Month: November 2015

How To Be Attractive

We all want to be attractive.  To get to the next level in our lives, we are trying to “attract” people: investors, employees, voters, customers, suppliers, friends, a mate, Facebook friends, Twitter followers, etc.  Of course, we need to turn up the attraction far beyond physical beauty and style to reach our goals in today’s […]

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Trend Hunting

Drones, also known as unmanned aircraft, are getting a lot of attention in the media these days for the role they play in fighting terrorism.  They’re certainly top of mind for those who enjoy learning (and dreaming) about the future. The emerging trend has expanded far beyond the military. Ambulatory drones are being used to deliver emergency medical supplies […]

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Seeding Your Future

How do you know if you’ve accomplished something today? What should you measure if you didn’t deliver something measurable? In an era of dashboards, metrics, and key performance indicators, should every ounce of your energy be directed at hitting near term deliverables? In studying the behavior of the most successful people, I’ve noticed that they […]

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If You Want To Become a Leader, Start Acting Like One

People are constantly asking me for advice on how to get promoted. They want to move up the ranks at their company, take on more responsibility, and expand their spheres of influence. While the notion of being a leader seems nice (but possibly far off), you’ve got it backward. It’s not suddenly that you’re anointed […]

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How Small Choices Help You Conquer Big Temptation

When Darth Vader tried to persuade young Luke Skywalker to join the dark side, it wasn’t a very compelling proposition. Who wants to wear a creepy outfit, talk weird, and live like a monster? If the dark side were that unappealing, it would be easy to say no. But that’s not what modern-day darkness looks […]

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