Category Archives: Vision

Beginnings and Endings

“In the beginning….” People of Christian tradition know the words.  Just say “In the beginning” out loud and others join in around you with “God created the heavens and the earth….” These are the opening lines of the Christian creation … Continue reading

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Nikolas Makes Something out of Nothing (Part 2 of 2)

Previously on Nikolas Makes Something out of Nothing… I’m going out to seek my fortune!  That’s what Nikolas told his parents as he left the relative safety and conformity of his carefully selected college preparatory school.  His parents were shocked … Continue reading

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Nikolas Makes Something out of Nothing (Part 1 of 2)

“Break year, you must be kidding, Nikolas, tell me you are kidding!” “Mom, no, I’m not kidding, I want to take a break year, lots of kids….” “Not until you finish twelfth grade, and not until you finish your university … Continue reading

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Scrooge 15 Years after the Graveyard

For Immediate Release: Announcing an International Media Event:  Sir Ebenezer Scrooge interviewed by Sir David Frost (the spirit of). London – December 23, 2014 – The Financial Times has arranged for the ghost of Sir David Frost, OBE to conduct … Continue reading

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Why Exactly Are We Doing This?

One day, about thirty-five years ago, the following happened at our seven year old computer services business.  At the time, we employed 75 people, working out of two floors of an old office building in downtown Seattle.  We were successful, … Continue reading

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Idea of the Decade

Aping the well-worn, but dazzlingly lit, jerkily choreographed “Idol” format, six entrepreneurs were invited to Radio City Music Hall in New York to pitch their ideas.  Six young business wannabes taking the same stage as Bob Dillon, Yo Yo Ma, … Continue reading

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the BIG picture

At Starbucks She said: “What do you want for your 60th birthday?” He said: “Oh gosh, don’t ask, I’m trying not to think about that.” “Well, I wouldn’t be much of a friend if I didn’t get you something.” “Okay, … Continue reading

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Email to Philippa

Her name is Philippa, (Pippa for short), and yes, she is short, five feet tall and yes, she was named by her mother in memory of her father, Phillip, known to his contemporaries as Phillip the Great.  The “Great” was … Continue reading

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