Why You Should Speak Up

Why You Should Speak Up

This is a story about a man named Robert Ebeling. He acted heroically. Mr. Ebeling had the integrity necessary to express the facts, and the courage to do what was right. Even when it was really difficult. But first, I want to tell you a...

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Survival Lessons From The First Fish in Space

Survival Lessons From The First Fish in Space

I’m not above taking advice from a fish. Especially the first fish in space. The questions scientists and NASA wanted to know was - “How would a fish swim in a completely new environment of zero gravity? How would a fish (or a school of fish)...

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Find What You Love and Let It Kill You

Find What You Love and Let It Kill You

There’s a beautiful piece of writing, by the pianist James Rhodes, which after reading several times I’m only now beginning to truly appreciate. It’s a heartfelt request to forego at least some of the trite habitual activities that inhabit part...

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Reverse Undercover Boss

Reverse Undercover Boss

Here’s a scenario involving you. But it’ll never happen.  The CEO of your company gets picked to be on the TV show Undercover Boss and goes undercover disguised as a new employee in your company, and you are one of the few people that are...

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Half Your New Goals Will Fail (If You’re a Badass)

Half Your New Goals Will Fail (If You’re a Badass)

My first boss was a badass, and he was the smartest person I’d ever met. Bill Briggs was so much smarter than me, that it took me decades (of life and work), to realize that the one thing he said that seemed obviously wrong at the time - was...

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Becoming a Creative Genius {Again}

Becoming a Creative Genius {Again}

Scientists know quite a bit about the human brain. And more importantly, they know about your brain (yes, your specific brain). It weighs just over 3 pounds, makes up just 2% of your weight and contains about 86 billion nerve cells (neurons)...

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