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Leaders: Don't get derailed

Enjoyed a great talk by Dr. Tim Irwin this morning at Men’s Fraternity in Atlanta.  Dr. Irwin is the author of “Derailed“, a book about how some pretty famous leaders lost their positive influence, their job, their status, their power because they got derailed at their core.

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Reader is dead. Long live RSS! Tweetburner?

Yesterday Google announced that it was giving Google Reader the old EOL, and rumor has it that Google will soon put the kibosh on Feedburner as well. So what’s a guy to do when he’s relied on Reader to follow dozens – nay hundreds! – of blogs? What can we do … Keep reading >>>

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The Turnaround

You haven’t lived as a business owner / entrepreneur until you’ve done the turnaround.  Starting a new company is exciting, but turning around the business that you started and somehow let get away is mind-boggling.  In getting through the turnaround, you are simultaneously admitting that you’ve totally messed up what … Keep reading >>>

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Is your startup a pain killer or a vitamin?

The first time I started a company, the co-founder and I had some very good reasons for starting it:

We wanted to be our own bosses!  We…well, that was about it.

That was way back in 1999. Thirteen years later, that company we originally started was acquired.  Not your average … Keep reading >>>