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The Science of Change

Photo by Kyknoord  At this point it’s pretty much a cliche that Change is hard.  What’s new is the scientific understanding of why it’s hard to change – and how that understanding can help make change occur. Unfortunately for a small business owner, especially in today’s economic climate, change isn’t  just likely, it’s a near […]

Are you scared of Online Marketing?

photo by BGLewandowski  A friend of mine – we’ll call him Dave to protect the innocent, recently met with a local Online Marketing company to learn more about how to get started with online marketing – specifically email marketing (sending online newsletters to contacts that you know). It turned out to be a scary encounter… […]

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You may have heard of TED – no, not the weird guy down the street, but the annual conference on Technology, Entertainment and Design. It’s been going on since 1984 and every year it’s expanded to become bigger and better. The focus of TED is to bring together interesting people and challenge them to give […]

What are your Big Five For Life?

Have you ever had the experience of suddenly having a new insight into something?  It could be during a heated conversation when you suddenly understand where the other person is coming from (and why they’re mad…) or sometimes you can ‘have the lights turned on’ when you’re listening to a particularly talented speaker. It only […]

What are your guiding principles?

photo by MumbleyJoe  Stand In the place where you live Now face north Think about direction Wonder why you haven’t before Now stand In the place where you work Now face west Think about the place where you live Wonder why you haven’t before REM – Stand I had an interesting discussion today where the […]

Is your superior Product falling down a hole?

It has long been said “Build a better mousetrap and the world will beat a path to your door”.  That may have been true a hundred plus years ago, but these days better doesn’t guarantee that your superior product will generate superior returns. I had a chance to see the 3D version of the newly […]