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Taking care of business for 20 years

October 1993 was the beginning of one of my favorite ventures:  my weekly column.  Twenty years of sharing stories and advice have passed quickly and have taught me many lessons about the nature of business. Did I have a long-range plan in mind when I started writing?  Only to provide the most helpful information available.  […]

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Learning business and life lessons at the Farm

Learning business and life lessons at the Farm I’ve always been a city boy – I can’t even coax a weed to grow.  But I discovered a national treasure, practically in my own back yard, which makes me wish my thumbs were greener. Donna Frantz’s greatest skill is not really the organic farming that has […]

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Lessons they don’t teach you in school

  A few months ago I wrote a column about what they don’t teach you in school.  From the positive responses and suggestions I received, it became quite apparent that formal education is a good beginning but real world experience is necessary as well to get ahead. The prior list included concepts such as taking […]

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Street smarts put you on the road to success

  You learn how to be book smart in school, but you better not forget that you need to also be street smart. There’s an old saying about how the “A” students in school end up working for the “B and C” students in life. I’ve always been amused by that notion. I succeeded because […]

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Who’s really important in the organization? Everyone!

  A sea captain and his chief engineer got into an argument about which one was more important to the ship. Finally they decided to trade places for a day. After a few hours, the captain suddenly appeared on deck, covered with oil and soot. “Chief!” he yelled wildly waving aloft a monkey wrench. “You’ll […]

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Winners thrive on competition

I hate to lose. That said, I am proud to admit that competition has made me a better businessman, a better golfer and a better person.  And when there isn’t another company or business to compete with, I try to outdo myself.  If that sounds simple, well, it is.  I always want to be at […]

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Want to hit one out of the park? Just keep your eye on the ball

There’s an old saying that you can’t judge a book by its cover. Otherwise, you might wonder what on earth Brandon Steiner is writing about in his terrific new book, “You Gotta Have Balls.” Yes, you read that correctly. Catchy title, to be sure, but a completely accurate description for the story of the guy […]

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