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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“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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