Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.

My friend, Tom Tiernan, sent me this powerful and beautiful speech from Steve Jobs as he was addressing Stanford graduates. Tom is a guy who wants to settle for nothing less than living fully into his passion. Thanks, Tom. Text of the Commencement address by Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple Computer and of Pixar AnimationContinue reading “Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.”

Are You Working in Vanity?

Marcus Buckingham stated, “Damage control can prevent failure, but it will never elevate you to excellence” in his book, Now, Discover Your Strengths. He makes the strong case that if you do not have the hardware in your being – the raw talent like empathy, presence, responsibility, etc. you will have a frustrating time tryingContinue reading “Are You Working in Vanity?”

Is Your Desire Costing You Something? Why Not?

In Napolean Hill’s classic book, Think and Grow Rich, he agrees to become Andrew Carnegie’s understudy to document and understand the secrets to creating wealth. The deal Carnegie offered was that he spends years with him and captures the secrets, however, Carnegie will not pay him anything. Eventually Napolean Hill goes on to become wealthyContinue reading “Is Your Desire Costing You Something? Why Not?”

Someone Else’s Dime

“Why should you learn on your own money and make mistakes that cost you money? You should learn on someone else’s dime. That’s the easiest way to do things.” – Martin Grunder Charles Shipman Payson transported sugar in the 1940’s on freighters. He did it in liquid form because sugar was taxed heavily otherwise. TheContinue reading “Someone Else’s Dime”

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