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Do you have a bonus commute route?

We’re never quite where we actually are.

(Are you nodding right now?)

It’s sad that we’re never quite where we are, in large part because our mind loves having a continue reading

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1984.

Dracula.

There’s something gripping about famous one-word book titles.

The latest book to join that list is called continue reading

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A story about the Mona Lisa of Chairs

Can a simple chair like the one shown in the first image of this story be built without tools?

Even if you are a skilled carpenter, the answer is ‘no.’

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Hardest Sell: Convincing Folks To Know You When You Give Them No Story.

Facebook connects the world.

Twitter is the pulse of the internet.

Shopify ___________. Can you fill in the blank?

Some folks feel that Shopify is a multilevel marketing company. continue reading

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Crisis is a great classroom.

It can make you bitter.

Or, it can make you better.

Case in point: AutoNation, aka the now-largest car dealership network in the US.

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You can get ‘hours’ from anyone. Or, you can lead like Jeff Bezos.

As a business leader, you know that you can get ‘hours’ from anyone.

But how do you find the folks whose values are aligned with yours, folks who can help you create and continue reading

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Small actions repeated relentlessly can result in big change.

// Interview with an author: Chris Guillebeau //

Just had the pleasure of exchanging a few words with my pen pal Chris Guillebeau about his new book, and he graciously agreed to conduct continue reading

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Are stories flight simulators for life?

Sep 10, 2017

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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 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 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 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 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 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?

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