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An Old Dog Learning New Business Tricks – Part 3

May 4th, 2016|Entrepreneurial Spirit, Life, Pop Culture, Relate-able Business|

As you know if you’ve been reading these musings the past couple of weeks, I’m spending a few hours each Tuesday evening learning from middle and high school students as they enter into entrepreneur-dom and experience the wide range of emotions that come with starting their businesses, from excitement and euphoria to disappointment and defeat.  [...]

An Old Dog Learning New Business Tricks – Part 2

April 22nd, 2016|Entrepreneurial Spirit, Life, Originality, Relate-able Business|

If you missed Part I of this 10 part series, let’s catch up quickly.  I was asked to help instruct a group of amazing students in a program called Young Entrepreneur’s Academy.  YEA! is a program that is replicated across the country in counties wishing to better their students’ knowledge and understanding of all things [...]

How to Teach an Old Dog New Business Tricks – Part 1

April 13th, 2016|Life, Old School, Originality, Relate-able Business|

About 6 months ago, I was presented with a business idea created by a company out of Rochester, New York, called YEA! (Young Entrepreneurs Academy).  The company was in the process of launching the program, across the country, to communities and their middle and high schools.  The concept of YEA! is pretty simple, but strong.  [...]

Dear Lee Salz, I Humbly Disagree (an Open Letter on Different Vs. Unique) –

April 11th, 2016|Life, Old School, Originality, Relate-able Business, Sales Improvement|

Lee, from what I can tell, you seem like a very sharp guy. You have excellent points, and your theories seem to be grounded in practical knowledge. Not only that, you write in a fun and conversational way, making for an enjoyable read. Overall, I think you are a good person to follow and will [...]

The Sweet Spot: Where ‘Originals’ Seem to Live

April 4th, 2016|Life, Originality, Relate-able Business, Sales Improvement|

If you haven’t watched it yet, I suggest you take 15 minutes out of your day to watch the “Surprising Habits of Original Thinkers”, a TED Talks speech by Adam Grant. From what I can tell from my EXPERT skills in deductive reasoning, research Adam Grant is a professor (he had a ‘student’ who led [...]

There’s No Substitute for the Original

March 10th, 2016|Originality, Pop Culture, Relate-able Business|

This morning I saw my first look at the trailer for the new Ghostbusters film by Sony, coming to theatres the summer of this year (2016).  According to YouTube, it was first published yesterday, March 3rd, and already has over 9.3mm views.  That’s pretty good, and a full 99,990 gave the trailer a ‘thumbs up’.  While almost [...]