People's Vision of the World is Flawed

Uncategorized Oct 15, 2020

If you ask people what they want, you will get Kim Kardashian to run the world and crown James Harden as the best basketball player ever. 

People see the world differently but similarly at the same time. They might argue that no one likes Kim Kardashian, but 300 million people follow her on...

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The Power of Disruption

business Oct 14, 2020

If I ask you to take a week off and write all the industries that need to be disrupted. What would you write?

The biggest problem I have with the word disruption is that most people think about it as an entrepreneurship problem. I argue that every business disruption started with personal...

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5 Reasons You Feel Like a Fraud and What To Do About it

mindset Oct 13, 2020

Imposter Syndrome

I always wanted to be a professional speaker and a consultant, but I always doubted my ability to capture people’s attention. I would stand on the stage wondering if the audience can hear the voices in my head, “You are not good enough to be a speaker. Why should...

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Google Won't Like This Post

marketing Oct 12, 2020

According to the Google algorithm, I should not stop writing this post until I reach 1500–2500 words, but I won’t waste your time or energy reading words meant to trick the algorithm but not add value to your life.

Google's algorithm destroyed creativity because people stopped writing...

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7 Steps to Talk to any Stranger

marketing Oct 10, 2020
Is there anything more interesting than sitting down with a 90-year-old man asking him about life and business?


15 years ago, I visited a Masonic Retirement Center during lunch, and I noticed an older man eating alone. His name was James. He was hunched down in his chair, leaning closer to the...

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What Problem Does It Solve?

Uncategorized Oct 09, 2020

You should base every business decision on this question:

What problem does it solve?

You want to create a new product, ask what problem does it solve? You want to add a feature, ask what problem does it solve? You want to hire a new employee, ask what problem does he or she solve? 

If you...

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Are you overthinking your problems?

clarity Oct 08, 2020

Most of my consulting clients want to know how to solve problems quickly. I tell them to make decisions often and assess them. If they are right, great. They will have a head start, and if they are wrong, they can pivot and change course.

Most of us dislike making simple decisions because our...

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Can a Zero Make a Difference?

clarity Oct 07, 2020

If you want to change your life, add zero at the end of your effort. 

 
My son is in 3rd grade and I'm teaching him math. For the last 8 years of his life, I have been telling him that zero is zero. If you add a zero to 50, nothing changes, it is still a 50. 
 
Now, he is...
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90% of Committees are Pointless

clarity mindset Oct 06, 2020

When leaders do not want to make hard decisions, they form committees.

Most committees are boring and pointless. If committees have a mission statement, it would be, “We complicate every issue, fight every innovation, and slow down every process.”

I know an organization that formed a...

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The Best Advice in The World

clarity Oct 05, 2020

Most people ask for general advice, “What should I do?”

I do not tell them what to do. I say, “What do you think you should do?”

It is hard for me to tell them what to do because they have not told me enough information.

I let them make their own decisions, and I dig...

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