Is that really the problem?

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problem

You may think you are adept at solving problems in your organization, but are you certain you’re working on the real problem? In a survey of 106 executives from 91 companies, 85% agreed that their organizations are poor at problem diagnosis. 87% were concerned that this flaw carried significant costs. Translated that means that we frequently spin our wheels wasting

Burn the Ships

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burn the ships

In 1519 Hernan Cortes arrived in the New World with 600 men and 11 ships. His mission was to conquer the Aztecs and take control of their vast treasure. As legend tells us, some of his soldiers, fearful of the outcome of their venture, plotted to seize the ships in order to desert. Cortez got wind of the plot and

How will you be remembered?

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how will you be remembered

I spent Christmas with family. It was a special time; we looked at old family photos and talked about grandparents, great-grandparents, aunts and uncles. I was surprised at how little I knew about some of my ancestors. Dad is 92 and was able to share names and stories about many of the “old-timers” in the pictures.

Smart, hungry, determined

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Smart, hungry, determined

There’s a war against raccoons by our neighbors to the north.  They are such a pest in Toronto, the city has been dubbed “the raccoon capital of the world.” While reading the article and watching the videos, it occurred to me that raccoons and entrepreneurs have traits in common.