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Assessments and Hiring

I’m back from vacation.  We had a great time, but anytime you’re 24×7 with a couple of 8 year olds (our kids), it’s anything but relaxing.  We did see a lot of great scenery (Rocky Mountain National Park) and I got at least a few good pictures and the kids had fun, so all in […]

Vacation, all I ever wanted

Columbia-River-Gorge-1 Originally uploaded by WSK_2005 Vacation – had to get away. Sure I’m dating myself with the Go-Gos, but it is a really catchy song. If you couldn’t tell, I’m leavin’ (on a jet plane) for Colorado for a week with the family. We’re spending a couple of days in Denver and the rest of […]

Your Vision is fine…

You started your business with some kind of dream, some sort of plan. Maybe you imagined what it would look like in 3 years, 5 years or even 10 years out. (as an unrelated side note, 10 years is a really long time – think about all of the things that have changed in the […]

Are you competing on Price?

I thought about this because I saw an interesting article on Costco ( that I found on the 37 Signals Blog (

Although I’m not a customer at Costco, I did shop at their primary competition, Sam’s Club, this weekend and the first thing I think of when I think of the category is…low price. Well that and really large jars of mayonnaise and cereal boxes that won’t fit in our car.

The Power of Positive Thinking?

So I saw in interesting article in the Men’s Journal (May 2007 – I’m not doing a good job of keeping up with the backlog…). Anyway, the article was titled “Think Yourself Stronger (how sports hypnosis boosts performance)”.  The essence of the article was that the author was trying sports hypnosis as a way to […]

The point of networking?

…So my approach going forward is to be friendly, be approachable, try to be somebody’s first friend (as suggested by Scott Ginsberg here: especially once I’m not the new guy).