The $50 Dad

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Today’s story is about my friend Phil, a fifty-dollar dad. He shared this story with me, and said I could share it with you. It's about his 8 year old son,…

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A Business Model Destined to Fail

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You’ve seen the ads. “Hi, we’re OfferPad, and we want to buy your home.” Oops. They forgot to continue. “Hi, we’re OfferPad, and we want to buy your home for 15% less…

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On The Air: Life Lessons From Chubby

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If you’ve been reading my articles over the years, you know my dad (Chubby) was a huge influence on my life. Most every Saturday morning he took me to breakfast at Perkins…

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The Spiritual Wind Beneath Your Wings

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A friend told me his kids start school this week. Seriously? August? My summer breaks weren’t over until Labor Day. Seems like that was 100 years ago. When I mentioned this…

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When Ignorance Is Bliss

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CONFLICTING SIGNALS Do you ever sense that someone is thinking differently from what they’re saying? They smile. They say nice things. But you feel like they are not being sincere.…

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Why Old Folks Are Better Gamblers

LEARNING FROM MISTAKES Studies show that as we get older we tend to take fewer risks. One reason is because we are more thoughtful. We scrutinize risks more thoroughly. We've…

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Innovative Remarkability

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We all want to be good at what we do. Some of us strive to be the best. But what if our goals were loftier?  Not better. Not the best. What if…

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Costco Soars by Breaking Rules

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Would you have bet on Costco?Dank atmosphere. Limited selection. Wooden pallets. Pay an annual fee for the privilege of shopping. It's contrary to every established rule of retail. Yet it worked!…

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I Lucked into Being American

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Have you ever thought that you’re lucky to be an American?One of my best friends, Dave McLurg, recently became an American citizen. While having dinner last week, Dave told me that…

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Avoiding Black Holes and Vacuums

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It’s happened to me. It’s happened to you. We got sucked into black holes: other people's vacuums.   In other words, we’ve all been sucked into a vacuum.In high school, I…

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