Monthly Archives: April 2012

Appreciation and Strategy . . .

The words appreciation and strategy aren’t often found together.  Appreciation normally implies friendships and people doing nice things to one another.  Strategy, on the other hand, is often seen as hard-nosed business warfare.  The two words seem to come from … Continue reading

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The Preacher and the Cowboy . . .

One day a cowboy decided to go to church, so he tied up his horse, walked through the white doors and sat down on the wooden bench.  He looked around and noticed that he was the only one there.  After … Continue reading

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A Lesson for all of us from Sony

“Capital isn’t so important in business. Experience isn’t so important. You can get both these things. What is important is ideas. If you have ideas, you have the main asset you need, and there isn’t any limit to what you … Continue reading

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Sedentary Executives . . . Arise

If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn’t sit for a month.                     –Theodore Roosevelt I’ve been sitting far too much lately. … Continue reading

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Worry and Creativity . . .

One of my favourite “guilty pleasures” as a  young boy was reading the satirical MAD Magazine under my bed covers at night with a flashlight.  According to both my Mom and Dad that stuff would rot my brain. Guess I … Continue reading

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One Person Can (And Did) Make a Difference . . .

I very much believe in the power of the individual to make a difference.  In this day and age of BIG government, BIG banks, BIG business seeming to call all the shots on how things gets done, stories like this … Continue reading

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Opportunity and Endless Opportunity . . .

Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.        –Seneca We live in a remarkable age.  An age of opportunity.  At no other time in the history of mankind has there been so much opportunity.  Opportunity to travel … Continue reading

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