Monthly Archives: February 2011

Leadership: The Difference Between Happiness and Misery

“The great source of both the misery and disorders of human life, seems to arise from over-rating the difference between one permanent situation and another. . . Some of those situations may, no doubt, deserve to be preferred to others: … Continue reading

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Core Values (or placebos?)

“As we grow as a company, it has become more and more important to explicitly define the core values from which we develop our culture, our brand, and our business strategies.”  ~Zappos Core Values.  We write and talk about them … Continue reading

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Is Your "Big But" Getting in Your Way?

“Side trips and ego trips are fun, but they keep me from reaching my intended destination within the time I have to work with.” Consider a brief case study: I just got off the phone with my good friend, an … Continue reading

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