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Business

Look To The Ant

Go to the ant, O sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise. Without having any chief, officer, or ruler, she prepares her bread in summer and gathers her food in harvest. How long will you lie there, O sluggard? When will you arise from your sleep? A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of … Continue reading »

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The Glory Of Failing Fast

“The fastest way to succeed is to double your failure rate.” Thomas J. Watson, American businessman   Here’s something you don’t see authors do that often: I’m going to tell you about a personal business failure. Then I’m going to brag about it. I had a product I wanted to get into a market semi-related to … Continue reading »

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Speak Prospect-ese

When it comes to mindless guy TV, it’s tough to beat the World’s Strongest Man competition. These athletes don’t lift barbells. They move around stuff like logs, tractor tires and large kitchen appliances. I can remember watching the first ones when I was a kid. Bodybuilder Franco Columbo was seriously hurt in the competition when … Continue reading »

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P.T. Barnum’s Secrets of Success

Don’t forget to give us some Facebook love. Please like us and share us on your wall. In between the Feejee mermaid, General Tom Thumb and teaming up with Bailey and the Ringling Bros for a circus or two, 19th century show biz giant Phineas Taylor Barnum (P.T. to you and me) had time to … Continue reading »

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The Importance of Balanced Goals

I’m guessing she has the sword if the scales don’t balance out right. Success has many traits. It also has many counterfeits. It’s not too hard to find stories about “successful” businessmen that hardly see their kids. The stories are often accompanied by lines like, “No one ever went to their grave wishing they spent more … Continue reading »

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