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What are your REAL Goals?

I did a great goal exercise the other day with one of my networking groups.  This is one of those things that can help you shake up your perceptions and might help you see things a little more clearly. If you want to play along at home, take a piece of paper and draw out […]

Breaking Through

Paper will spontaneously combust at 451 degrees Farenheit (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Farenheit_451).  Water will boil and turn to steam at 212 degrees Farenheit. Why the science facts?  I received an interesting newsletter today from Simple Truths – an online retailer specializing in inspirational books, movies and stuff.  I’m not normally a big fan of those kinds of things […]

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 (nytimes.com/2005/07/17/business/yourmoney/17costco) that I found on the 37 Signals Blog (http://www.37signals.com/svn/posts/505-5-business-lessons-from-costco).

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.