Month: August 2012

Running Behind

I experienced the joy of a doctor’s waiting room this past week.  After waiting 29 minutes, I asked the staff behind the glass what was up.  With striking disdain and apathy, a grim woman told me, “The doctor is running behind.”  No kidding. At 43 minutes into the adventure, I asked again.  With ice in […]

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The Vision Trap

“I have an incredible, game-changing, transformational vision for the future,” the eager entrepreneur tells me as part of her pitch. Naturally, my next question is, “Specifically how do you plan to execute?”  As I dive three or four questions deeper – asking about cost per acquisition assumptions, which team members should be added and when, […]

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On Second Thought…

A student was in physics class taking a test. The final question on the test was, “Given a barometer, how would you measure the height of this building?” Now, the go-to answer for this is to go to the first floor, note the pressure, go to the roof, note the pressure, and run it through […]

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Reaching Your Next Level: 5 Weekly Habits

Getting to the next level means something different to each of us. For you, it could be launching a startup, landing a big promotion, starting a band, being a better parent, or making a bigger impact in your community. The thing all of us have in common – even the best of the best – […]

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