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The end of time

This just might be the end of time. And space. And cause and effect. Plus a host of rules and principles to boot. It’s a big call, I know. Read on and then decide if this is as big a…

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You have 2 years to get this right

What are you good at? What skills do you possess that you feel help you in business? Take a moment to write them down. Write down at least half a dozen. Now, once you have your list, compare it with…

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Is this the year?

So, here’s the problem with new year resolutions. They lack resolve. Or rather, we do. Each January 1, we make a vague promise to ourselves. We know we’ve never kept any of these promises from new years past. In fact,…

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So simple a child

“My five-year-old could do that.” An acquaintance is looking at a drawing on my wall. Two figures, one big and one small, are looking up towards a star. The figures are simple, nothing but a few black lines and dots….

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Eye of the beholder

I was gazing at a bottle of whisky recently (as is my wont). It’s a favourite whisky from a favourite distiller. It sells in the USA for about US$95 a bottle. I love the whisky, but I hate the label….

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YOU’RE UNFIRED

“Nick, I’m going to have to let you go.” Nick isn’t happy. “Letting me go is a mistake.” “What do you mean, a mistake? We’re just not getting the best from you. Your productivity has dropped. Your commitment and passion…

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Slow down to speed up

Cows, river, horse, mountain, village, autumn leaves, café, canoeists, ferry, pelicans. On a motorway, landscapes slur into a continuum of meaningless and disconnected blinks. No soon have we noticed something than it has been replaced by the next transitory image….

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What are you building?

Are you building a business? Are you building a portfolio? Are you building a network? A nest egg? These are the things that many of us focus on building. Can you see what they all have in common? They’re all…

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Why stop at why?

Why? is a great question. Kids ask why all the time. They ask because they don’t know why. Why is that lady fat? They don’t know if she’s fat because she’s pregnant. They don’t know what pregnancy is. They’ll learn…

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Last drinks at the first chance saloon

The squeak of the saloon doors announces the stranger’s arrival. A coupe of the regulars glance his way. One nods a silent greeting. The stranger doesn’t miss the regular’s slight smile. Bad luck, it says. The stranger crosses the room…