Holmes And Watson Go Camping

Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson went camping. They pitched their tent under the stars. During the night Holmes wakes Watson and says. “Watson, look up at the stars and tell me what you deduce.” Watson answers, “I see millions of stars. It’s quite likely some have planets similar to Earth....

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Fraud Protection Alert

American Express sent me an email recently which immediately got my attention. The subject line read: Fraud Protection Alert. The email included a date, a place--Saks; an amount--710 USD; and finally, the notice: Not Approved. Yes, they were right, this was a case of fraud. I’m always amazed at how good...

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Have Confidence In Your Inabilities

You’ll be happy to know that I have complete confidence in the work I do. I have confidence in my ability to be an excellent trusted advisor to CEOs and business owners, to guide leadership teams to greater success, and to come up with creative ideas for solving intractable...

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Peeling Skin

My dermatologist leaned in with a stern expression and gave me the news. “There’s an unusual condition that we see sometimes that crosses all specialties, and you have it. And since you have helped out my daughter a couple of times with her education issues and job decisions, I will...

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The Road Not Taken

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I – I took the one less travelled by, And that has made all the difference. Robert Frost wrote this poem in 1916. In those days a moment’s perusal of the ground let you know which road was most used. But how did you determine...

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Create Your Fantasty

Although It’s common practice in our world today to deny reality, we can probably all agree that it is not a good thing to do. Except when it is… Those of us living in a false reality came to that place by adopting the habit of blaming others for things...

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The Elusive Board Seat…

In numerous missives, I’ve discussed my role on a particular board, both nonprofit and corporate. I love being on boards. The excitement of guiding an organization forward to greater success is exhilarating. The angst of guiding an organization forward through a disaster or desperate financial situation is exhilarating. My...

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So You Want To Be An Entrepreneur Part 2 – Do You Have The Spirit

A number of readers reached out after thinking about my last missive, So You Want To Be An Entrepreneur. They shared their stories and thoughts and asked me for a few more of my ideas on this subject. And so... Something I heard Steve Jobs say in an interview I...

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