Podcast – The Uncomfortable Truth – Episode 40: The Lobster Principle

How a crustacean can demonstrate positive traits for all of us by being vulnerable.  Lobsters are not just for the seafood enthusiast. Pay attention, as they can provide valuable lessons that you need to be in tune with – for business and for life.

Podcast – The Uncomfortable Truth – Episode 39: Shut It Down

Wherein government might be improved if those making the laws were subject to the consequences of those laws.   Remember the recent government shutdown? It means absolutely nothing when the people shutting it down don’t face any consequences for doing so, we need our lawmakers to be more accountable.

As Long As You’re In Town…

Find a convention or conference that attracts your ideal buyers. Invite those people most appropriate to a breakfast, or drinks, or an informal dinner. Don’t associate it with the conference, since that often irritates organizers. Don’t use a conference site meeting room.  Use a nearby hotel or book your own large suite. The idea is, “While you’re in town, would you like to get together informally with a dozen of your peers, exchange ideas, and hear about the latest best …

What Are You Thinking?

Major league baseball players often place weights on their bats while in the “on deck” circle preparing to go to bat. The philosophy is that the bat will be lighter without the weights, therefore their swing will be faster and better able to hit a fastball. Data analysis showed that there is zero correlation between those using weights and those not using weights in terms of hitting effectiveness, and even those who sometimes use weights and sometimes do not, show …

It’s Not Where You Start, It’s Where You Finish

My son often tries to remind me that, “You and mom don’t live in the real world” because of my success and our lifestyle. And I’m fond of reminding him that I lived in the “real world” for a very long time, and think about it every day, because it makes me appreciate what I’ve been able to accomplish every day. This ain’t my daddy’s money. It’s not surprising what discipline, hard work, and talent can accomplish. My high school sweetheart/wife …

Reporting the Facts

The New York Daily News screamed that the horrible attack at the Annapolis Star was caused by right-wing extremism against the media. Sean Hannity, responding to the event, who is a conservative commentator, said that he predicted liberal Congressional Representative Maxine Waters would create extremism from the left with her reckless calls for action against President Trump. (He now denies this.) The violence was apparently from a man who had a long standing grudge against the newspaper and who had filed defamation …

Going From Where to Where

There seems to be a groundswell of interest in these services that tell you your lineage. You may find potential relatives or correct your assumptions about where you’re from. Instead of being Serbian, which you were told by your family, you’re actually Cherokee. I think there might also be a Neanderthal connection that’s provided. I find it interesting that there’s so much of a fascination about where we’re from, while at the same time most people don’t seem to focus …