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Tough question

I found this tale of a “tough question” both interesting and challenging. It’s from an interview President Jimmy Carter had with Admiral Hyman Rickover when Carter was just a young man applying for the nuclear submarine program.  Here's the story as described by Carter himself: --------- It was the first time I met Admiral Rickover, [...]

By |2019-10-16T20:26:43+00:00October 17th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments


Long before Yoda uttered the famous words, “Do or do not. There is no try” a similar sentiment on business and life was expressed by famed showman P.T. Barnum, known in his day as a pretty savvy businessman and marketer. It’s dead-on to the concept of what it takes for you and me to [...]

By |2019-10-02T19:10:25+00:00October 15th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Eels well that ends well

One of the enduring mysteries of the age has been the Loch Ness Monster. According to the Washington Post, the Scottish beastie has been sighted over 3000 times since the year 565 AD. The so-called “surgeon’s photograph” of 1934 is the most well-known and iconic. It shows what appears to be an ancient plesiosaur [...]

By |2019-10-02T19:09:34+00:00October 14th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Crazy Notions

There’s a lot of people out there saying it’s “CRAZY” to think the average person can succeed these days with all the odds stacked against them. It’s crazy to think you could have a successful business… create wealth… plan for and live out a happy and healthy retirement… Well, crazy is in the eyes [...]

By |2019-10-02T19:08:26+00:00October 12th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Success Secrets from a 6 Foot Rabbit

Another magic month treat you should check out is the film classic “Harvey.” Based on a Pulitzer prize winning play by Mary Chase, "Harvey" tells the tale of Elwood P. Dowd and his friend - a six foot tall invisible rabbit. Even though Harvey's powerful presence remained a key focus of the film, what [...]

By |2019-10-02T19:07:39+00:00October 11th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Where 80/20 came from

Ever wonder where the 80/20 rule came from? Back in 1906, Italian economist Vilfredo Pareto observed that 80% of the land in Italy was owned by 20% of the population. He also discovered that 20% of the pea-pods in his garden produced about 80% of the peas. This general principle or rule of thumb [...]

By |2019-10-02T19:06:47+00:00October 10th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Can’t focus? Try this…

I’ll admit there’s a touch of irony in me sending you an email on the dangers of electronic media… But I think this will be worth your time. According to a recent article in Harvard Business Review, the average person spends over 12 hours per day engaging with digital media – smartphones, tablets, and [...]

By |2019-10-02T19:05:54+00:00October 8th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Magic Month Quiz

Since October is officially, “Magic Month,” I thought I'd give you a little "magic word" trivia quiz as we head into Fall.  Answers are at the end of the email: 1. When young Billy Batson uttered the magic word "Shazam," he was transformed into what superhero? Underdog Captain Marvel Mr. Fantastic Mr. Incredible 2. [...]

By |2019-10-02T19:04:40+00:00October 7th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Credos to live by

Ever hear of "Kekich's Credos - 100 Rules to Live By"?  I don't recall exactly where I first learned of them, but they’re well worth looking at when you get the chance. In 1978, Dave Kekich was a man at the top of his game – entrepreneur, weight-lifter, runner – but a gym accident [...]

By |2019-10-02T19:02:55+00:00October 5th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

That “90% Fail” stat…

When it comes to starting your own company, you shouldn’t automatically believe conventional wisdom. Case in point: How many times have you heard the statistic: “90% of all startup companies fail.” It’s a chilling number. In fact, it’s more than likely made more than a few would-be entrepreneurs rethink their dreams. Trouble is – [...]

By |2019-10-02T19:02:02+00:00October 4th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments
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