Business & Entrepreneurship

It's been three years since I posted the story of how I made the task of creating a brand statement into a fun process. I've recited the Learning Partners verses many times at networking events, but always meant to get a video version done. And finally, I've done it! Doggerel?... Read more →


I had the good fortune to have Angela Duckworth teach several segments of the Positive Psychology certificate program I took a couple of years ago. She used the research that led to her book, Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance, as examples throughout. So I continue to follow her... Read more →


When Yvonne showed me the Stories from the Trenches she'd collected over the years from our author friends to include in our upcoming book, The How to Write a Book Book: Your Step-by-Step Plans for Bringing BIG IDEAS to Life One Page at a Time, I decided my contribution would offer a few specific lessons derived from the HGTV stars we enjoy watching together. Here are excerpts from that chapter: Read more →


Perhaps in Buddha’s time it made sense to identify your calling “and then, with all your heart, give yourself to it.” And as the quote implies, expect to spend the rest of your life at that pursuit. Buddha’s Blunder? I’m not that old, so I can’t be sure if it... Read more →


After “retiring” from our BlogPaws business, I spent a lot of my time on getting clear about the work I want to do going forward and how to make life meaningful. Turns out helping you on that same kind of quest for clarity and purpose is a big part of... Read more →


Apprenticeship – repro of painting by Emile Adan c1914 US LOC – Public Domain – http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/2002709641/ “Be an Apprentice, Not a Student,” advises our friend and business coach Mary Anne Shew. Does that mindset resonate with you? It sure did for me! If you agree that learning should remain at... Read more →


In the work team photo above, which member(s): Founded the company? Served in the military and led a helicopter rescue team in a combat zone? Wrote the programming language used in the team’s current project? Contribute the most innovative ideas on how their new product will solve customers’ problems? Talk... Read more →


While preparing for my Fair Use workshop at BlogPaws this month (with attorney Shahrina Ankhi-Krol), I found this video with the confrontational title Copyright is Brain Damage. The still image above is used with permission of Nina Paley, the cartoon artist, film maker, and TEDx speaker shown. Or is it... Read more →