If you get a chance, and you want to be a more positive person (and I know you do), take a look at this article by Emily Esfahani Smith in The Atlantic, “The Benefits of Optimism Are Real”. Some of my favorite quotes from the article: Negativity, for adaptive reasons, puts you in defense mode,…

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Before I start this post, I want to share that in the next day or two I’ll be asking for feedback on the cover of my second book, The Crisis Turnaround. I’ll be doing this via my email newsletter. After the book is out I’ll also be offering some exclusive promotions through the newsletter. So…

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I loved this book. In fact, there are many things about Barry-Wehmiller that have impacted how I run Dragon Army and what my personal long-term plans are. I wish there were more companies like B-W. These are the highlighted notes I took when reading Everybody Matters. I highly recommend this book, and these notes will…

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In what is now one of my favorite business books, Great by Choice, Jim Collins introduces the concept of Return on Luck (ROL). He describes ROL as such: Our research showed that the great companies were not generally luckier than the comparisons—they did not get more good luck, less bad luck, bigger spikes of luck,…

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In the book, Do the KIND Thing, the founder of KIND, Daniel Lubetsky, talks about the the power of optimism for entrepreneurs. But he positions his form of optimism as something he calls, Actionism. I looked this term up and here’s what I found: ACTIONIST: a person that does not accept things as they are and…

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