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THE INFORMANT: A Second Chance at Life

March 27, 2014

He was 32 years old, earning $1,000,000 per year and 3rd in line to take over leadership of a $70 billion dollar company. Three years later he was sitting in prison making 12 cents an hour. Then … something amazing happened. The sublime beauty and redemptive cleansing of a second chance.

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How to Stay Relevant in Business and Life … Forever?

February 1, 2014

I heard a couple of acquaintances talk about a person they work with that was “older” and no longer contributing to their business. This person apparently couldn’t, or wouldn’t, learn new skills. Or, for that matter, even keep up with the skill-set needed for the job. Age was mentioned, and not favorably. They thought this person should be “put out to pasture.”

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The New Employee … Partner in Purpose?

June 15, 2013

What type of employee would YOU want to help you in a startup? Or in growing a business? In a struggling business? Certainly someone with drive and…

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I’m a Recovering Jerkaholic

October 26, 2012

It sneaks up on you. Subtly. Like the floor after your 4th shot of tequila. Next thing you know? Prevaricating, blasphemous, smellfungus ninnyhammer all-foam no-beer mooncalfs are calling you a jerk. Quickly followed by a public JERK INTERVENTION. I know. It happened to me. Don’t let it happen to you.

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Batman Saved by a Cincinnati Love Story?
Interview with Michael Uslan, Producer of the “The Dark Knight Rises”

March 10, 2014

Who knew that without the love of a Cincinnati girl and her family, Batman and the Dark Knight would have never made it to the silver screen?

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Perfect Isn’t the Enemy of Good Writing – But Social Signals Might be (Gifographic)

January 31, 2014

Good writers (in business or for pleasure) focus on telling their story the best they can. But guess what? Anymore that’s not enough. If you want your content, your product, your story to be found you need to understand social signals and their impact on search engine rankings.

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How to Write a Successful Company “Selfie” Page

December 3, 2013

It’s the second most clicked on page on most websites. That’s valuable real estate. You need your best foot forward. Can you guess what it is? Don’t cheat. Think. Don’t look right below this sentence where the answer is. Think really hard. Give up? It’s the …

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An Inconvenient Genius

February 12, 2014

How often has one person affected humanity to such a degree that were the fruits of his labor withdrawn immediately from our day-to-day existence, the world as we know it … would essentially stop?

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Left, Right and No-Brainers…
The Management vs. Marketing War

October 23, 2012

There’s a war going on in American business. It’s a war that causes great ideas and products to vanish. To get lost in the clear fog of logical logic. A devastatingly destructive war that helps bad ideas take root and flourish (albeit briefly) justified by common sense and … logical logic. It’s Left-Brain Management vs. Right-Brain Marketing.

What does that mean? How does it work? What to do about it? Find out in this interview with bestselling authors Al and Laura Ries.

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The Most Important Thing I Have Learned
Interview with “Rich Dad Poor Dad” Author Robert Kiyosaki

July 24, 2012

I was going to start off with, “What’s it like to sell 28-million copies of Rich Dad Poor Dad?”‘ but I won’t. because it’d probably bore you to tears. You served as a marine helicopter gunship pilot in Vietnam, winning an air award medal, how did that …

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What’s Your Difference?

November 1, 2013

Through the trials and travails of life we rarely stop to think of what we are doing or have done that makes a difference. A real difference. Something that makes the world a little bit better in any way – no matter how small.

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The Business Writer’s Life:
How a Masterpiece Gets Turned into a Disasterpiece

October 15, 2013

Writing for a living is a tough job – depending on your perspective. This was used in a presentation for some business writers. It’s a quick, empathetic, realistic road-map to how a writing masterpiece gets turned into a “disasterpiece.” And what to take from it?

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How to Create and Finish Anything:
Read Steven Pressfield’s “Do the Work”

August 22, 2013

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Do the Work is a shut up and do-it guide. It treads some of the same turf as the “War of Art.” It fights the intractable, implacable, insidious foe of mankind –Resistance. But it’s also an indispensable guide to winning at business or life.

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To Know Success Know No

January 5, 2014

Too short. Too fat. Too dumb. No Imagination. No creativity. No skills. Face for radio. Voice for print. Too macho. Too Wimpy. Too lady-like. Too butch. Too bald. Too much fuzzy hair. Wrong color. Wrong race. Wrong sex. Out of his depth in a parking lot puddle. Neanderthal brain in a Cro-Magnon body. And … just who in the “H–E-doubLe-hockey-sticks” do you think you are?

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The Explosive New Reality Show … Content

September 28, 2013

The question is … how do you connect through the chaotic cacophony and conflagration of content?

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“Two Sets of Three,” Best Advice in Business or Life Ever?

December 17, 2013

What’s the best advice ever given to you in business and life?

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How to Cost Justify a Responsive Design Website
(or any Marketing/PR Campaign) to Your Boss

November 19, 2013

When cost-justifying a responsive design web project , aa marketing or PR campaign to your CFO or Boss … make sure your math DOESN’T add up.

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How to Royally Screw Up Your Social Sharing Numbers

July 19, 2013

It takes a big person to public admit a social media publishing mistake. I’m big … but not that big..

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How Fake Are Your Twitter Followers?

August 27, 2012

Ever wonder about celebrities, politicians and others who have huge numbers following them on Twitter? How do they amass those big numbers – millions of followers? I used to think about it occasionally. Not that I was jealous. I mean I rocketed up to 10 followers and held steady there for three straight years.

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Great Leaders GROW – Interview with Bestselling Author Dr. Ken Blanchard

May 10, 2012

Successful leaders don’t rest on their laurels. Leadership has to be a living process, not a title, not a business card. “The path to increased influence, impact, and leadership effectiveness is paved with personal growth. Our capacity to grow determines our capacity to lead. It’s really that simple.


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