Welcome Being Challenged

“We are all learning, modifying, or destroying ideas all the time. Rapid destruction of your ideas when the time is right is one of the most valuable qualities you can acquire. You must force yourself to consider arguments on the other side.” Charlie Munger As I watch what’s going on...

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Last in Line

I deeply felt the death of John McCain and was glad to see how many shared my high regard for him as exemplified in the incredible sendoff he received. People across the political spectrum and from all walks of life spoke with deep feeling about all he meant to...

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What Do They Do Now?

There I was, sitting in the auditorium of the Philadelphia Mint during an angel investing program. Hopeful entrepreneurs took the stage one by one and attempted to wow us with their several-minute-long pitches. Would a lucky few  leave with a potential investor to help them in their journey to...

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Use Your Ears More

“To be an effective leader you have to be a really good listener, and not to what’s said but to what’s not being said.”- Kobe Bryant “Nobody learned anything by hearing themselves speak.”—Richard Branson Two overlapping pieces of advice from two extraordinary leaders, one on the court, and one in business. For...

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Face To Face

What do not going out to office lunches and open-plan offices have in common? Oddly enough, they both stifle face-to-face communication. That’s right, both passing on the opportunity to spend time with others and being forced to spend time with others have the same effect.  You fail to communicate in...

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Awake Leaders

In everything we do, we believe in lifting“outside the box” to radically new levels. We cultivate the power of AWAKE Leaders. These words on the homepage of the Sourcing The Way website captured my full attention. A friend had recommended the site, suggesting I might find it interesting. Not only did I find...

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Buy This Book

“I didn’t say Steve is always right. I said he always gets it right.” And so Andy Grove, Intel’s long time CEO, began to explain his comment about Steve Jobs to Kim Scott. This story appears in Scott’s excellent book Radical Candor: Be A Kickass Boss Without Losing Your...

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Who Are You Really Looking For?

“When you go looking for something specific, your chances of finding it are very bad.  Because of all the things in the world you’re only looking for one of them. When you go looking for anything at all your chances of finding it are very good. Because of all...

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