Devotion to Doers and Doings

Kaleidoscope II: Changing Patterns And The Organic Twinkie

Recently, I attended my 30th Expo West, the natural and organic products expo in Anaheim, California. Interestingly, the conference challenged me to put to use the principals of the Kaleidoscope blog I published last week in my A-Z of Business series. I was able to…

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A-Z Of Business: Kaleidoscope Effect

When I was young I was fascinated with a kaleidoscope. To begin with, the reflections appear to be a fragmented view of the world around you broken into complete chaos. You can move the chaos either by moving the kaleidoscope around, or by spinning the…

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Jive on the Journey

This week I was thinking about another “J” blog and how to follow up on the Joy Through Mindfulness blog I published last week. I felt inspired—maybe it was going dancing last Saturday night or maybe it was thinking about the idea of someone walking…

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A-Z Of Business: Joy Through Mindfulness

I spent my Wednesday morning giving the opening talk at the UCSD Ignite Conference, so I thought I’d share my notes with you today. Over the past month as I’ve been traveling, I’ve thought a lot about what I would say at this important gathering,…

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Trust Your Instinct

Recently, I visited with a very smart Silicon Valley CEO. We were discussing a new product that he is very excited about and the product got me very excited as well. He was really challenging me for insights into the marketing and the launch of…

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A-Z Of Business: Imagine Solutions

Around the turn of the millennium, the organic foods industry was coming of age, natural products were going mainstream, and the public was becoming educated on the dangers of consuming heavily processed, industrial food products. Almost overnight, millions more people grew willing to spend a…

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Seriously, Don’t Forget Your Sense Of Humor

My last blog in my continuing series about the A-Z of Business, “H,” was about the idea of hovering—from three perspectives. It created a multitude of responses, mostly chuckles, from friends and businesses colleagues. It seems that we have been in hover–mode for quite some…

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A-Z Of Business: Hover Like A Hummingbird

According to Webster, hovering is to hang fluttering or suspended in the air; to keep lingering about; wait near at hand; remain in an uncertain or irresolute state. Hovering is a tool that can be used when an opportunity is forthcoming, but not here just…

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A Brilliant Example Of Gap Analysis

Last Thursday’s blog was about looking for gaps in an industry, business or service that you can fill. The blog also touched on how you can find these gaps by strategically looking for them, or find them by accident when you least expect to, as…

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A-Z Of Business: Gap Analysis

Real innovation and big revelations seem to come wherever there are gaps in what everyone else in an industry is doing. Look for the gaps to find greatness. Gaps that will allow you to aspire big, be yourself, create new industries or circles of influence…

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