The Borg

What the BORG taught me about business

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The Borg may not have had refined social skills when it came to communicating, but they were on to something when they said: “Resistance is Futile” In business, resistance can either be a hindrance or an asset.  For the vast majority, resistance is futile because it paralyses them into submission and prevents from doing what needs to be done to …

Reaching Angelica Book

Book Review: “Reaching Angelica” by Peter Riva

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  This is the second book of Peter’s Tag Series.  I really enjoyed the first book, especially the Metaverse like world inside the computers where the book’s slightly awkward hero Simon Bank broke things, to make sure they were fixed properly. Whereas the first book started with a bang, literally, the second took a while to get going.  A good …

Karla Wheelock

80 Meters from the Summit of Everest

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You have dreamed of this moment your whole life.  The summit of Everest is a mere 80 meters away.  Your body is in pain, but the reward for all your hard work is soon to pay off.  “I thought you had the rope!”  With those 5 words, the dream ends, the hard work will not pay off.  You do not …

Giving Candy to Strangers Book Review

Giving Candy to Strangers – Review + Interview and Book Giveaway

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Within the myriad of books on business, there are many with tools and tricks to help in different facets of the business.  While Giving Candy to Strangers does have its share of strategies and suggestions to help you create a more natural sales practice, the gift of this book is in giving us a different way of approaching sales.  With …

The Path Peter Riva

Book Review & Interview: The Path by Peter Riva

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Peter Riva does with The Path what Neil Stephenson did with the “Metaverse” which is to make you visualize the deep inner workings of computers in the near future. With the Metaverse, it was a virtual reality world, with The Path, it is the actual system, all the way down to the File Allocation Table. Don’t fret, if you don’t …

Walter White Retirement

The Walter White Guide to Retirement

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When I do speaking engagements, I often cite the mild manner chemistry teacher, Walter White a.k.a. Heisenberg of Breaking Bad when I speak of thinking about retirement and the valuation of your company. Of course, I cite the fictional character as one who has a dangerous plan to care for his family, but there are many things we can take …