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Aspire Higher

Do you aspire to accomplish incredible things? I was talking to a colleague recently about a mutual acquaintance who is an extremely successful Elon Musk-type of person. He has created a significant company, incredible wealth  and notoriety. (I am going to keep his identity confidential, but will...

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The Journey 2016

On New Year’s Day I awoke excited —about the start of a new year of course, but I also began to wondered where this year was going to take me. Then I got a little flushed and scared because every journey starts with one step,...

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What Is The American Dream For Millennials?

One of the headlines in the Washington Post last week was " Young people are losing their faith in the American Dream.” I have to say what a peculiar headline I thought that was, especially after hosting a small dinner last night made up of very...

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Getting Out

I remember when I did an Innovation and Creativity talk for the Global Leaders of one of the largest corporations in the world. The slides where incredibly detailed, pretty much all concerned with looking for the "blue ocean space" or unidentified opportunities in segments or...

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Your Posse

While the ink was drying on the blog I wrote last week —Don’t Drink Your Own Kool-Aid, an  amazing couple of events happened. The very next day, while in a board meeting that was directly impacted by the meeting that I discussed in my blog,...

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Don’t Drink Your Own Kool-Aid

Today I was reminded of a lesson I thought I had learned many years ago. It was a humbling experience and something I want to share with you because it is so important (and something I had to relearn many times throughout my career) and that...

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Move On

As you can tell from my two previous blogs this week, my head is spinning as I try to process all the insights and thoughts I have and try to figure out where the world of business is going to end up. What can we...

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It’s All About The Stories

On March 13th — or Friday the 13th— I celebrated a birthday with my family in Encinitas, California. My daughter cooked an incredible dinner, and my Dad, who I’m lucky enough to share my birthday with, was so happy everyone was together. I could see in...

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Just Show Up

Today, I reinforced, for myself, a very important part of business and life. I think it’s worth talking about — how important it is to Just Show Up. Whether you want to or not, if invited or asked, always, just show up. It’s that simple. Let...

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