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    Three Words About Your Future: Responsible, Respectful and Realistic

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    Incoming freshmen. Heed these words.

    Why?

    Career, Contacts and Optics. More on these later, but keep in mind that the way you handle yourself will define your current and future success.

    Of course, this likely does not come as a surprise to most people.

    I had the privilege and pleasure of dropping off our son …

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    You Can’t Control How Lucky You Are

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    You can’t control where you were born. You can’t control when you were born. You also can’t control what natural intelligence you are born with. However, there are some things you CAN control. You can control how hard you work.

    You Can’t Control How Lucky You Are

    There is a common line of thinking that …

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    What Stand Up Paddling can Teach us about Business

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    Summer is winding down… at least in the Northern Hemisphere. Did you get to try Stand Up Paddle boarding this summer? Or as it’s also known SUP. Did you see anyone out SUP’ing on any of the local waterways near you? If you did perhaps you thought about a few ways that Stand Up Paddle boarding aligns and …

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    One Simple Tip to Make it Easier to Engage

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    I don’t know about you, but there are times when I just want to pick up the phone and call someone. Just today I wanted to call a colleague to do a quick check-in on something. But, I was stopped dead in my tracks.

    What Stopped Me?

    It was something simple. Something so easy to …

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    What We Can Learn from The LLWS

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    For the past two weeks the Little League World Series (LLWS) has been going on in Williamsport, PA. For those that missed it I will not spoil it for you.  You can get all the stats here. Like with every LLWS there are a few breakout teams and a few breakout stars that really make the event …

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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

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