How to Succeed in Business without Striking Oil
Oil exec J. Paul Getty once said the secret to success is to “rise early, work late, and strike oil.” I guess that worked out pretty well for him since the Guinness Book of Records named him theRead More
What’s the Mark of a Great Leader? It’s the Question Mark
In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird, one of attorney Atticus Finch’s bedrock principles is to “never, never, never on cross-examination ask a witness a question you don’t already know the answer to.” Otherwise, you might get an answer you don’t want, which could wreck your case. That may be a good principle for trial…Read More
Putting the Social Back in Social Media
Social media isn’t always very sociable. Okay, that may not be breaking news, but I think it’s important to step back and reflect on how social media can bring out the worst in people. That’s even true on LinkedIn, which prides itself on being a place for professionals of all sorts. More than once recently,…Read More
Two Ears and One Mouth: How Some Simple Wisdom Can Improve Your Business
“God gave you two ears and one mouth so you can listen twice as much as you talk.” If you were a talker growing up, I’ll bet your parents or teachers told you something like this at least once. I may or may not have heard it much more than that! Turns out that’s really…Read More
How’s Your Vision?
How’s your vision? I’m guessing it’s not 20/20, because only about a third of us can see that well without glasses or contacts. (I say this as I grab for my glasses.) I’ve been thinking about vision ever since my good friend Anthony J. James appeared on this episode of The Combustion Chronicles. AJ isn’t…Read More
Go, Set the World On Fire!
Like most things 2020, the upcoming holiday celebrations will look different than they usually do. But the feelings of gratitude, joy, and inspiration burn brighter than ever. I considered this as we finished recording Season 3 of our new podcast, The Combustion Chronicles, which Man on Fire launched earlier this year, to spark game-changing disruption…Read More
Have We Lost Our Curiosity? Here’s How To Find It
With consumer behavior and expectations shifting, curiosity is more important than ever. How do we position our minds to maintain curiosity?Read More
What the Roomba Teaches Us About Pushing Through Fear of Failure
Like all robots, a Roomba does its job with no sense of success or failure outside of completing its mission. How could we be like the Roomba?Read More