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Motivation, Determination, Procrastination, Destination

Motivation & Determination: I wrote previously about why I spent the Labor Day holiday weekend repairing valve lifters. Well, 2 days before the Christmas holiday I touched down in Kansas City and texted my son – already well on his … Continue reading

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Premiums Given For Horses, Cattle, Hogs, Sheep

This post is rated NV-17: No Vegetarians under 17 years of age… For those of you who have never made it to the end of one of my long-winded posts, this is your chance. Today’s post is just to share … Continue reading

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Repairing Software is Easier than Repairing a Car

My loyal fan base – which I currently estimate at approximately 1 (plus or minus 1… Hi Mom) – will note that I haven’t posted here since before the Labor Day holiday. That’s because absolutely nothing happened in the last … Continue reading

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The Art (and Power) of Asking Good Questions

I’m reading the book¬†The Innovator’s DNA. It describes 5 key attributes exhibited by disruptive innovators, one of which is a “passion for inquiry”. Innovators¬†are skilled at asking questions. The authors also relate how Apple, Inc.’s Chairman of the Board Steve … Continue reading

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To Spur Out of the Box Thinking, Don’t Create a Box

I wrote in my initial post that one of the things about working for my Dad that drove me crazy was that he would give me a job to do but would refuse to tell me how to do the … Continue reading

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The People Who Know Things Should Get to Make Decisions

After preparing for vacation, taking vacation – and then recovering from vacation – I am hopefully back on a regular schedule of posting here. The topic of this post is on the importance of building a great team and a … Continue reading

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Esri CEO Still Does Landscaping

Below is a link to a CEO profile that I found interesting. Jack Dangermond, founder and President of GIS technology company Esri talks about what he learned growing up and working in the family nursery business. Here is a quote … Continue reading

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