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    Take Ten Minutes a Day to do NOTHING

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    Most people start the day running in high gear and they never let up until the end of the day. Sometimes not even then. Their brains are still going 100 miles an hour as they try and get some sleep just so they can do it all over again the next day.

    That’s not a good …

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    Starting a Business has Never been Easier

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    There has never been a better time to start a business. Of course, the million dollar question is… What Business?

    A recent article on Read-Write-Web talked about the massively reduced costs of acquiring the technology to design, develop and deploy a solution. Costs have come down by an order of magnitude to secure the infrastructure that …

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    Intentions are Important, but Results get Counted

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    How many times have you said or heard … “But, their intentions were good”

    Did you immediately assume whatever they attempted was a failed effort?

    Did you think that a giving something “the old college try” is good enough?

    Usually when I hear the words “their intentions were good” I start to think … uh …

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    Innovate, Disrupt, Commercialize – Not Necessarily in that Order

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    There isn’t much new under the sun. However, there are a lot of things that haven’t been commercialized effectively.

    What? You might be thinking there are countless things that have yet to be discovered and developed. And I completely agree. In fields ranging from Agri-Business to Robotics to Zero Gravity research there are many, many things …

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    Using Hindsight to Build Foresight

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    Of course, hindsight is 20-20.

    How often have you said:

    If I knew then what I know now.

    After the fact we can all see the situation and adjust the way “would have” reacted… If only we had known then what we know now.

    Using Hindsight before it Happens

    Of course, people cannot experience something …

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    Keep Me Honest

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    When I make a commitment to you I will do everything in my power to make it happen.

    However, Please, Please, Please … feel free to remind me.

    Send me a note with a reminder of the things I committed to do.

    Does this mean I’m lazy?

    I hope that’s not what you take from …

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    Hot Water and Stretching are Good for You

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    Besides the obvious uses for hot water and stretching in your personal and physical life, there are business and career benefits from both too.

    Two of my favorite metaphors involve both of these points. They involve Hot Water and Stretching and when applied to your career will help you stand out, get ahead and to develop …

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    Hope is Not a Strategy

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    What do you think when someone precedes any statement with the following two words:

    “I hope”

    For example, if you are waiting for a report at work do you want to hear:

    1. I hope to have it to you by the end of the day.

    -or-

    2. I will have it in your hands …

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    Using Disruptive Innovation to Impact your Career Path

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    By now you have probably heard of Harvard Professor Clayton Christensen’s seminal book “The Innovators Dilemma” and perhaps may have read it a few times since its release in 1997. Even if you haven’t read or heard of it there are a few lessons to be learned and heeded from the model Professor Christensen proposed. Specifically, that …

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    The Secret to Your Success

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    There are many definitions of success. Many are subjective and some are imposed by others. In business and in life there is one simple way to insure you will be successful in your endeavors. Ok, maybe not insure, but certainly increase the likelihood of success.

    Even when you know and seek this “secret” there are …

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