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The Arithmetic of Relationships > What’s Our Mutual Net Profit?

Sep 08, 14 The Arithmetic of Relationships > What’s Our Mutual Net Profit?

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“There is an eloquent tale about the difference between Heaven and Hell. It is said that in both places, the occupants are presented with opulent tables laden with exotic foods and given four-foot long utensils with which to eat. In Hell, people are miserable and starving because they cannot imagine how to get food to their...

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I Apologize. Not Me. Nix “I Am Sorry” From Our Lexicon

Feb 10, 14 I Apologize. Not Me. Nix “I Am Sorry” From Our Lexicon

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You may have heard: Toronto mayor Rob Ford recently apologized for smoking crack. His apologies are fun to watch. You know he’s faking, and he’s so brazen you almost root for him. His mouth is making the word “sorry” while his brain is thinking: yeah, I smoked it, so what? Get off my back. You all in the press corps...

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I Am Just Saying,,, Nothing!

Sep 07, 13 I Am Just Saying,,, Nothing!

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Words of sound and fury signifying nothing. Let’s ditch these meaningless placeholder words and say something useful! Its been a while since I  have been writing, but lets start to change that. “I would have written a shorter letter, but I did not have the time.”  – Blaise Pascal  Truthfully, I woke up today and...

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Origen Restaurant – Oaxaca’s Humble Servant of the Terroir

Feb 17, 13 Origen Restaurant – Oaxaca’s Humble Servant of the Terroir

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Precious, Priceless, and Precise. Origen in the Oaxaca city core. If  Thomas Keller, Wolfgang, Nobu, Emeril, Julia Child and James Beard had one night in Oaxaca, there would be no choice but Origen. This is new new Oaxaca. We live through stories; experiences shape our minds and live in our soul. This story starts with a...

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10 Magic Questions to Make Your Project Go Right- How to Kick Ass by Kicking Assumptions

Jan 26, 13 10 Magic Questions to Make Your Project Go Right- How to Kick Ass by Kicking Assumptions

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How to Kick Ass by Kicking Assumptions Some people are word people. They really like words. Me, I’m more of a deeds guy. But there is one word I really don’t like. That word is “assume.” It’s use screws up more promising projects and progress than just about anything I know. Most people have heard that old line...

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Clout v. Klout: Why They Aren’t the Same Thing, And Never Will Be

Apr 18, 12 Clout v. Klout: Why They Aren’t the Same Thing, And Never Will Be

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“Leadership is influence.”  – John C. Maxwell There’s been a lot of noise lately over a company called Klout, which just raised another $30 million in funding from several big-name venture capital firms. Klout, for those who don’t know it, attempts to put a single numerical value on your online influence across...

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Burning Man meets Davos? The Summit Series

Mar 25, 12 Burning Man meets Davos? The Summit Series

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The Summit Series Does it Right, But PLEASE Don’t Go Have you ever had a perfect weekend? A perfect experience? Have you ever been part of an intentional, if temporary, community built out of seemingly thin air that coalesced into a deeply meaningful and rewarding experience for the rest of its short existence? It seems Wired...

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Transforming Tony, or How 2 Great Books on a Mountain Saved my Life and Strife

Nov 27, 10 Transforming Tony, or How 2 Great Books on a Mountain Saved my Life and Strife

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“Nothing will benefit human health and increase chances of survival for life on earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet.” – Albert Einstein Half a lifetime ago, I was a mess. I was in my early 20s, an entrepreneur building a burgeoning chain of boutique retail shops, and my body and mind were falling...

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HIGH HELLS – The Demise of Powerful Femininity

Jul 04, 14 HIGH HELLS – The Demise of Powerful Femininity

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The Demise of Powerful Femininity Starts with High Heels  If high heels were so wonderful, men would be wearing them. - Sue Grafton The end of World War II and the return of men to the home front sent newly emancipated Rosie the Riveters back to traditional households and baby rearing. The freedom promised by wartime work and...

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The Spirit of Suck-cess – The True Cost of Ultra Low Cost Airlines

Sep 15, 13 The Spirit of Suck-cess – The True Cost of Ultra Low Cost Airlines

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“The goal as a company is to have customer service that is not just the best but legendary.” - Sam Walton, Founder of Wal-Mart In all the tributes after Steve Jobs’ death, one achievement received relatively little attention: the impact Apple Stores have had on his company’s customer relationships. Yes, many adore...

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