positivity Tag

Activism through Capitalism

We should be driving activism through the capitalistic system. This started gelling in my mind as "Activism through Capitalism."...

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Don’t Be Narrow and Rigid

The other day I was in a meeting with someone I really like. He is the Founder/CEO of a great company which is doing great things. What I did notice though is that this CEO is getting tired and his view of the industry he...

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The Positive Impact Of Kind Words

As a senior level executive, you can have a profound affect on everyone in your organization. I was reminded of that today when I was talking with a friend and colleague and told him that I had an offer for a partnership within a particular group....

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Be Yourself

As I come down from the holidays, I was thinking about all of the family I was around and reflecting how much I enjoyed it. At the same time, in many instances I also felt a sense of disappointment. I had to reflect on this...

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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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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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No Regrets

I was recently at a holiday celebration dinner where the conversation was vibrant and fun. One person asked if we had ever thought about what was undone in our life, what had we not done that we needed to do. I was immediately taken aback,...

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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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What If?

What if there where no obligations, no rules, no fear of anything, no responsibilities? What if you had the ultimate power, poise, perfection, looks, intellect, energy and ability to do anything in the world you wanted to? What would you do? What if you could...

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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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