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Scarcity Drives Value

Scarcity Drives Value

If you're attempting to sell something to someone you need to find out what's scarce.  Most people think it's money but that's seldom what's really in short supply. Planning a trek to the top of the world? There's not much heat up there and people freeze to death...

Economize Where You Can

Economize Where You Can

Economics is the science of managing scarce resources.  When you come to realize that people who trust you, who want to hear from you, who will collaborate with you, and who will support you are scarce resources you'll economize where you can.  

The Free Frenzy

The Free Frenzy

The free sample carts at Costco often cause a frenzy.  People cut the lines, adults grab the last free ice cream sample before children can get them, and brawls even break out from time to time.  That's because free has a way of debasing us. Free scales at Costco...

Carter G. Woodson Think Different

Carter G. Woodson Think Different

It doesn't take much to recognize a problem, and complain about it.  But it takes real dedication, and a commitment to excellence to solve one. That's why Carter G. Woodson makes my list of individuals who not only Think different but do different. Woodson wasn't the...

What Bends The Moral Arc of The Universe?

What Bends The Moral Arc of The Universe?

Gravitational force bends light, and makes you shorter and wider as you age. Though gravity can do all that it still can’t bend the moral arc of the universe towards justice. So what does? People do. The sum total of trillions of small actions by billions of people...

2021 New Years Resolution

2021 New Years Resolution

Times flying.  We're already 4 days N2 2021. Here's a list of a few common New Years resolutions. Make more money Save more money Lose more weight Get more organized Here are a few uncommon New Years resolutions possibly worth considering. Be more generous Give more...

Believe in YOURSELF

Believe in YOURSELF

As you embark on a new year remember U can't change what others think of you, but U can change what U think of YOURSELF. Stop the negative thinking and choose 2 BELIEVE IN YOURSELF especially when others don't. "I am the master of my fate, I am the captain of my soul"...

Take Stock

Take Stock

To take stock (of something) is to think carefully about a situation or event and form an opinion about it, so that you can decide what to do.  New years resolutions seldom last past a solid punch in the nose from reality, but here are just a few things worth taking...

Vision vs Mission

Vision vs Mission

In life, business, and career you need both a clear vision and a clear mission. Vision is where you're going. Mission is why you're going there.

Experiencing Fear and Fear of Experiencing

Experiencing Fear and Fear of Experiencing

For nearly 40 years the memory of Jaws has kept swimmers away from the ocean…that’s shark phobia.  There’s also Arachnophobia, Ophidiophobia, Cynophobia, and a host of other fears that we experience. Then there’s the actual fear of experiencing.  The fear of doing...

I Believe

I Believe

I believe the world would be a better place if we learned to love one another just as we love ourselves. I was motivated to do this video as I was thinking about the tremendous level of distrust, lack of respect and honor we all seem to be developing for one another....

How To Find Good Ideas

How To Find Good Ideas

If you start the search the odds are excellent you’ll find good ideas.  Finding is reserved for those that search.  Good ideas are not reserved for those that hope, for those that wish, nor for those that complain but for those that search. If you seek you will find a...

Nobody Said It’d Be Easy

Nobody Said It’d Be Easy

Doing important work, standing out, and standing up are never easy to do.  Be happy when you encounter hard times as they produce endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope.  And, we are all hoping for something better...aren't we?

How Much Does a Vote Cost?

Sandwiches at the local store are on sale for $5.  If I'm only thinking about the sandwich then it's easy $5 gets me one sandwich.  Except when I start to think about how many calories, or how much sodium I'm getting for that $5 then it's not such an easy decision. So...

Think different.

Think different.

The worlds best brands, be they corporate or personal, have this one thing in common...they think different. I was inspired to create this video after listening to Karen Hamilton encourage students to tap into their creative genius as they participate in a project to...