Thought for today….

What can you do with what you know? “There’s no competitive advantage today in knowing more than the person next to you. The world doesn’t care what you know. What the world cares about is what you can do with what you know.”    
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Thought for today….

What can you do with what you know? “There’s no competitive advantage today in knowing more than the person next to you. The world doesn’t care what you know. What the world cares about is what you can do with what you know.”    

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Are you in the wrong room?

I recently had a discussion with a young entrepreneur about a meeting he had with some friends and business associates about growing his business. He was saying - and quite pleased with himself too - about how he was the smartest guy in the room at that meeting, and...

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Just do it, but get an expert

I mentor at a couple of technology places around the valley, as well as teaching team building and goal setting. Last week I had 2 interesting meetings. First was with some 2 hard-core geeks who had a software product,and wanted advice how to market the software. They...

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Become a better leader

Friday musings on leadership - what makes a great leader? To me it comes down to these 3 questions: How much do people look to you for direction? How deeply do people value your thinking? How supported by you do others feel? The interesting part comes when you do a...

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Don’t do what you love

Many people and self-help "experts" have as dogma that you should "follow your passion, turn it into a business and the money will flow". At the risk of killing the sacred cow, I totally disagree with this. Over my career and travels, I have seen that the best way to...

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Why hard work will never be popular

Hard work is like reading poetry, or ashtanga yoga - because it's hard and most people don't understand it. I hear this all the time about hard work. I hear it from the people I mentor, or those at the gym, or those stuck in low/mid-level corporate world. I hear it...

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What do you think of yourself?

What you think of yourself is more important than what others think of you! One of the most important factors in your success is your level of self-esteem and self-confidence. The only barrier between you and success is yourself - other people are not the problem! If...

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Design your life – be one of the 3%

Most people are more diligent about making their grocery list and spend more time planning their summer vacation than they do designing their life. That is why it is so easy to get ahead in life, stand out and move ahead. Most people (97% of them) can’t be bothered....

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