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Moved – Did you notice?

If you have taken a look at the picture on the about page, you’ve noticed an unusual update. No longer sport coat and striped shirt, now it’s Wranglers and open collared shirts (except on the golf course or tennis court). Actually that is a bit of an overstatement but I am enjoying a lot more […]

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Big Idea – Tips for Business Success

On a  television show – The Big Idea – they give many ideas on overcoming the naysayers (negatives toward the business) and staying focused on making your business idea payoff.  Here are five of the tips that I think we all can use: 1.  Develop an expertise in the business field in which you want to start your […]

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Tightrope walkers and small business owners

What’s the difference between tightrope walkers and small business owners? Not much!

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The Odds Are In Your Favor!

Earthquakes in Japan, Volcano erupts in Ireland, Flooding throughout the Midwestern US, Wildfires in Arizona and New Mexico thousand are left homeless scream our headlines.  Yet when you really stop to think about it, on a grand scale very few people are affected and more survive these events than don’t.

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Loose Ends

My wife and I have been going through old papers, photos and miscellaneous items of her parents both of whom have passed away in the last three years. Her mother was a special person in many ways; an author of many articles, a newspaper publisher, an amazing mentor to her daughter and a very unique […]

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Small Is Better?

I grew up in a world where BIG was better.  The bigger something was the thinking went the better it had to be. But is that necessarily so? 

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Tech to do list

Teachparentstech.org is not just for parents, I should know. After reading about this site recently I thought I would check it out. I went to the site, checked on tracking a flight status and got a surprise.

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Yes…..but……

I have to defer to Mary Catherine Bates for this one. She posed that very statement in her book “Composing a further life”. All too often we “experts” will answer questions or comments from students or clients with “yes……..but……..” which implies we are about to modify, correct or in someway change the information being discussed. This […]

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Sacrifice!

As I sometimes do (more often than I care to admit), I stopped in at the local bakery to get a cup of coffee and a bit of pastry plus the added bonus of being able to talk with the owner for a few minutes when the store is not busy.

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Illness and your Business

This past week I had the misfortune of witnessing a good friend’s death (at 62); attending the funeral of a retired business owner; and hearing of the death of a relative.  In addition, this year has been filled with similar news of friends and business acquaintances.

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A Golf Saying For Business!

As a golfer I’ve learned many lesson on the course that I often apply to everyday life and business.  Issues occur in both that we wish we could solve in “short order”. Having patience in dealing with these issues often causes stress as we would like to have them resolved  “yesterday”. Here’s a saying I […]

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Working Smart.

What happened to my daughter recently prompted this blog. A week ago, my daughter  attended a meeting with her Director and collegues to review upcoming projects and receive assignments to manage those projects.  She went into  the meeting expecting to receive 5 or 6 projects and came out having received 16 projects to manage.  Great for […]

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Customers, Depends on your perspective!

Each day, every one of us is on the receiving end of customer service. We may have been a customer, client, or guest in a restaurant, supermarket, bank, health club, gas station, retail outlet, business office or even someone’s home. And we all have, depending upon our perception, been the recipient of “good” or “bad ” service. As customers, […]

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Social Media – Humbug!

I admit, I’m old fashioned.  This whole social media craze does nothing for me. Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, etc. may be the “hot way” for the younger set to communicate but I still prefer”pressing the flesh”. 

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What If?

I received a dreaded phone call this morning about a business acquantance who died last night of a sudden heart attack.  In some respects it wasn’t a big surprise because the individual had suffered from heart problems for a number of years.  

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