Begin “Doing” By Asking Questions

Begin “Doing” By Asking Questions

Asking “what if” questions has led to some of the greatest business innovations in the world. Asking questions about how to solve global problems or societal issues is the first step to bringing resolve. Almost everything good “Doers” do in life has started with a…

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Bricks And Mortar: Working Together To Get Things Done

Have you ever thought about the structure of a brick wall? If you think about it, bricks and mortar work together to get things done, to create a strong and sturdy wall or building. It may sound odd, but consider the bricks and mortar, their…

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Business Quagmire Or Business Opportunity? A-Z Of Business

Would you consider the following situation a quagmire or a business opportunity? You are a legacy company that is very heavy in fixed assets, low in tech and (because of shareholders and Wall Street) the pressure for short term results is very high. You want…

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Nothing Is Impossible

This week I had the privilege of hanging with 175 extraordinary and incredible people who not only never say “No!” but always embrace the possible–no matter how big and audacious the goal. It was surreal; All these people gathered under one roof in Cambridge, Mass,…

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A-Z Of Business: Never Say No The First Time

I’ve been thinking lately about doing the impossible, which has brought me to the next topic in my A-Z series. This blog, representing “N,” is “Never Say No The First Time.” How many of you are thinking that sometimes you need to say “No!” to…

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A-Z Of Business: The 3Ms

Once in a while I have to stop and check my “meaningful meter.” In other words, how meaningful are the activities I currently have on my weekly to do list? Many times I get to that point where I seem to have an overwhelming amount…

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Live Life Without Timelines

Recently, a friend who is a prominent business person apologized to me for not getting back to me in a timely fashion. But who am I to judge when the time is right for this person to get back to me? That started me thinking…

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A-Z Of Business: Live Life

What is your definition of living life? You may think spending 60 hours a week in the office and then rushing to a business-orientated golf outing on Saturday is living life, but it’s not. To truly live life, you need to be interacting with all…

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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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