Category Archives: Value

Are You Excitable?

It’s been awhile. Hello again. How’s the family? Yeah, the sun is starting to sneak out here in the northwest too. Yeah, I’ve been listening to a little Def Leopard, too. Ok, enough small talk. Onto the story. Rick and … Continue reading

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Rocket Surgery? Nice Niche

Hey there. Long time, huh? Hope your weekend was a good one. So, Sunday morning, and I’m enjoying the Sunday New York Times in my cloud-shrouded  sun room with a cup of my favorite blend. Of coffee. I love to read … Continue reading

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Without artisans, tools are worthless

[NOTE: I’ve been struggling with the title on this one for three days. And, while I can’t quite capture the idea in the headline, I still feel that this is imperative to get off of my proverbial chest.] People are … Continue reading

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You're special

You’re special. And I don’t mean that in a touchy feely way. Although if you feel like you need it, go ahead and take it that way. But take it this way, as well: You’re special. You’re not general. You’re … Continue reading

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Making yourself accountable

I was thinking about Kumquat, again. Constantly. This time, I was trying to figure out why the idea behind Kumquat appealed to me, so that I could explain to other people why its an important shift in thinking. Somehow, “I … Continue reading

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Fun doesn't have to equal free. Does it?

I was chatting with Toby, this morning, about his “Professional Peer Referrals” post. And as I was describing my issues with the whole “pay to play” concept, something dawned on me. I have a really, really hard time charging people … Continue reading

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Don't hold me to this number

You ever been around someone–you, me, anyone–trying to come up with a “rough estimate,” off the cuff? As opposed to a smooth estimate? A solid estimate? An exact guess? Whatever. Oxymorons aside. Bear with me. I have a point. No … Continue reading

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