It’s altogether too common to hear leaders, whether in companies or governments, try to absolve themselves of the responsibility for something catastrophic by speaking of the lessons that they have learned. Although some humility usually accompanies such admissions, the overall message seems to be that “we didn’t know any better.” Just learning lessons doesn’t solve…

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It should come as no surprise that many would-be entrepreneurs are trying to figure out how to create an innovative business by doing what everyone else is doing already. There’s a good reason for that. It’s because when they look at other businesses, all they see are solutions. Pick any business you like. What you…

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​​​​When I taught MBA students, I explained that a theory was nothing more than a possible explanation of the facts. ​​Now these were just the facts that we knew about. ​​They weren’t necessarily the most important ones. In fact, they could easily have been the least significant ones. And t​hey weren’t all of the facts. They could’ve been a…

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A common complaint among solopreneurs, whether online or off, is that they can’t get motivated. They know what’s on their to-do list. It’s seared on their conscious. But for some reason, no matter how determined they tell themselves that they are, they still can’t get started. There’s a reason for this that’s seldom talked about.…

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The movie, The Loneliness of a Long Distance Runner, tells the story of a rebellious teen who uses running as a means to escape a world that he sees as unnecessarily restrictive. Normally, running is an isolated activity. You know from your own experience from just driving around that it’s unusual to see more than one…

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In a TEDx talk, social psychologist Emily Balcetis discussed some research that she and her team had done in the area of fitness and exercise. They wanted to know why some people found it harder to do than others. Most of us would assume that those who were already in good shape would think it…

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One of the most overused words in business is the word passion. It seems that everyone has it, but is utterly convinced that no one knows that they do.  This is evidenced by the ubiquity of the word on countless websites and in statements that entrepreneurs make about their attitude towards their work. It reminds…

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