Posted on September 19, 2014

What Are You Saying Yes To?

At the time of writing, the people of Scotland are carefully considering whether to vote yes to become an independent country. My wife Karen, is from Scotland, so I’m interested in the result even though I have no opinion either way, but as I ...

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Posted on September 17, 2014

The Difference Between a Cook and a Chef

A cook knows how to prepare a meal. He is able to follow a recipe, put together a few ingredients and make something edible. Those who consume the meal are filled. Job done. But a chef isn’t like that. She is an artist, with a knife ...

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Posted on September 16, 2014

Don’t Wish That Life Was Easier

Don’t wish that life was easier. Don’t wish that you were luckier. Don’t wish that you were more comfortable or secure. Don’t wish that you were someone else. Don’t wish that you had less work to do and more time to do it in. Don’t wish ...

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Posted on September 16, 2014

startups, beyond the hype

First let me start that this is one of my pet peeves and not meant in any way to offend anyone or specifically point to any one person, organization or company. With that out of the way… Why the F*** does everyone think they are doing a startup ...

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Posted on September 15, 2014

Flapping Your Wings Isn’t the Same as Flying

A bird doesn’t fly if it flaps its wings but never leaves the branch. You can’t learn to swim if you never leave the shallow end. You can’t write a book if the words stay in your head. A lion cub doesn’t learn to hunt by eating what ...

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Posted on September 12, 2014

10 Random Thoughts For the Weekend

The weekend is almost upon us and I know that many of you are looking forward to the next couple of days off. However, they can be more than an opportunity to drink too much and sleep in the next day.  They can be a great chance to add real, ...

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Posted on September 11, 2014

Seek Wisdom

In 1 Kings 3, not long after Solomon was made king, God visited him in a dream and said, “Ask for whatever you want me to give you.” Solomon responded that he felt inadequate for the tasks and said, “So give your servant a discerning heart to ...

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Posted on September 10, 2014

What Every Professional Has In Common

There are a couple of things that every professional, from every field has in common. Every professional artist. Every professional musician. Every professional athlete. Every professional entrepreneur/business owner. Every professional ...

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Posted on September 10, 2014

Tastes Like Chicken

Tastes like chicken. A dime a dozen. Beige. Part of the herd. A small cog in a big wheel. Don’t let these phrases describe you or your work. They are synonymous for replaceable, a dangerous word in the world we live in. Being average ...

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