. I started at 7 am and finished after 11 pm. It was raining outside and I decided to strap on my running shoes and go anyway. For years I neglected these […]

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07/26/2013
Category: Life, Podcast, Work
Pam Slim Corporate Escapee

We can tell ourselves that living a life of happiness and fulfillment is for later or for someone else. I’ve heard people say things like: “I’d really like to stop taking my depression and high-blood pressure medication“. “I’ve worked the last sixteen weekends”.  “I’d love to see my daughter’s fifth grade play instead of being […]

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07/24/2013
Category: Work
building-on-fire

What if we lead our organizations like the building was literally on fire? What if we skipped all the niceties and the politically correct advisable techniques and simply lead? I care about people. I care about the impact I have on people’s lives under my influence. And, I exhaust myself somedays in caring about my […]

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07/21/2013
Category: eBook, Life, Work
Indentured Servant-NO

In medieval times, indentured servants worked the land of a king for a fixed number of years until their debt was paid in full. The king owned the field, the crop and the harvest yield. He got rich, he ate and drank as much as he liked, and the servants learned to live on the crumbs from his […]

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