Is That All There Is - Bruce Turkel

Is That All There Is

Do You Think With Your Heart or Your Liver?

Do You Think With Your Heart or Your Liver?

Are you a consultant, a professional, a coach or a service provider who has had a client do something egregious that really pissed you off? If so, how did you respond? I’m writing this blog on November 23rd, which is the birthday of my long-time business partner and friend Roberto. Thinking about him on his ...

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Don’t Buy The Car. Buy The Seller.

Don’t Buy The Car. Buy The Seller.

There’s an old line in the classic car business worth thinking about: “Don’t buy the car, buy the seller.” Its meaning should be obvious. And it is only becoming more important now thanks to emerging technologies and the Covid crisis. People are buying collector cars sight unseen over the Internet. Of course, back in the ...

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Analog Activities In A Digital Age.

Analog Activities In A Digital Age.

People used to sit on the porch or in the parlor and play musical instruments. Today we just hit the “play” button on Apple Music or Spotify and listen to anything we want. People used to grow seasonally-appropriate fruits and vegetables in window boxes and backyard gardens. Today we pick any fruits or vegetables we ...

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I Am A Bonehead.

I Am A Bonehead.

Years ago a good friend of mine was invited to speak at one of those big motivational speaker events. You know the kind – the ones that advertise celebrity speakers such as George W. Bush, Mr. T, and some famous Southern college football coach. They set the admission price really low to fill the venue ...

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All Different Hobbies Are The Same.

All Different Hobbies Are The Same.

Friends invited us to join them for dinner at their sailing club the other night. Thanks to Coronavirus, the restaurant isn’t open but they’re allowed to bring in food. So we were able to sit by the water and enjoy delicious take-out Thai food while we watched the boats and the pelicans and enjoyed some ...

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It’s Not Magic, It’s Music.

It’s Not Magic, It’s Music.

Gloria and I were watching some music awards show where Bruno Mars was performing Amy Winehouse’s song Valerie. During the performance, the horn players were doing a little dance when all of a sudden they jumped up and did a coordinated dance move. Of course they did it at precisely the same time. If you ...

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How Competent Are You Really?

How Competent Are You Really?

Do you think you’re smarter or more talented than the people around you? More to the point, do you think you’re smarter or more talented than you really are? If so, you’re not alone. The Dunning-Kruger Effect describes a specific cognitive bias that causes people to overestimate their knowledge or ability. Simply put, it explains ...

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Reality and Madness. Sadness or Euphoria.

Reality and Madness. Sadness or Euphoria.

I think that Billy Joel is one of the greatest songwriters in modern American pop music. Joel stands along with Stevie Wonder, James Taylor, Carole King, Jackson Brown, Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, Smokey Robinson, and Bruce Springsteen. Of course your list may vary. My favorite Billy Joel song? Summer Highland Falls, from his Turnstiles album ...

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