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When Everything is Important, nothing is Important

The adage is as ancient as it is accurate: The wizened Indian Fakir lies down on a bed of razor-sharp nails and rests comfortably as a baby in her mother’s arms. But walk barefoot on the beach and step on an old pop-top? You cut your foot open and require stitches. Plus you’ll need a tetanus shot and slathers of antibiotic cream to avoid infection. Thousands of [...]

By | 2018-04-18T13:57:39+00:00 April 17th, 2018|0 Comments

How to Choose (or be) a Great Speaker

I spend a lot of time speaking at corporate conferences and events. In 2018 alone I’ve already spoken in San Diego, Mexico, San Francisco (twice), Maui, New Orleans, Seattle, Naples, Miami, and Ft. Lauderdale. And this month I’m heading to Phoenix, Albuquerque, Amelia Island, South Beach, and Tempe. So it’s no surprise that people are always asking me two questions: How do I choose a great speaker [...]

By | 2018-04-10T13:07:58+00:00 April 10th, 2018|0 Comments

A Whale of a Good Idea

Metaphors and allegories are often great ways to make complicated examples simple. In Plato’s “The Allegory of the Cave,” the philosopher used the idea of prisoners chained to a wall and seeing only the shadows of other people to express the concept of actual and imagined realities. Only when the prisoners were freed and encountered actual people were they able to understand the difference for themselves. Business [...]

By | 2018-03-14T14:05:21+00:00 March 14th, 2018|0 Comments