07 September 2016 ~ 0 Comments

500+ Idea Summit

register for the free Idea Summit and get 500 free business ideas!

A great big congratulations to my friend Beck Power for launching her Idea Summit today! Not only has she shared interviews with 20 different people on the topic of ideas, creativity, and putting those creative ideas into action — she’s also created a list 500 quirky business ideas that she’s giving away for free in […]

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09 March 2015 ~ 0 Comments

The Most Important Person In The Meeting

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Stephen Colbert was recently interviewed and asked a question about how he had honed his interview skills during his time as host of Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report. Surprisingly, his answer had little to do with watching more experienced members of the traditional press do interviews and more about his own experience when he was learning […]

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17 October 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Want the credit? Take the blame.

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Everybody wants to take the credit for a great idea, but nobody wants to take the blame for the bad ones. The trouble is, you’re never going to get that great idea put into action unless you take a chance on a few bad ones. Most other people don’t want to get blamed when a […]

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12 September 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Relationships are inefficient

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Relationships are incredibly inefficient. You have to identify a likely potential candidate, present yourself in a way that you hope they will find compelling and attractive, if they agree to the possibility of a relationship you have the whole let’s-hang-out-together-trial-runs, and if the other party finally decides that YES, you are the one for them — you have […]

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08 September 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Find Another Room

Thanks to my bright friend Darcy Blessing, I had the opportunity this past weekend to sit around the table with some other really bright people that I’d never met before. No agenda. No task list. No ulterior motives. Nobody was trying to “get business” from anyone else at the table. Just a collection of people […]

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27 May 2014 ~ 2 Comments

Are You Earning or Burning?

Everything you do Earns a sale (earns a conversation, a returned email, another phone call, a visit to the showroom, a positive online review), or Burns a sale (they never want to hear from you again, they tell 10 friends about their terrible experience with your company, they tell 10 million people on the internet […]

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05 February 2014 ~ 0 Comments

SlideShare Smarts

About five years ago I discovered SlideShare and decided to upload a couple of my older slide presentations along with a version of my book “100-Whats of Creativity“.  Every so often SlideShare sends me an email with a running count of views they’ve received and at one point the SlideShare version of my book earned […]

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29 January 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Complete The Connection

If you’ve ever been connected with another person through the unsolicited efforts of a third-party mutual friend, they took a risk in order to put the two of you together. In making the referral, that person extended their own reputation (what each of you thought about him or her individually) in the hopes of creating […]

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17 January 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Facebook’s Content Eclipse

Among Dictionary.com’s definitions of the word “Eclipse” are the following: A reduction or loss of splendor, status, reputation, etc. To make less outstanding or important by comparison. In the past I’ve always told my consulting clients that Facebook was a great place to find and connect with people who are interested in the products and […]

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03 December 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Gary Vaynerchuk’s New Book vs. My Old Post

Master marketer, social media maestro, and wine geek Gary Vaynerchuk released his latest book last week — Jab, Jab, Jab, Right-Hook is a study in case studies of real, measurable, and remarkable response and results from integrated marketing efforts. Distilled to its essence, Gary’s primary point is that you Give, Give, Give FIRST (jabs) and […]

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