Category Archives: Growing your Business

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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Rippling

A friend died recently.  It was really a fluke that we met at all, let alone became friends. I got her name because of a pick-up sticks-like jumble of intersecting acquaintances and business relationships.  We lived in different cities, so … 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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Motivating With Numbers? or You Get What You Expect Parts 2 & 3

(See Part 1 May 30, 2014 blog entry) What follows are two dialogues between the same two people about the same subject. I have chosen to present today’s story using this format because goals are good, and goals beget goal … Continue reading

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Messages from a Friend

Last week I put my iPhone, my iPad, my Mac Book Air into a white plastic screening bin at the airport.  There we go, I thought, three thousand dollars of stuff!  Then, an even more sobering idea smacked me on … 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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Scalability… is that a real word?

She had a great idea, and unlike so many dreamers, she knew how to make the idea work and acted.  Designer fabrics, specially developed, specially packaged, colorful, a catchy Marimekko with a lighter touch.   It made sense.  She’d studied design, … Continue reading

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Look Up, Look Down, Look all Around

Janet shook her head. “I don’t know. You’d think he’d understand! You would think he should know that I can do this!  You would think his cronies would have a little more patience; I just can’t wrap my head around … Continue reading

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Keep your Eye on the Ball

I was on a mini speaking tour last week.  I do this three or four times a year – go out and speak to groups of CEOs.  It helps me stay in touch with the world outside of my coaching … Continue reading

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