Courtesy of H. Kopp Delaney

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How often has one person affected humanity to such a degree that were the fruits of his labor withdrawn immediately from our day-to-day existence, the world as we know it … would essentially stop?

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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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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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“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 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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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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Robert McKee’s “Principle of Creative Limitation,” Stays Inside the Box

May 27, 2012

Out of the box thinking. How many times have you heard that? What does it mean? It’s supposed to connote creative thinking. But what happens if you stay in the box… and make it smaller?

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3 Positive Ways to Deal with the Negative World

April 22, 2013

Recent world events that have brought such overwhelming tragedy and negativity can make us spiral downward, creating despairing attitudes and dismal spirits. These affect our work. We’re less productive. We miss our sales goals. We wander away from family and friends. How do we get back on track? Find. Focus. Finish.

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The “Secret” is a Trick

August 21, 2012

Times are tough. If you’ve lost your job, your house, or your hope for a better future it’s enough to make you feel like a loser. Make you feel completely alone. How to turn it around?

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The Power of Resistance: Lessons Learned from Bestselling Author Steven Pressfield

February 25, 2012

I’ve had the good fortune to interview and work with many great storytellers over the last few years.  J.D. Meier, program manager for Microsoft’s Patterns & Practices team, and author of the “Sources of Insight”blog, asked me what the most important lessons I’d learned from the high-profile “working” writers and storytellers … the ones who actually make a living doing it.

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The White Knight of the Dark Knight
Interview with Hollywood Producer Michael Uslan

June 16, 2012

It started when he was a young boy. An obsession to right a terrible wrong. The Batman that played on television in his youth was a far cry from the original Batman comic books. It was joke. In his mind the real Batman was being dissed – comically. The young man made up his mind that someday he would avenge the Batman. And he did.

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How NOT to Stand Out in Any Crowd

January 20, 2012

You, your product, your service, your company, is good … maybe great. It’s different, unique, totally rad, awesomeroo and bloggerific. It even (occasionally) delivers real business value; makes an authentic difference in business or life. But … no one has heard of you. You haven’t even heard of you! Here’s how to get your message out – or not. Featuring an interview with Sam Horn, author of “POP! Stand Out in Any Crowd.”

I have sinned and I have suffered,
Played the hero and the knave;
Fought for belly, shame, or country,
And for each have found a grave.

- General George S. Patton

From the backstabbing co-worker to the meddling sister-in-law, you are in charge of how you react to the people and events in your life. You can either give negativity power over your life or you can choose happiness instead. Take control and choose to focus on what is important in your life. Those who cannot live fully often become destroyers of life.

- Anais Nin

Character is Coin of the realm

An Affair Shakes the Presidency … In Scandal or Crisis, Character is the Still the Coin of the Realm

January 28, 2012

The story and interview that follows is not about avoiding a scandal or crisis, but how one American President through strength of character dealt with a situation that threatened his presidency, his reputation, his place in history and … America’s credibility.

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From Ode to Misery to Ode to Joy

January 25, 2012

How could the absolute worst pitch of all-time lead to anything positive? This one did. It was a miracle and soulfully enriched beyond belief. It was meant to be passed on.


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