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How often has one person affected humanity to such a degree that were the fruits of his labor withdrawn immediately from our day-to-day existence, the world as we know it … would essentially stop?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

December 3, 2013

Featuring an interview with Dan Heath, Co-Author of the New York Times Bestselling book, “Made to Stick.”

Why do some ideas spread like wildfire while others sprout and die out? Why do some great ideas, with world-altering potential, die on the vine – never to grace us with their fruit?

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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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Building Yourself a Better Brain

January 24, 2014

An interview with Dr. Rick Hanson, neuropsychologist and author of the bestselling Buddha’ Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love & Wisdom. It has been translated to 21 languages and spent over 300 days on Amazon’s list of top 100 best-selling non-fiction books. Dr. Rick has a new book out called Just One Thing: Developing a Buddha Brain One Simple Practice at a Time. He has taught at Oxford, Stanford and Harvard and his work has been featured in BBC, NPR,, US News and World Report..

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New Year’s Resolution Dissolution – When Good Intentions Go Bad

January 3, 2013

Featuring an interview with Lynne McTaggart, author of “The Intention Experiment,” the first book to invite readers to take an active part in original research and featured in Dan Brown’s new book – “The Lost Symbol.”

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Ten Tips for Being “Good in a Room” in the Complex Sale

July 9, 2012

What is the one trait that’s an absolute “must have” to win the complex sale in today’s competitive sales environment? The skill is critical to your success – in business or life. You must be … “Good in a Room.” What does that mean? Stephanie Palmer, author of the book of the same name, “Good in a Room,” puts it in perspective.

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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.”

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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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The Heroes Journey for Sales … Sorta

July 3, 2011

Can you tell your story – or the story of your business? Tell it so it moves someone – moves them to action? Tell your story so it treads well-worn neural pathways achingly familiar to the human mind and spirit? Time-tested pathways … open, and indeed looking for, great stories? Stories populated with saints, sinners, sorry sad sacks, winners – all, at the core – fighting for their space and place in time?

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Featured Interview: Titanic, Forrest Gump, Roger Rabbit, Twister, Now …

April 13, 2010

Who is this guy? He worked on framing “Roger Rabbit,” helped sink the “Titanic,” summoned the tornadoes in “Twister” and … put the visual chill in “Polar Express.” Also, along the way he’s worked on some of the highest revenue-producing movies in history, including; “Deep Impact,” “Back to the Future parts II and III,” “The Mummy,” “K-19: The Widowmaker.” and “Forest Gump, ” among many others.

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How to Create a World Wide Rave … or NOT

December 18, 2009

How do you get your ideas, stories, products or services to spread like wildfire over the web by millions of people? Are the huge success stories you hear about the viral power of the web just flukes – or can anyone do it? Read on to learn the six rules of a “WORLD WIDE RAVE,” the newest book by David Meerman Scott, number-one bestselling author of “The New Rules of Marketing and PR.” The first 50 people to correctly answer the simple, yet existential question at the end of this article will win a copy of the WORLD WIDE RAVE.

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A REAL Business REALITY CHECK with Bestselling Author Guy Kawasaki

April 20, 2009

What do a billionaire shoeshiner, Bo Diddley, bad PowerPoint, worse e-mail, sabertooth tigers, the Dalia Lama, Starbucks, Donkey O’Tee, a miraculous feline resurrection, bloggers with nothing to say, why Twitter is wrong, and the only real-world reference guide to entrepreneurship and business you’ll ever need have in common? Read on to find out. The first 25 people to respond to me by e-mail with the super-secret codeword (hidden and embedded in the story) will EARN (win) a copy of “REALITY CHECK” by Guy Kawasaki.


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