Are Podcasts the new Blogs?

Last evening, I was with a group of folks who have been guests on podcasts, and a couple of podcast hosts that hosted these guests.  One of the podcast hosts, Jeff Crilley – who also happens to own the studio – told me that podcasts are the new blogs.  He had good arguments, including “people Read More

Pause; and Punch – Your Public Speaking Tip of the day

The Delivery Part requires a lot of practice (rehearsal) with deliberate practice/work on specific elements.  Start with your posture.  Then your voice.  Then your eye contact.  Then your gestures. {Invention: invention involves finding something to say.  HAVE SOMETHING TO SAY! Delivery: Delivery concerns itself with how something is said.  SAY IT VERY WELL!} From my earlier blog post, 2 Ways Read More

Do One Pushup; Read One Book – Starting Small, and Learning to Learn and Study Better

You know the current wisdom. Start small, then build to less small; then medium; then, keep adding. Start small, but don’t stay small. For example, there are books on developing good habits, and they say things like this:  “start with one push up.” This is the “nudge” idea.  It is good advice, with research attesting Read More

3 Essentials for Business Success: Competence; Chemistry; and Systems – Oh, and don’t forget…(OK; 4 Essentials)

As a final word of discouragement: a great culture does not get you a great company. If your product isn’t superior or the market doesn’t want it, your company will fail no matter how good its culture is. Ben Horowitz, What You Do Is Who You Are: How to Create Your Business Culture ——————- Start Read More

(For Veteran’s Day) – Call Sign Chaos by General Jim Mattis – Here are My Six Lessons and Takeaways

My purpose in writing this book is to convey the lessons I learned for those who might benefit, whether in the military or in civilian life. —– “Does,” he asked, “the Colonel Have Another Outstanding Solution?” Thus did Chaos become my call sign. —– “Be polite, be professional—but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.” Jim Mattis, Read More

A Watchdog warns us; insight from Dave Lieber, the Watchdog for the Dallas Morning News – along with insight from Malcolm Gladwell

Reading a good book is a learning experience; a thought-expanding experience; and , sometimes, a quite practical experience. At the October First Friday Book Synopsis in Dallas, I presented my synopsis of the provocative new book by Malcolm Gladwell, Talking to Strangers. Well, I am in the midst of talking to some strangers myself.  Our house Read More