Originality: Original By Design

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In business and venturing I’m constantly admonishing entrepreneurs to create original, innovative high value business models, not merely creative marketing campaigns and sales tactics. The true secret of business is innovative design of solutions (products and services) to solve highly valued problems. I spend a lot of time creating and designing innovative businesses because business […]

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Who Do You Miss?

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Great leaders, partners, friends, family members and lovers let us know how much we are missed. They notice our absence. Our unique, original participation matters to them; deeply. Everyone wants to be missed. Born original and irreplaceable we hunger to be known for the gift we are. Who do you miss? Have you told them? […]

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Don’t swim if you were meant to fly! Don’t try to be a bird if you’re a fish!

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“I really think I should sequester myself in a room and just finish the project.” I mused to my friend. Smiling she asked. “So you want to be a fish, you want to swim?” Staring back at her I paused. If swimming meant staying on task, finishing the project and realizing completions, distance, milestones, success […]

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Lose your story & jump in!

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Sometimes our stories imprison us. Sometimes ‘back story’ holds so much power it keeps us from jumping in to our life and business; here, now in real time. Take a moment and think about the people you love, care about. How many of them are repeating some part of their ‘backstory?’ How many of them […]

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Ready, Camera; FOCUS!

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Focus And Build a Purposeful Life and A Profitable Venture In life and business we need to be able to move back and forth between the telescope and the microscope. We need to be able to see the big picture, the end in mind and chunk down to the details. We need to be able […]

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Learn To Forget Like A Quarterback. Be a CFO: Chief Forgetting Officer

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Business Leaders, Entrepreneurs and Social Change Agents need to forget like a quarterback. Tom Peters thinks the ability to forget is so critical to the ability to innovate and lead that we need to formalize it into the position of CFO; chief forgetting officer. Peter’s goes on to say that, ” Learning is a cakewalk. […]

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Authenticity: it’s a journey

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Authenticity It’s A Journey and who better than Mary Oliver to inspire us, The Journey “One day you finally knew what you had to do and began though the voices around you kept shouting their bad advice- though the whole house began to tremble and you felt the old tug at your ankles. “Mend my […]

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Tune Out to Tune In: Silence

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Silence Can Be Golden "Silence is as deep as eternity, speech as shallow as time." Carlyle My son is the one I have to thank for teaching me the meaning of this quote. And no, it wasn't his decimal shattering Immortal Technique tunes that drove me to silence. Rather his involuntary 58 day wilderness trip. […]

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