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  • Want Success? Go Global.

    By Kevin on April 1, 2013
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    I’ve been saying for some time that the best opportunities for GROWTH and rapid success is outside the USA. This isn’t just for big companies. I have individual friends who have fast tracked their careers because they were willing to relocate to Asia for a period of time. I...

  • 5 Secrets to Success From Maynard Webb

    By Kevin on March 26, 2013
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    What are the secrets to success? I recently asked that question to Silicon Valley legend, Maynard Webb. Webb was brought in as eBay’s President of Technology back in their startup phase and his team is credited with fixing their notorious crashing server problems. He is currently Chairman of LiveOps...

  • A Simple Cure For Your Fear of Failure (or Rejection)

    By Kevin on March 18, 2013
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    Fear of failure. Almost everyone has it to some degree. Or it’s close cousin, fear of rejection. Why haven’t you started your own business just yet? Why don’t you like giving a speech? Why didn’t you put your name in the running for that big job? And me? Why...

  • Are You Sure You Want to Retire?

    By Kevin on March 10, 2013
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    David McCullough is the Pulitzer prize winning author of John Adams and Truman, and he recently turned 79 years old. Harvard Business Review asked him, “Do you think about retiring?” His response: “When the founders wrote about life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, they didn’t mean longer vacations...

  • 10 Quotes from Stephen Covey That Can Change Your Life

    By Kevin on July 18, 2012
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    Stephen Covey will be remembered most as the author of The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, which sold over 25 million copies.  It’s been many years since I read “the habits” but I was delighted recently when I learned that my 8th grade daughter read The Seven Habits...

  • The Day A One-Armed Man Turned Me Into An Entrepreneur

    By Kevin on July 8, 2012
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    The one-armed man marched right up to me and my life changed forever. Do you remember when and why you first decided to become an entrepreneur? These memories can be used as powerful motivators against the inevitable setbacks, naysayers, and hard work that are bound to come. I remember...

  • 10 Rules for Growth Firms from Jim Collins

    By Kevin on June 1, 2012
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    Verne Harnish, a long-time friend and one of the only business guru’s I follow, passed along these 10 Rules from Jim Collins, the author of Good to Great. Change “what” questions to “who” questions Double your question to statement ratio Embrace the “Stockdale Paradox” – keep getting up when...

  • Billionaire Reveals 3 Words to Save Hours Each Day

    By Kevin on May 30, 2012
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    Eli Broad is the founder of two Fortune 500 companies and has an estimated worth of $6 billion. So when he offers up time management tips, I’m all ears. Excerpts from his recent Fast Company article: People who have been in meetings with me have probably heard me say,...

  • COLIN POWELL’S 13 RULES

    By Kevin on May 25, 2012
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    Retired four-star General, Colin Powell, has a new book out. It’s a good time to remind everyone of his rules for life and leadership. Entrepreneurs in particular need to focus on #13. It ain’t as bad as you think. It will look better in the morning. Get mad, then...

  • 3 Strands in the Plot of Your Life

    By Kevin on May 23, 2012
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    Great fiction moves characters through a stirring plot. Great writers teach that plot should consist of three strands: external, internal, and relationships. The “external” is the events that happen to a character (or what the character does), the internal is the emotional/intellectual growth of the character, and “relationships” are...

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