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Don’t Forget Your Keys

The keys to happiness and success in business would fit on a standard sized key ring. They’re not complicated. They are not difficult to grasp. In fact, you may be able to find them at your local Lowes or Home Depot. They are that simple. Think, speak, and listen....

Beyond Now – An Executive Summary

After a few years of attempting to write a business book about lessons I’d learned turning around businesses, I came to the conclusion the lessons were not a “how to” story. In fact, the lesson was, it has nothing to do with the world of business. Business...

Free Thinking and Newton’s Third Law

When that apple fell from the tree and hit Sir Issac Newton on the head, it sparked a fury of question and discovery. It laid the groundwork for his laws on gravity and motion, and his stories continue help illustrate those discoveries in classrooms all across...

Part two: Whole Foods and Amazon

In my last blog, I compared Whole Foods with Amazon. I used these two companies because of my loyalty to both brands. In this follow up blog, I’ll focus on more details regarding the Whole Foods “rise and fall”. Again, it is worth remembering that most corporations do...

Thinking? Or, Machine Thinking?

My belief is that right action happens in the right time. The right unifying purpose will inspire right action on every level of the organization. Speed matters but not for the sake of speed. In contrast, machine thinking is our enemy! Getting things done to get...

Free Thinking Defined

Some define a free thinker as one who makes opinions based on reason and is not limited by traditional religion and established beliefs. That school of thought considers the belief in an intangible God is contradictory to a mindset rooted in logic and...

Lost In Noise

Life is filled with noise. A constant clanging of voices in various states of rage. Life is filled with noise. In the streets protestors work to get out their message by verbally attacking others. Life is filled with noise. Industrial/urban sounds, cell phones in...

The Table

We all know what it looks like. It could be round, it could be square, it could be rectangular, but it is more than its shape. The table is more than just the wood and metal from which it is made. The table represents opportunity. Every day people sit around these...

Time to Yourself

I've heard it for years in some version. Some call it a prayer closet, which I think is best portrayed in Fireproof. Others retreat to their home office. Steven Covey talks about sneaking away to a quiet beach after a long bike ride. Find your quiet place. I read an...

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