Category Archives for Personal Experiences & Lessons Learned

Curiosity Can Kill Your Company

Confession: I once went through a carwash again to see what sensors were being used. No one else was in the car. The car didn’t need to be re-washed. I just had to know, so I drove around again. If

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Not Finding Information is Costly

According to Forrester Research, Inc., Vice President and Principal Analyst, Rob Koplowitz, in the November 2012 report, Mapping The Value of Social Business and Collaboration, says: “Information is

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What’s the Go Readiness of Your Team?

Last night I was talking with my friend Rick Miller at a top marketers dinner, and he shared an interesting perspective that I’d like to pass along. Rick and I were talking about what blunts, thwarts,

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Top Productivity Tools for 2012

I recently asked a group of my tech-wavy friends and clients what technology tool offered the biggest boost to their online productivity and below are the responses. What’s been the best software

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Change Your Focus to Boost Your Productivity

It’s not enough just to repress less-than-productive thoughts. You have to teach yourself to shift your thinking completely so that those negative impressions don’t even appear to distract

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Chamber Magic is World Class. Are Your Customers Saying that About Your Business?

Last night, I took my wife and two good friends to see Chamber Magic, a close-up magic show. Steve Cohen, the master magician who created and performed the illusions, had his History Channel special (Lost

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Featured in Speaker Showcase – A Lesson in Getting Visibility in All the Right Places

I was featured in the premier issue of Speaker Showcase this month. Jack Canfield, who you know as Chicken Soup for the Soul series co-creator, graced the magazine cover. Jack’s image alone causes

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Legacy, Entrepreneurship, and Turning Talent into Wealth: My Conversation with Erika Andersen

I recently had the pleasure of being interviewed by Erika Andersen, an insightful business thinker and author who shared her own thoughts on leadership on My Quest for the Best earlier this year. Erika

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What Roland Garros Can Teach You About Business

Here are 3 lessons from Roland Garros that you can use to energize your business productivity: Stay in the game and good things can happen. When Andy Murray was down a set and 1-3 against Neimenen, he

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