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Does 10,000 Hours Make the Best Businessman?

Posted in - All About ME & Building Business Relationships & innovation & Sales and Marketing in 2010 & Uncategorized & What's in my head now? on July 9th 2010 2 Comments

In Malcolm Gladwell’s book, Outliers, he talks about the rule of 10,000 hours. He cites researchers agreement that “10,000 hours of practice is the optimum time needed to gain expertise”. He goes on to demonstrate in a myriad of industries that all experts in a field have a minimum of 10,000 hours …

Don’t Blame For Profit’s Innovation! Blame State School’s LACK OF

Posted in - higher education & Uncategorized & What's in my head now? on July 4th 2010 7 Comments

Am I one of the only people who want to say “thank you” to the for profit schools? To the online higher education market? Thank you University of Phoenix and Kaplan University and all of the other universities who had the courage almost a decade ago to take a risk. …

Inspiration at The Airport

Posted in - Uncategorized on June 14th 2010 2 Comments

One of the only times I get “me” time is at the airport. I used to hate the airport, and now try to get there 2-3 hours early after a hard week of work simply to sit at the bar, read a book, have a drink, and just BE. My favorite part is …

Part 2 of “The Recipe to Become a Sought After Consultant”

Posted in - Uncategorized on May 17th 2010 0 Comments

We’ve already discussed track record and now want to look at the sub-category of, “relationship building / networking”.

This falls right after “track record” as when you begin consulting, who are your easiest clients to target? Those you have built relationships with in the past.

How do we build relationships? I was lucky enough to …

The Recipe to Become a Sought After Consultant

Posted in - All About ME & Building Business Relationships & Building PEOPLE Relationships & Sales and Marketing in 2010 & Uncategorized on May 16th 2010 9 Comments

50% Track Record
50% Relationship Builder / Networker

Is it really so simple?

Under each of these areas are several bullet points / advice on how to mazimize each bullet point; but once you hear my story, I have proved this is the recipe for a thriving ‘restaurant’.

While I was working in the corporate world, I always did …

Social Media + Keeping it Real = Money, Learning, and Great Friends

Posted in - All About ME & Building Business Relationships & Building PEOPLE Relationships & Sales and Marketing in 2010 & Uncategorized on May 13th 2010 2 Comments

As social media continues to dominate the web space as well as play a part in most of our daily lives, I began using social media tools several years ago; but never with the intention that it would “get” me anything. I did it for the simple reason that…I’m social. I genuinely have …

The Power of “WE” vs. “I”

Posted in - All About ME & Building Business Relationships & Building PEOPLE Relationships & Sales and Marketing in 2010 & Uncategorized & What's in my head now? on May 12th 2010 6 Comments

In a conversation with fellow blogger, consultant, thinker, coach, and innovator, Josh Allan Dykstra, he brought to my attention an article written by Pixar’s CEO called, “How Pixar Fosters Collective Creativity”. Our original discussion was surrounding a blog post I did months ago as well as a TED video talking about how …