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Weekly Project Ritual

All of us jump to conclusions(1) once in a while– its because we don’t have perfect information at the time we make a decision. Especially when we have a complex technical solution to deliver, this reality can present a challenge. … Continue reading

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Chickens

Imagine you are a Peace Corp worker in some third world country– let’s call it Budzaria. You find that the local Budzarian people are not getting enough protein in their diet, and that one cause is that while they do … Continue reading

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Your Problem

Your Problem is not the Problem: Dyana Valentine “Dyana Valentine is not for the faint of heart. She’s spent 13+ years teaching leaders to listen to themselves and complete seemingly impossible projects—we’re talking major brand overhauls, six-figure product launches, full-fledged … Continue reading

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Seth Godin

Seth Godin has the most popular marketing blog written by one person. “If I fail more than you do, I win. “Instead of out-thinking the competition… it’s worth trying to out-love them. “Everyone is working hard on the thinking part, … Continue reading

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The Pony

Peter Robinson had been a speech writer for Ronald Reagan. Kathryn Jean Lopez interviewed him for the National Review Magazine, 12-23-2003. Lopez: What’s your most treasured life lesson inspired by RWR? Robinson: That one’s easy. The pony in the dung … Continue reading

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Team of Rivals

When Abraham Lincoln built his Cabinet, he included many of his rivals. William Seward at State, Edward Bates at Justice and Salmon P. Chase at Treasury– all were Lincoln’s rivals for The White House, who initially hated this new President, whose … Continue reading

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Discretion Ritual

Like Lord Burghley 1520-1598, use discretion, humility and tact. Avoid entanglements. He was an excellent administrator and brought order and stability to the Royal Court and House of Lords. He believed in religious tolerance, so long as subjects were loyal … Continue reading

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Contract Clauses

My “certification” is in Marketing, and not in Contract Law. Contract clauses is not my area of strength. Regardless, in researching any topic, from aardvark to zymurgy, we all still simply ‘Google’ the subject. So, here are a few suggested … Continue reading

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Doing the Right Thing

We want to do the right thing. The trouble is, we want to do the right thing based on what we believe at that given time. With the advantage of hindsight, of course, many times we would ask for a … Continue reading

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To Resolve Misunderstanding

“If you would win a man to your cause, first convince him that you are his sincere friend.”  — Abraham Lincoln “Many times, there is no conflict— the hard part is simply getting the conversation started.” (Remember the free toaster the … Continue reading

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