During a recent business trip to attend a trade show, Dan Daugherty and I experienced a level of service that was very impressive at The Renaissance Hotel in Dallas.  I wanted to share this because I believe there is a notion that “service is dead”, or even a generational bias that the Gen Y folks […]

Here are 10 things that my black labrador retriever has taught me about business and management: 1. Even if it is far away, keep chasing, you will get there 2. When opportunity knocks at the door, be excited and welcome it in 3. Routine is not boring if you enjoy what you are doing and […]

Entrepreneurs are simply those who understand that there is little difference between obstacle and opportunity and are able to turn both to their advantage. Niccolo Machiavelli I had a conversation with an Army buddy in 1988 that’s stayed with me for 25 years. He passionately believed that books would be gone in five years. He […]

Whether you are running a fortune 500 company, a real estate business, property management firm, ice cream shop, a charity or are a stay at home mom, these 10 simple rules will make you achieve extraordinary results. 1) Set Goals and Quantify Everything of Significance You will be amazed how much something will improve if […]

The constitution only guarantees the American people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself – Benjamin Franklin Last night, on Netflix, I stumbled on a film entitled, “Happy”, It is a documentary on happiness and the “truths and myths…of the pursuit of happiness…in America.” The film reminded me of my time spent […]

Where does Team Dynamics rank on the priority list in a start-up environment? I know that posts on attitude and optimism are a dime a dozen but I do not think it can be overstated how important a positive attitude is when working in a start-up environment (I believe a positive attitude is important in […]

In the last 12 months my wife and I have had two near death experiences. The first happened on March 16th 2012 in Whistler Canada, and the second happened on November 14th 2012 in Fiji. In this post I wanted to share with you the story of Whistler Canada. On July 7th, 2012 Robin Sadker and […]


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