How do you get a lot of ideas?

Don The Idea Guy Linus Pauling said the best way to get a good idea was to get a lot of ideas -- but the question then becomes, how do you get a lot of ideas? The answer is easy... DON THE IDEA GUY!

16 February 2018 ~ Comments Off on Birth of a VanBot

Birth of a VanBot

Super Action League member Lee Hills created this nifty “VanBot” to help people choose the best style camper van suited to their intended use (weekend warrior couples vs. off-the-grid camping family, etc.). Lee’s VanBot has humor, personality, and delivers real value for people researching camper vans. Any auto dealership that sells vans could have built […]

02 January 2018 ~ Comments Off on Your Class Schedule

Your Class Schedule

Your Course Schedule

Simple question: How many business books and online courses did you invest in last year with the intent of learning something new or enhancing existing knowledge? Tough question: How many of those books and courses did you complete? Tougher question: How much of the new knowledge you gained did you actually put into action? Toughest […]

01 January 2018 ~ Comments Off on My Three Words for 2018

My Three Words for 2018


Most people make resolutions this time of year (and then break them a few weeks or months later) but I’ve started following the practice I first learned from author Chris Brogan and choose three focus words to help guide my plans and decisions throughout the year. Some folks choose a single word, but I like […]

10 December 2017 ~ 0 Comments

Minimally Minimalist (or how to get rid of 400 books as slowly as possible)

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I have an addiction… Books. I can’t help myself. When I was growing up, books were the one thing my family always worked into the budget no matter how tight our finances might be. And not just trips to the library to participate in Summer Reading programs and borrow more books than we could carry, (which I absolutely […]

02 December 2017 ~ 0 Comments

The Big Book of Unknown Things


When my siblings and I were growing up, our mother never really got annoyed with the typical questions that precocious and curious kids are want to ask. She’d simply refer us to a resource where we could find out for ourselves. If my mother didn’t know the answer to one of my weird questions, she […]

01 December 2017 ~ 0 Comments

Pointing and Leading


Don’t just Point the way — Lead The Way. Leading doesn’t mean being at the front of the line. It means inspiring people with belief and confidence to follow, even if that means going out on a limb or skating on thin ice. Leaders may take the first steps, but they don’t walk alone.

04 August 2017 ~ 0 Comments

31 Days of Ideas


One of the great ideas I’ve run across online is something called #VEDA. Twice each year Amy Schmittauer of takes ownership of an internet meme called #VEDA — which stands for Video Every Day in August (or April …hence the twice-each-year…). While Amy didn’t personally create this month-long challenge to motivate individuals to commit […]

13 July 2017 ~ 0 Comments

Cause, Effect, Squeaky Wheels, and Newspapers


I recently read couple of articles about the Newspaper industry and the online industry which, while not overtly interconnected, mesh together so well to relate a story-behind-the-story, I can’t help but think of a pithy spin on old cliche that my grandmother one said to me: “The squeaky wheel may get the grease, but sometimes […]

09 June 2017 ~ 0 Comments

Neatly Delivering Value


Most salespeople turn off the value tap as soon as the transaction is complete. Successful sellers keep the relationship (and value) flowing. A while ago I backed a Kickstarter campaign for a smartphone tripod mount called the Glif. Production took a little longer than the creators predicted, in the end they delivered a great finished […]

07 April 2017 ~ 0 Comments

Fires and Flames

Who lights your fire?

Who lights your fire? Who fans your flames? Some people can fire you up, but you also need people who can turn up the heat and help push you to get things done. You likely have one or two people who inspire you to think big thoughts and explore big concepts. A lucky few of you have […]