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How to Defeat Your Inner Deadbeat?

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In every person’s life, there is a still, small voice that tries to guide you to a wonderful calling − a destiny. Your destiny. A calling that you, and only you, were put on this earth to fulfill. Near silent, this voice is powerful enough to lift thoughts, dreams and visions to a higher ground. Do you still hear it?

Who Influenced You?

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Isn’t everyone looking for the secret sauce of success? I’m especially curious about great writers and storytellers. How did they learn the craft? How did they hone it? Who influenced them? And you know what? The answer to those questions usually ends up being the most revealing, illuminating, authentic… and fun. And there’s always a great story involved.

How to Create and Finish Anything

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Do the Work is a shut up and do-it guide. It treads some of the same turf as the “War of Art.” It fights the intractable, implacable, insidious foe of mankind –Resistance. But it’s also an indispensable guide to winning at business or life.

I’m a Jerk … and You?

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It sneaks up on you. Subtly. Like the floor after your 4th shot of tequila. Next thing you know? Prevaricating, blasphemous, smellfungus ninnyhammer all-foam no-beer mooncalfs are calling you a jerk. Quickly followed by a public JERK INTERVENTION. I know. It happened to me. Don’t let it happen to you.

It’s Complex to Write Simple These Days…

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Why can’t new Marketing and PR people write? Because it’s It’s a skill and art that is complex, under-appreciated and, as far as I can tell, under-emphasized by schools. Or—if you have the teeth-pulling, Novocain-less pleasure of reading many press releases—companies, for that matter. Why is that? One of the main reasons is …

Smart Creatives: The Tao, not the “How,” of Google’s Success

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With virtually all the world’s information accessible online, mobility devices and cloud computing, which can put the power of a supercomputer in anyone’s pocket, business-building power has shifted from top down management companies to individuals and small teams within a company. When you give the Smart Creatives all the latest technology tools and give them “freedom” – they can blow you away with new ideas, innovations, and products in an amazingly quick amount of time.

Thinking is Hard Work

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Is there a magic formula that can enable you to put your feet up in a chair, daydream and think of ideas that can change everything for you? In business and life? Yes, it’s “4 I’s > C2.” Features interview with Joey Reiman, author of “Thinking for a Living.”

An Inconvenient Genius

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How often has one person affected humanity to such a degree that were the fruits of his labor withdrawn immediately from our day-to-day existence, the world as we know it … would essentially stop?

New Book: Margins and Missions… Not Moonshots

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I have a new book out (co-author & co-editor) called, “Margins and Mission… Not Moonshots: Pathways to Better U.S. Higher Education.” It was fairly time-consuming to put together as it involved 34 contributors from business and higher education. A lot of smart people freely shared their time, ideas, years of experience and thoughts about how to make an immediate positive impact on colleges and universities around the country. For that, I’m grateful.

Riding the Alligator

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To win at the complex sale, one must be a storyteller, strategist, master tactician, cajoler, evaluator, philosopher, psychologist, bean counter and often, magician. But what about a really complex sale? Like selling your story to Hollywood and getting it made into a film? Find out with Pen Densham whose films include; Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, Backdraft, Moll Flanders, Rocky II and Houdini. The films and television series Pen Densham and his partner have produced have grossed over $1 billion.

Steve Kayser

Case Study: Lessons and Blessings – Overcoming Adversity

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To win at business or life, adversity has to be encountered, faced, fought and defeated. There is no other way. No options. You either beat it, or it beats you. Win, or you lose. Simple. Right? No. Never. It’s never black and white. Never win or lose. Something always bleeds over. Always. Sometimes good – sometimes bad. Sometimes funny – sometimes sad. Most times a little of both.

This is one such story.