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How Are You At Darts? - What's Your Focus?

How are you at darts?  This was a question asked at a conference I attended a number of years ago.  I thought to myself “I’m pretty good at darts…” the presenter then asked, “how good are you at playing darts with your dominant hand tied behind your back?” [I have never tried, but I’d imagine […]
May 26, 2021
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Don't Disappear! - Continuing to Evolve

We’ve all heard the saying “a deer in the headlights…”   It’s a phrase synonymous with completely freezing at the sight of an intimidating or stressful situation (you know, like the prospect of being hit by a car…)  Not only is standing still hazardous to the metaphorical deer’s health, it is not good for your business […]
May 18, 2021
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Pilots and Passengers - Thriving or Surviving

Today, I am reminded of a conversation I had with my dad shortly after Hurricane Irma back in September of 2017.  We were talking about how people were responding to the circumstances - some reinventing themselves and thriving, while others really struggling to survive.  Now, as we navigate the impact of COVID-19, our resolve, our […]
May 12, 2021
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Read to Teach

I've recently picked up a new (to me) comprehension technique that has been positively impacting the way I consume content and interact with others - read to teach. It's the concept of reading, with the intent to teach.  It's so easy to simply skim something and potentially miss important aspects of the exchange along the way.  […]
May 4, 2021
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The Principal Violinist - Key Leader

In the earliest formal orchestras, the "principal violinist" was considered the leader of not only the string section but of all of the sections.  The principal demonstrated leadership through a high standard of playing, that all other players would key to during a performance. As these early orchestras grew in size, the effectiveness of the principal […]
April 27, 2021
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Five & Dime - What's Your Value?

As a kid, I remember going to the local "five & dime" general store with my grandmother. Stocked wall to wall with tools, toys, candy, and everything in between, it was one of my favorite places.  They seemed to have [everything], all in one place.  Today, the brick-and-mortar "everything store" of old has been replaced […]
April 20, 2021
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Sawdust - Your Next Big Idea

Sawdust… Something most would agree is the byproduct of viable creation. The cast-off scraps. Luftwaffe pilot and inventor Max Himmelheber would beg to differ. In the early 20th century, Max played a very important role in the "elevation" of sawdust, using it as the base for his biggest creation. Responding to the scarcity of wood […]
April 13, 2021
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We All Love the Origin Story

Bruce Wayne became Batman after witnessing the death of his parents and vowed to stand up for the world’s injustice... Tony Stark became Iron Man after realizing that the people holding him hostage were using the weapons his company produced to hurt the innocent... Jack Napier became the Joker after falling into a large pool […]
April 6, 2021
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In Pursuit of an Orange - Vision of Perfection

An Orange - a vision of perfection. "Because each part is essential. The peel protects the juice, and is useful for recipes or sprucing up a drink.""Its segments are the perfect snacking size, each containing at least one seed - by evolutionary design (to increase the chance of being spread to new places).""Good design to […]
March 29, 2021
1 min read
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