Monthly Archives: February 2012

Optimistic Blind Spots


Optimism is a wonderful trait for entrepreneurs. It’s the high road at the problem forks in your life. Its the fuel necessary to go the extra mile. It’s in the DNA of successful, happy people. For all its wonderful attributes, … Continue reading

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The Lifetime Value of a Mentor


The synchronicity for me of the two situations was the lifetime value of a mentor. Continue reading

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Running Out of Trust


My personal experience added another definition. You know you’re trustworthy when it really bothers you when you fail with the trust given you. Here’s a story that nearly 30 years later haunts me.

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The Future Ain’t What It Used To Be


No, the future ain’t what it used to be, it better. In fact, it’s here now, out back working with my SCM on some surprise. Continue reading

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Talking Heads Change vs. Core Values


Running or swimming provides me a forum for thinking through nagging problems in my head. This morning the change vs core values surfaced as the topic. Continue reading

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What I am Adding for Lent


Today starts Lent which traditionally means giving up something. That’s what wrong….While the goal is always worthy, the process is backward. Continue reading

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What Was I Thinking?


Having moved past the half way point in my life, I find this statement refreshing. Now that I understand how the universe gives us what we think about I have hope based on my thinking.

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Playing your way onto the bus


One of the great benefits of sports and other games is that they reveal true personalities in a hurry. Continue reading

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A Balanced Life and Steve Jobs


What stuck me the most about Jobs was found on pages 567-571, the last 5 pages….Yet no where in there, facing death, did he spend a second reflecting on his family and relationships. The closest he came was seeing his six year-old and “imagining” what is was like for the employee he fired that day to face his six year-old. Pitiful and sad.
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Why Blog Daily?


During the market plan discussion in our entrepreneurship class, Calvin asked me, “Why do you blog daily?” Good question and I sought of stumbled through an answer. Continue reading

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