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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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Mind the Gap!

I love the way the Brits express themselves.  Mind the Gap… the most important thing you should be thinking about when you are getting on or off the Tube (the subway)!  This sign couldn’t be more clear, concise, or evocative.  … 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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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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The Boat

I once worked with a young CEO- we’ll call him Sam.  When we first met, he was in graduate school at MIT studying business after having studied physics after having studied engineering.  As an underaged high school wiz, he blew … Continue reading

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The First Week of the New Year: Get Yourself Ready for Tomorrow

The new year finds me writing a piece about the entrepreneur’s journey, a kind of parable.  It’s turning out to be a longer piece than I originally intended.  But as I write this parable, and as I remember and relate … Continue reading

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The Shortest Day of the Year

The Alarm goes out at midnight!  Emergency sirens shriek in the darkness where hundreds of millions of people sit downcast, ears wringing, deep sighs, eyes closed, foreheads creased in surrender.  On CNN, the visual staccato starts… “Breaking Story” races across … Continue reading

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Alex, a before-sucess Story

To me, a good story is a useful story. So, as an antidote to overly crafted success stories, I look for the stories that tell of the before-success, before the hero attains stature, before the story covers over the protagonist … Continue reading

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