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A Smart Idea

When Canada played the Soviet Union in the ‘72 Summit Series, the Canadian players watched the Russians practice. The Russian coach, Viktor Tikhonov, was holding a stopwatch and he was limiting his lines to 30-second shifts. Nobody had seen this … READ ON >

Getting Unstuck

  “The secret to getting ahead is getting started.” – Mark Twain   The last couple of ‘stuck’ blogs have hit a nerve, so if you’re new to the blog you might want to review the last couple of posts. … READ ON >

The Reason You’re Stuck

I received a number of emails last week from people who indeed felt stuck. This blog is for them, and for all of you who were too stuck to email in. I’ll explore getting unstuck over the next bunch of … READ ON >


Every market in the world has a base of clients who need solutions, a middle group of clients that are seeking something a little more unique, and a top group of clients who are willing to invest more time and … READ ON >

Hire A Coach, Not An Assistant

“Invest in as much of yourself as you can; you are your own biggest asset by far.” — Warren Buffett   She might tell you to hire an assistant anyway, but the first hire should be a coach. I was … READ ON >


The best way to get unstuck is to not wait for the right answer or the obvious path to present itself. This thinking is precisely why you are stuck! Beginning without being able to see the ending is really hard, … READ ON >

Life As Baseball

As of 2015, the average male lives to be about 82.14 years. If you think of life as a baseball game, 9 innings long, that means that each inning is roughly 9 years long. The math isn’t exact but neither … READ ON >

He Said You Have To Try …

Today’s blog is a repost from one Dennis wrote in 2014. It’s message is one that he’s been thinking about lately, this notion of try, try, try.   I’m feeling for Sir Mick these last few days since the tragic … READ ON >


In the blockbuster super hero movies, Robert Downey Jr. plays Tony Stark, aka Iron Man. In the stories, Tony has a digital assistant named Jarvis, who is a number of evolutions beyond what Siri is today. Jarvis’ comprehension is human-like; … READ ON >

3 Secrets For A Wildly Successful Business

Make stuff or do stuff that is amazing If you have something that is one of a kind and amazing, that’s one thing. If you sell something that a lot of other people sell, then you have to decide if … READ ON >