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The Judge

“It is not for me to judge another man’s life. I must judge, I must choose, I must spurn, purely for myself. For myself, alone.” -Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha I was chatting to someone after a dinner party recently and this person was remarking how ‘such and such’ was much nicer than they thought they would be.  That is,…

Do You Spend Time Doing This?

“I insist on a lot of time being spent, almost every day, to just sit and think.  That is very uncommon in American business. I read and think.  So I do more reading and thinking, and make less impulse decisions than most people in business.  I do it because I like this kind of life.”…

Heavy Stones

Last week’s email about asking for help got a surprisingly strong reaction, so I thought we’d double down…..”  A little boy was having difficulty lifting a heavy stone.  His father came along just then.  Noting the boy’s failure, he asked,  “Are you using all your strength?”  “Yes, I am,” the little boy said impatiently. “No, you…

Branson And Asking For Help

“We all make silly mistakes from time to time, but the bottom line is that entrepreneurs should seek input from the start.  You will need advice on how to improve your business, beginning on the first day, and throughout the rest of your career.” – Richard Branson I asked a new client recently why she…