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Tough question

By |October 17th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

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, and we sat in a large room by ourselves for more than two hours, and [...]

Doing

By |October 15th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

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 succeed in pretty much everything we do. Take it away PT... -------------------------------------------- WHATEVER YOU DO, [...]

Eels well that ends well

By |October 14th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

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 drifting calmly in the water.  Sadly, for true believers, that photo has been acknowledged as [...]

Crazy Notions

By |October 12th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

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 of the beholder. I did a little search and came up with a few other [...]

Success Secrets from a 6 Foot Rabbit

By |October 11th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

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 comes through in spades is the warmth, charm, and overwhelming goodness of the main character, [...]

Where 80/20 came from

By |October 10th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

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 is generally known today at "Pareto's Principle" or the "80/20 rule." Subsequent economists and business [...]

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