“How Western Civilization Could Collapse”

The title above is also the title of an article by Rachel Nuwer in BBC Future, a fascinating examination of the causes of societal collapse using research on this issue from a wide collection of experts. The implications for the current world situation are thought-provoking indeed. In addition to the...

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Take The Leap

Four or five months ago, I received an amazingly intriguing email. It said I had been recommended to attend a retreat in the Caribbean…on a private island. There would be thirty invited guests from around the world, each and every one a successful entrepreneur working to change the world...

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Believe in Possibility

“In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, in the expert’s mind there are few.” Shunryu Suzuki Many times in my missives I’ve stressed the importance of paying attention, of always keeping your mind open to new ideas and new possibilities. I have encouraged you to stay alert to what…and...

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Delight

Keeping your customers delighted; delighted to experience your product or service and delighted to share their experience with others. This is the essential task for every business. How will you attract more people, connect with them more rapidly, build stronger engagement with them, extend their attention, and enhance your revenue?...

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Unintended Consequences

“Trade Gap With Mexico Grows as Peso Falls”-- Wall Street Journal “Visa Curbs Send Tech Jobs Down Mexico Way”-- Financial Times Here are two headlines from May 5. The first article began with “President Donald Trump’s tough talk on Mexico might have had an unintended effect.” It went on to discuss...

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Roadkill

Driverless Cars. Everywhere you look. Programmed and prepared to take you wherever you need to go. Tony Seba, a RethinkX think tank cofounder and Stanford instructor, and James Arbib, a tech investor and philanthropist, published a report predicting that in 15 years only 20% of Americans will own a car....

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Find A Fellow Traveler

“We have to go out to a really nice place for lunch…with good wine…to celebrate Number 100.” The email that began this way arrived a few weeks ago. I responded with a resounding “yes”. Most of what I do is big picture things. As the Benari homepage says: Strategic Vision Global Experience...

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What’s The Problem?

“What’s the problem?” I ask this question often. I ask it after I hear a story that begins: “I have a great idea.” The storyteller goes on to tell me that this idea is going to lead to a company that will be wildly successful. A few years ago, the...

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