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Organizing principles

I fell into a trap recently… I caught myself thinking in terms of commodities, actions, and clutter…and not the more important thing, results.  The collision was beneficial though…because it made me think about what happens when you organize your identity in a meaningful and congruent fashion.  As an example, when I am not being coy…I’d […]
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A new kind of artist

I love art: books, music, painting… And, I love artists: Dylan, Eddie Vedder, Michael Stipe, Picasso. Today, I want to propose a new class of artists….and they sometimes wear suits and ties and ride the subway…they are businesspeople like Seth Godin, Alan Weiss, and Peter Drucker. While we don’t look at business as an art, […]
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Mentors

We all have influences and people we have been inspired by… I could write a long list of things about the famous people that have inspired me, but that would be redundant…a lot of us do that everyday. Instead, today I am going to think about ways to acknowledge the people that have been there, […]
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“Its never been done this way before.”

“You’re blog isn’t going to change the world.” “You can’t make a living do that.” “Who do you think you are?” “Ideas don’t matter.” These are all examples of the ways that people can try to shut down someone.  If you hear one of these phrases, it is best to ask what the other person’s […]
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