How to Risk Genius When You’re Down And Out

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How to Risk Genius When You’re Down And Out

Last week, I wrote about an experience I had with Bob Taylor that reminded me of the importance of diving in and making more bad stuff in the name of figuring out how to make good stuff faster. A lot of heads nodded along in the comments, then TomC chimed in with a comment that […]

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The Truth About Motivation: Push, Pull and Death

Motivation to do anything comes in two forms: push or pull. Push… Push is generally about the avoidance of pain. It’s the “away from” side of the motivational spectrum.” You’re actively pushing yourself away from either a source of current pain or the perception of an anticipated pain. So, if you’re overweight and feeling bad […]

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Everything Else Is Icing

I had the incredible experience of being the closing keynote at my friend, Chris Guillebeau‘s World Domination Summit in Portland a week ago. You can find Chris’ wrap up and links to others here. They do the experience far more justice than I could, with powerful words and gorgeous images. This post is about something more […]

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Bryan Franklin’s Most Dangerous Question on Earth

My friend and one of the wisest business and life sages I know, Bryan Franklin, recently gave a TEDx talk in Vegas entitled “The Most Dangerous Question On Earth.” The video just went up. Some of you may remember that Bryan and I hosted a 90-minute business strategy call in January that had 750 people […]

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Getting Real: Chris Brogan On Making Human Business Work

Chris Brogan is on a mission, though it may not be the one you think… He’s one of the most ubiquitous people on the internet, a speaker at conferences and events globally and prolific beyond measure. But, did you ever wonder what Brogan is really building these days? What’s working phenomenally well for him? And what’s […]

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If Buddha Was CEO: The Four Immeasurables in Business

The ring is my wedding band. Simple sterling silver with four words etched around the outside in the oldest known language, Sanskrit. What are the words? The four immeasurables from Buddhism—Loving-kindness, Compassion, Appreciative Joy and Equanimity. I think about them a lot, each serves as a constant reminder of how I strive to live in […]

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Nothing For Granted

I had an MRI the other morning. It was early. 7:30am. The only people in the waiting area were me and, sitting across, a mom in her forties and her son, a wiry kid with glasses who looked to be about 11. He was still in his pajamas, squished into the chair playing his Nintendo […]

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This Business of Love

Today’s guest post is by Hiro Boga, a friend and longtime member of our community (you’ve seen her avatar and words of wisdom a lot in the comments). She’s a writer, teacher and intuitive business strategist who blends transformative energy technologies, the magic of story, and grounded spiritual practice with pragmatic entrepreneurial principles. She’s also […]

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You Suck

…the air out of a room when you make it all about you. …the life out of everyone around you when you make it all about you. …the joy out of every endeavor when you make it all about you. …the lightness out of every quest when you make it all about you. …the potential […]

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Travel More, Fly First Class and Pay Nothing?

Last summer, my wife, my daughter and I traveled to the other side of the world. We went from NYC to Hong Kong to Bali to Australia, then L.A. and back to NYC. It was am amazing trip. Life-changing for all of us. One that taught us all so much about the world and about […]

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