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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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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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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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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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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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Startup America Partnership

Recently it was announced that Steve Case, co-founder of AOL, was leading a new public-private partnership to help fund and support small business. Startup America Partnership is designed to promote entrepreneurship  by bringing large and small businesses together for investing, education and mentoring.

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Change your game?

Changeyourgame.com! What a great name for a website and it’s for real. Only problem is unless you are a golfer it’s not for you, but what a great idea. What if you could “change your game”?  Just go to a website and get yourself changed.

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Filling Those Retirement Years.

There are many articles written about having enough money to live comfortably well into our retirement as well as about finding something meaningful to do after we retire.

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Build Relationship, Increase Business and Profits

I once had a client that had a client list to die for. Companies such as:Boeing, So Cal Edison, LA Unified School district, Jet Propulsion Labratory, Lockheed Martin to name just a few, were part of her client list.  Yet inspite of this impressive client base she was always coming to me asking how she […]

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Life Tough? Make it Better in 2011

In the 1950’s there was a popular rock n’ roll song called Life.  It’s opening lyrics went something like this: “What’s life? A magazine How much does it cost?   It costs 20 cents But I only have a nickel. Aw Aw that’s tough” Indeed life can be tough. Has life in 2010 been tough for you?  […]

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Rich Verses Greed

In this day and age we hear so much about greed on Wall Street, in corporate America, and even in politics that one wonders is anyone honest.  Is business in America about how much I can get? On the other hand, is getting rich bad, and nothing but greed? 

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Big ideas and plus 50

Muzak – George Owen Squier; Assembly line – Henry Ford; Electric Razor – Jacob Schick; Helicopter – Igor Sikorsky; Parking meter – Carl Magee; Microwave oven – Percy Spencer; Communications satellite – John Robinson Pierce. All these people were fifty plus when their inventions became successful

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A Vision Board – Focusing on Your Future

Earlier today I was  in one of my favorite coffee shops  and noticed an announcement for a singer to appear at a local venue.  Having worked with this individual in the past, seeing the poster reminded me of her enthusiasm and desire to “make it in the business.”  A tool she uses to keep her focused “making […]

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