Knocking on Doors in Business

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As a business person and a leader, I have knocked on many doors. Some of these doors have led to great adventures, some to challenging times and others to times of deep reflection (where I wished I had rather run away). Continue reading

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The Art of Simplicity

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“Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it’s worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains.” (Steve Jobs)

It has also been said, “Any idiot can be complicated; but it takes genius to be simple.” Indeed as is evident from the work of Steve Jobs, the most effective communicators and operators are those who take the complex and make it simple.

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Learning to Fly in your Business

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“He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to stand and walk and run and climb and dance; one cannot fly into flying.” (Friedrich Nietzsche)
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Light v Darkness in Commerce

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Only light can dispel darkness. But, we still live in a world where there is too much darkness, a lot of bad news. It is easy to see all of this darkness and to let fear in. Fear paralyzes and fear causes us not to make decisions that need to be made. Continue reading

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Be Courageous to Defend your Business

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In 509 BC there was a battle for the Italian city of Rome. The Etruscan army were attacking the city and faced off against the defenders of Rome on the banks of the Tiber river. The story is told that the Romans, seeing their two key commanders wounded during the course of this battle, started to panic. Continue reading

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What is Speaking into Your Business Life?

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In a recent conversation with a colleague, he said “my life is determined by the places I go, the books I read and the people I meet. Each of these are impacting my life.” Jim Rohn said this another way: “To solve any problem, here are three questions to ask yourself: First, what could I do? Second, what could I read? And third, who could I ask?” Continue reading

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Guerrilla Talk

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“Strong minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, weak minds discuss people.” (Socrates) Continue reading

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Speak Life in Business

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As my wife and I were talking about a difficult situation at hand, she shared her opinion, and in an instant the answer became clear to me. Her words of truth illuminated the reality and clearly distinguished the truth from the lie. Continue reading

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Walking with Giants in Business

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“You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” These wise words by Jim Rohn have echoed back and forth in conference presentations and across the internet in recent years. Continue reading

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Are You An Artisan?

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The story is told of a medieval traveller who came across the following scene in 800 AD close to the river Avon in England. As he moved through the countryside, he found a man with a sledgehammer who seemed to be breaking rocks. He asked the man: “What are you doing?” to which the man replied “I am cutting rocks!” Continue reading

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