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No Risk, No Gain

It takes guts to be in business. You are called on to make decisions, assess risks, and figure out whether said decision will win – or lose – customers and/or money. If every CEO, business owner and executive didn’t take risks – didn’t pursue their idea in the face of ridicule — then we would…

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The Skateboarder

I was at a park recently, enjoying the summer weather and reading a book. Out of the corner of my eye, I noticed a skateboarder going by. I looked up and noticed that this was not the type of skateboarder that I expected. What I was expecting was a teenage boy skateboarding along effortlessly in…

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Being Positive Overcomes the Challenges

When I was a teenager, my mother gave me a copy of The Power of Positive Thinking. I often think of that book when I’m facing challenges. And as any business owner can tell you, our day-to-day life is full of challenges. It’s inevitable that at some point, clients don’t like your ideas, or you…

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Working in the 21st Century

I have a client who talks a lot about how working in the 21st Century is different from what we’ve done before. This point recently hit home when I worked on a magazine story about using technology to ‘take the office with you.’ I talked to a variety of entrepreneurs and business people who are…

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