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Inspired by recent movies on time travel, I often think about what I would tell my 20-year-old self if I could. Aside from lottery tickets, or investment opportunities, I would tell him the lessons I have learned.

Do you know if you can’t time travel, what the best way to…


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A pharmacy store was looking at their sales data for their retail products and saw an unusual spike in sales of rubbing alcohol during the summer months. Intrigued, they talked to a few of their customers to understand what was going on.

The customers told them because it was hot…


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Over a decade ago, I joined an organization called Toastmasters. It’s an organization that gathers like-minded individuals and provides an agenda and structure for them to speak either with preparation or without, and then to receive feedback. …


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Although much has been said about being an entrepreneur and starting a company, I think there’s a lot of merit in learning how to be a good employee. For one thing, it provides you with income as you work on building the next Uber. …


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Although I call this the Forest and the Tree Strategy, I learned about this strategy for generating ideas from Edward de Bono in his excellent book Serious Creativity.

The strategy is simply this: any time you want to generate ideas, examine the concepts at a tree or a forest level.


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I have never put much thought into deciding. At first, I might create a pros and cons list. Or I do some research on the internet. Sometimes I trust my gut and then find evidence to support my gut reaction. …


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Every year, around my birthday, I like to write the things I learned, one lesson for every year I’ve been alive on earth. …


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How would you like a gift that would help you enjoy your work and life right now? That’s the premise of The Present by Spencer Johnson. …


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Spencer Johnson is the best-selling author of Who moved my cheese? And I enjoy two things from his books: he uses parables to get his points across, AND the books are often quick reads — ones you could read, reflect, and implement in a lunchtime.

Out of the Maze is…


I am a devout follower of Tim Ferriss. The reason? Tim gets into the specific strategies, tactics and mindsets of successful entrepreneurs, billionaires, CEOs, athletes, chefs and those that are at the top of their craft or industry and translates these into takeaways that anyone can use. …

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