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“That business plan changed my life,” said no one, ever.

“Your approach to growing a business is the TOTAL opposite of the traditional approach. Has anyone ever told you this before?” read the first paragraph of an email I got the other day from a new client. continue reading

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Why is it so irresistible?

The top 4 kinds of content which make the internet compelling… strike that.

The top 4 kinds of content which make the internet irresistible — so irresistible that authorities have to pass laws to force us to tear ourselves away from it while driving — come from these categories: continue reading

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You’re a…

professional writer.

// Interview with an author: Brandon Bruce, author & co-founder of cirriusinsight.com //

Don’t agree?

Don’t you, every day, type some words on the screen and share them with your friends, colleagues, and/or clients? continue reading

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How often do you hear folks say ‘Knock on wood?’

Even in 2017, appeals to magic are as popular as ever.

Ever wonder why that is?

My 2¢: Is it because even the most rational among us feel that creating anything good usually takes a pinch of magic? continue reading

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To build a successful business, you need …

to solve an expensive problem.

// Interview with an author: Eric Hinson, author & founder of explainify.com //

It’s true: solving just one expensive problem is all you need to build a successful business. continue reading

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You Can Win By Doing Wrong

Lance Armstrong.

Bernie Madoff.

Ben Johnson.

Enron.

Bre-X.

Once upon a time, all of the above were winners, no?

Does seeing the word ‘winners’ next to the above names irk you? continue reading

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What can this New Yorker cartoon teach us about life & biz

Agree or disagree: Even if the people in this cartoon were represented with a stick figure, you’d still laugh.

Takeaway: Every business and organization depends on words with impact. continue reading

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Get open.

The NFL.

The NBA.

The English Premier League.

Those three are among the most-watched sports leagues in the world.

Billions of folks tune in every day to watch their favourite teams. continue reading

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This is how you floss a profession.

Real conversation, even a brief one, catches fire.

Most people don’t mind when such a thing happens because, in those joyful moments, they experience a transformation which they subconsciously crave: they stop focusing on themselves. continue reading

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