Has it all been invented?

As a daily practice, I take 15 minutes and just wader around my office, a store, my house, or pretty much anywhere else.  My job in those 15 minutes is to look for new inventions to create, or how to modify already existing items to become even better.  As an Entrepreneur, this exercise helps keep

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Monopoly was BANNED

Yesterday, my young son asked me to play monopoly with him.  The afternoon was open, and I thought it would be fun, so we pulled the box from the closet.  My son is old enough to play the game, but doesn’t have the experience to create a winning strategy yet.  He simply knows that if

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I’m currently attending the Seth Godin Podcasting Fellowship.  It’s a group of a bunch of people all working to improve and refine their podcasting and speaking skills.  Seth promises that the more you give, the more you will get out of it, and the principle is true. I can refine and refine my own message,

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Am I Being Too Subtle? Sam Zell *****

I just finished reading Am I Being Too Subtle? by Sam Zell.  The title and the first page or so made me think this was going to be a book about an overbearing, rude, and self centered Billionaire.  Rather, I found a funny, kind hearted, detail oriented man who was more concerned about performance than

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Book Review: $1,000 and an idea. Sam Wyly (4/5 stars)

I just finished listening to the book $1,000 And An Idea, by Sam Wyly.  In trying to summarize the book in a sentence, I think the best I can do is “When the idea and management are good enough, the money to back it will materialize”. I know it may be insulting to Mr. Wyly

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Hating the 1%

You wouldn’t dream of hating someone because of  their choice of religion, political party, schooling or other lifestyle choices.  But there are those who hate others simply because they are (or perceived to be) wealthy.  Before passing judgement on someone’s human worth because of their net worth, please remember that your snap judgement is about as

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The Drive-thru That Wasn’t

I was in California on business a few years ago when I pulled into a drive-thru restaurant for some dinner.  As I pulled around the side of the building I saw a gate blocking the drive-thru area.  On the gate was a note that “we are no longer able to offer the service of a

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Natural laws

On Halloween night, 2019 I realized I was getting a little overweight and told myself I needed to lose some weight.  “Well, the holidays are coming up” I justified “I’ll do it as a new year’s resolution”.  It was one of those moments where if I’d had a third hand, I would have shaken myself

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Building furniture from Ikea

When we set out to achieve something, it’s important to know the recipe before we begin.  Sure, being entrepreneurs we rarely can see the complete end from the beginning, but we can study it out in order to have a good idea of what we are stepping into. Prime example, we’ve been wanting to get

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Pushing beyond the noise.

Yesterday as I watched another one of Space X’s launches I sat in amazement.  I never grow tired of seeing their feats of engineering that bring a spent rocket back home to land safely on a designated pad (or a floating barge). Just a few years ago, this whole concept seemed absurd, and the nay-sayers

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Concert in the woods

In December, our friends invited my wife and I to a Christmas concert at their cabin in the woods.  Somehow they had arranged for a prominent local artist to come play in their cozy living room for about 45 guests, and we were the happy recipients of an invite.  This particular artist plays my wife’s

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