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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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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, igniting...

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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 yet....

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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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A-Z Of Business: Fun And Fame

Guilt and shame don’t work. Fun and fame do. Make everything in life fun. Yes, fun, and make everyone around you famous. Several years ago, I was asked to give a talk on purpose-driven businesses. I went for a long walk on the beach and thought...

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