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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So You Want To Be An Entrepreneur…

I often get calls from senior executives after they’ve lost their jobs or get fed up with corporate bureaucracy. As they seek my advice and connections, (connections often meaning “do you have some business for me?”), what often comes up is their desire to find the perfect entrepreneurial opportunity. I’m...

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‘I Wish You Bad Luck’

Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts gave the commencement address at his son’s middle school graduation on June 3rd. While his wisdom was directed to the ninth graders graduating from Cardigan Mountain School in New Hampshire, it could just as easily apply to everyone in the business world—particularly those...

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Capture Attention, Enhance Engagement, Build Community

Remember Pokemon Go? It was just about a year ago, July 6 2016 to be exact, that it was released. Within weeks, millions of people had entered a world where digital and real had become so commingled that they became one. Augmented reality took over their existence. Think this was...

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Independence Day

Today is July 4th, Independence Day in the United States of America. A day to think about and celebrate the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. 241 years ago, in just two days, our Founding Fathers crafted, voted to approve, and signed this short document that has guided my...

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Clear Out The Clutter

Here was my Father’s Day weekend: up at 2:30 Friday morning so I could make a flight at 5. Off to Artifact Technology board duties on Whidbey Island, floating in Puget Sound. Redeye back four days later. So much for a relaxing weekend. But wait! Whidbey Island. A place of...

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