Posts made in November, 2010


If you’ve been feeling under pressure lately, I’m hoping this short post will give you pause for thought and make you feel a little lighter today. Here are reasons why it’s important to give Thanks: Giving thanks immediately makes one ‘stop and smell the roses’.  While that ‘fertilizer smell’ in life may occupy your mind most of the time, putting your face close to the rose fills your heart...

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When Mary Shelley penned her novel “Franckenstein” the concept of creating a mutant humanoid being was far fetched.  Though many readers enjoyed a pleasurable thrill of fear, none of her peers seriously imagined this could ever be a reality. Fast forward nearly two centuries and that concept is not so impossible. It just looks different. Instead of an immediately visible ‘monster’ we’re facing an entire generation of humans being...

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Every business owner / executive has undoubtedly heard many of the very good reasons for having a current business plan. Many businesses put together what I call a ‘traditional’ plan – one that follows certain basic parameters that are useful to bankers and investors in determining whether the business has a hope of success. This type of plan covers the broad strokes of the business operation. But, when it comes to...

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Your reputation is your most valuable asset in business – as well as personally.  It’s something you want to protect and enhance as much as you can. But apparently, not everyone sees it that way. As a writer and marketer, reputation is one of the areas I’m constantly monitoring for my clients. One of the ways to ensure a great reputation is to say what you mean and mean what you say.  Seems pretty simple.  But not...

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