Simple Success… Is 4 the Magic Number?

Limiting quantities to “4” as a means to simplify has proven to be pretty successful in a lot of instances throughout history.  Who knows what the original driver was, maybe it started with the human species only having four limbs or was it the four seasons of the year, or the four cardinal directions, or […]

A Framework for changing…

I hope you don’t ever have this discussion, but imagine the situation where you are sitting down with your doctor after a bunch of tests and he gravely informs you that unless you make some drastic changes to your lifestyle (diet, exercise, stop smoking) that your heart is going to give out in the next […]

Hurricanes, Wild Fires, Earthquakes and Remembering 9/11…

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” Even if you only read the cliff notes in High School,  it’s likely you know that is the opening sentence of Charles Dicken’s, A Tale of Two Cities.   Understandably, with all the recent natural disasters, the latter of Dicken’s famous decree is a […]

Burgers, Discipline and Wildly Important Goals

I’ve had the opportunity to eat at In-N-Out Burger a couple of times in the last month or so.  We don’t have an In-N-Out here in Kansas City, so it’s a treat when I happen to be traveling somewhere that does have one.  I mentioned this to someone the other day and they had the […]

How would you do on ‘The Spaghetti Problem’?

What’s the essence of creativity?  Is it intelligence?  Planning?  Experience?  It turns out it may not be any of those things… Peter Skillman – who has the title of General Manager of Smart Things at Microsoft developed a creativity exercise that he called ‘The Spaghetti Problem’ and he ran it as a challenge for over […]

Opportunities and The Solar Eclipse

“It’s good to be lucky”.  That has to be what at least 14 state’s bureaus of tourism have to be thinking about the economic impact the Great American Eclipse is having in their states. The 2017 Total Eclipse may be the biggest cross country boost for tourism that a natural phenomenon has ever created.  It’s […]