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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 […]

Thoughts on ‘Solve For Happy’

Over the last few years, there’s been a lot of discussion about the concept of Happiness.  From a business perspective, my first exposure to the science behind the study of happiness was in references from Tony Hsieh (CEO of Zappos) in his book Delivering Happiness.  In fact, Tony and his team at Zappos so believe in […]

The Power of Patience

  If you attend a Kansas City Royals game, touring the Royals Hall of Fame is a must, especially if you’ve never been.  Besides seeing the two World Series trophies and all the cool memorabilia, be sure to check out the Royals Dugout Theater.   The theater plays an inspiring video that tells the story of […]

Want to Grow Your Business? Keep Your People Happy…!

Time and again when talking to business owners these days, I keep hearing the same thing – ‘we can’t hire enough of the right people‘. I have a client who’s had a critical position open for almost a year and they still don’t have any great candidates lined up.  I know a bunch of companies who […]