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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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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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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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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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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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Failure

Twyla Tharp, once told an interviewer ” If you only do what you know and do it very, very well, chances are that you won’t fail. You’ll just stagnate and your work will get less and less interesting, and that’s failure by erosion. True failure is a mark of accomplishment in the sense that something […]

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Looking For A Job? Don’t Look Where You Don’t Want To Go!

In 1991 I was downsized when the company I worked for decided to move to another state 2,000 miles across the country. Out  of work and worried about how I was going to pay my bills, I did what most of you, who have been laid off, are doing. I started looking for a job.  […]

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A Victory Log – A Great Tool of Encouragement

Ever feel down and out, that life has passed you by, that you are a born loser?  I think there are times when most of us have felt that way.   Truth of the matter is, many of us, including me, have had more victories than failures.   One way to focus on our victories is to keep a […]

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A Great TV Show for Business Start Ups

An individual I just met over the telephone passed on to me information about a TV show called the Big Idea that addresses the naysayers of business ideas.  It is on CNBC at 7:00pm and 10:00pm daily.  The host David Deutsch interviews and discusses principles of business success with many individuals who “rose from nothing” […]

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Big Idea – Tips for Business Success # 2

Here are the other five tips I promised you from The Big Idea. I hope these work in some way for you. 6.  Be passionate about what it is you’re doing.  This oftentimes will help you conquer various challenges. 7.  Believe in your product/service.  You can’t waver just because someone doesn’t like your idea. 8.  Aggressively get […]

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