A smuggler, a tax collector, and a printer walk into a bar…

Who would have guessed that those people would go on to become some of the most important people our history.  A label. It can be very powerful…and very limiting. Look at just a couple of our founding fathers: John Hancock’s business was built from illegal smuggling.  Sam Adams was an incompetent tax collector. Benjamin Franklin […]

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The Checkmate fallacy…

“Avoid the crowd. Do your own thinking independently. Be the chess player, not the chess piece.” – Ralph Charell “Dad, can you come and play Chess with me?” I actually enjoy playing Chess, but I’m not very good at it. In fact, I’d say that I pretty much suck at it. However, when you’re playing […]

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Scratching the brain itch of ‘beautiful tactics’

Saw a video the other day of our friends daughter who’s a ballet dancer.  The grace and beauty watching her move was amazing. I see that fluid beauty in martial artists as well.  People that are graceful when they move, with an almost “dancer-like” flow in their technique. You watch them, and are like…wow…effortless. Spend […]

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Hell’s Kitchen lesson to increase sales

Pressure. The great revealer of greatness…or not. Have you ever seen Hell’s Kitchen with Gordon Ramsey?  He’s the fire breathing chef that takes people and turns one of them into a head chef at a world famous restaurant.  He’s crass.  Rude.  Direct.  In-your-face.  And really doesn’t care what you think about…well, anything. He creates an […]

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Are you not entertained?

Ready or not, here we come… We’ve fully transitioned into the Age of Entertainment. Think about it.  How many entertainment options do people literally have: 1,000’s of TV stations On-demand music On-demand TV On-demand news 144 character sound bytes The perpetual Facebook scroll The social media mind-meld Millions of cat videos, blogs, opinions, and cringe […]

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