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The two simple secrets to good ideas…

Secret #1 is the biggest one: More bad ideas. The more bad ideas the better. If you work really hard on coming up with bad ideas, sooner or later, some good ideas are going to slip through. This is much … Continue reading

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What gets maximized?

When an organization succeeds, the owners decide what to maximize. Some of the choices: Salaries for the bosses Distributions to the shareholders Stock price Salaries for everyone else Positive impact on customers Positive impact on the culture So, if you’re … Continue reading

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Rules for working in a studio….

Don’t hide your work Offer help Ask for help Tell the truth Upgrade your tools Don’t hide your mistakes Add energy, don’t subtract it Share If you’re not proud of it, don’t ship it Know the rules of your craft … Continue reading

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Are You Part of Modern laziness…

The original kind of lazy avoids hard physical work. Too lazy to dig a ditch, organize a warehouse or clean the garage. Modern lazy avoids emotional labor. This is the laziness of not raising your hand to ask the key … Continue reading

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Waves are free….

When someone lets you into the flow of traffic, or holds a door, or takes a second to acknowledge you, it’s possible to smile and offer a wave in response. This, of course, costs you nothing. It creates a feeling … Continue reading

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The best time to study for the test…

… is before it’s given. The best time to campaign is before the election. And the best time to keep a customer is before he leaves.

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Like riding a bike…

People talk about bike riding when they want to remind us that some things, once learned, are not forgotten. What they don’t mention is how we learned. No one learns to ride a bike from a book, or even a … Continue reading

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5 Reasons You Aren’t Rich (Yet)…

Why doesn’t your bank account reflect your growing financial literacy? The road to financial freedom is not easy. As soon as you set off on this path, you run into roadblock after roadblock. Many people become disheartened and give up … Continue reading

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Lazy but talented…

That’s most of us. You can work really hard to get a little more talented. And you can also work to get a little less lazy. It turns out that getting less lazy, more brave—more clear about your fears, your … Continue reading

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It’s almost impossible to sell the future…

If you’re trying to persuade someone to make an investment, buy some insurance or support a new plan, please consider that human beings are terrible at buying these things. What we’re good at is ‘now.’ Right now. When we buy … Continue reading

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