Category Archives: Musings

Where Can I Get an Umbrella Hat?

It’s all fine to automate and be online, but sometimes, success requires a personal touch. More lessons from the UK…

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Efficiency Leafletting

Any number of factors can slow down your business processes. Are you delivering your product or service to your clients…

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What Do Small Businesses Want?

It’s deja vu all over again. Or nothing new under the sun . . . ? If you read the…

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Question Time

The British excel in verbal fisticuffs. Could our political debates benefit from their seemingly transparent and direct approach? More, on…

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DIY and Fail

If you ever watched cheesy Saturday afternoon B movies featuring the Hydra—the many-headed mythological sea serpent—you’ve seen an image of…

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What can you learn from Bill the Bull?

Bill the Bull stares at me with brown glassy eyes. He sits forlornly in the middle of a large, padded…

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Two’s Company, Three’s A . . .

Like the animals in Noah’s Ark, bicameral legislatures (lit. “two chambers”) come in twos. We have Congress, made up of…

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Where’s ‘some happy’ in your business?

The article screams “ICU Nurse Finds Joy (and Money) Launching Skin Care Line!” Alright, maybe it doesn’t scream, but it…

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On the Campaign Trail–And Why

The 4th of July holiday always gives me food for thought.  I question our political system a little more closely. …

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What I learned from a lobster

“We’re like lobsters,” said Nancy. “If we don’t grow, we die.” Nancy and I are at a speaking workshop in…

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