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Thanksgiving 2021

In his timeless classic, How to Stop Worrying and Start Living, Dale Carnegie advised us to count our blessings, not our troubles. This not only helps avoid stress but can help foster an attitude of gratitude and help us attract so much more good in our lives. True...

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Thanks, dads!

As the holiday approaches, I just want to wish all the dads out there a Happy Father's Day. I was lucky to have a great dad. We unfortunately lost him when I was only 20, but I got to enjoy the remarkable experience of having so many surrogate dads in the form of...

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One HUGE leadership skill

Communication! If you look at any successful relationship, chances are the key thing that makes it successful, the common denominator, is effective communication. Communication that is candid, respectful, useful, timely, concise, relevant, interpersonal, and any other adjectives you can think of to describe it. It all comes down to communication. Leadership is very much a […]

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The lesson of the shark and the pilot fish?

The lesson of the shark and the pilot fish?

My wife and I found ourselves watching a day and a half’s worth of shark documentaries on the National Geographic channel during our safer-at-home experience. Hey, we had to something to fill the void between finishing all the Tiger King episodes, all the Tiger King documentaries, and while eagerly awaiting the forthcoming movie about Tiger […]

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Definition of the day: Business Model

If you watch Shark Tank, read an article about business, or just find yourself in a conversation with somebody who’s trying to sound smart about business, you’ll undoubtedly hear them use the term “Business Model.” Textbooks define “Business Model” a lot of different ways, but my favorite was from the late, legendary Peter F. Drucker […]

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That first step?

Who knows what the new normal is gonna be, or what is the best, fastest way to get there? Lots of uncertainty to be sure, and navigating this new normal will undoubtedly be challenging, frustrating, even downright scary for all of us. But the future is upon us and we’ve got to get out there […]

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Thanks for the lesson, B.C. Clark!

Thanks for the lesson, B.C. Clark!

Oklahoma City Jeweler, BC Clark, used the same jingle for their Christmas promotion year after year. Then a few years ago, they got to thinking that maybe the market was tired of this jingle, because they were getting tired of it, so they decided to change it. They quickly learned it was a big mistake […]

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