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On Turning 50

Today is my 50th birthday! I tell my wife that, mentally I still feel I’m about 28, and physically, about 35. I have done a lot in my lifetime so far, but the really cool thing is the feeling I have that I can accomplish so much more in the next decade of my life […]

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Quicksand…

As I am typing this, I am watching “The Replacements” on TNT. One of my favorite scenes of the movie deals with Fear, and it is something that can stop entrepreneurs dead in their tracks. Here is the scene, it starts out funny, but gets very deep. Say you’re just starting out with your new […]

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On Tradition and Accomplishments…

I have often though that certain traditions can be a destructive force to productivity. The engineer in me cringes whenever I hear the phrase “Well…that’s they way we’ve always done it…”; blindly following the traditional way of doing things, without questioning why, should always raise a red flag. Something happened to me recently that caused […]

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Project Nomad 2.0

When I was in college, a good friend told me a quote that has stayed with me most of my life. He said “Man proposes, God disposes…” (I heard a variation on this later on in my life “Men plan, God laughs…”) I don’t remember what the situation was that caused him to say it, […]

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You, the expert!

In my post entitled “On risk, and the fear thereof…” I ask the reader to enter “+Skype +English” into Google to show that there are people out there who sell their expertise translating documents or by teaching a foreign language. This got me thinking, are there other sites or services out there that expedite the […]

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No Pain, No Gain…

On April 7 of this year, I stepped on the scale and my heart sunk; I was 236 lbs. Factoring in my height, if you calculated my BMI, I was 1/100 point off of the start of obesity. I was the stereotypical couch potato geek, who’s only form of exercise was typing. Why, you may […]

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On risk, and the fear thereof….

I am going to address something I read in an online forum this morning. It was written by someone who read through my blog and posted a comment on it. I write this not as a slam on him/her, but because until quite recently, I thought the same thing. The comment that the poster made […]

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The secret of my success…

Even though I currently work for a fairly large corporation, I have always tried to maintain an entrepreneurial attitude. For me, it’s not “our customers”, they are “MY customers”. I have been with the company for several years now, though layoffs, outsourcing, reorganizations and buyouts; this is probably the main reason they keep me around […]

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Tim Ferriss of 4HWW profiled in Men’s Journal

There is an interesting profile of Tim Ferriss in the September issue of Men’s Journal (I have provided the link here, but at the time of this writing they still had the August issue up). It is a good look into his life, although it pretty much goes over a lot of what others have […]

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Move To…Move Away…

I remember reading something somewhere that all of human behavior derives from two basic tendencies: “seek pleasure” and “avoid pain” or on a more basic level, move towards something, move away from something. Yesterday, I posted a link to Catherine Lawson’s excellent collection of resources for entrepreneurs. She saw it and came to my blog […]

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