RUTHLESSNESS…. So true…and sad! As I ran about 7 miles today and did my workout, I realized how weak I am. Athletically I can force myself into all kinds of painful situations, YET
I have been doing quite of strategic thinking recently especially after the purchase of the company over which I was CEO…
It’s almost 3AM and I’m up working with my partners in Hong Kong putting together technology solutions for a remote IIS connection that’s pretty warped…. Sleep… AHH…
So… I haven’t stopped working all weekend… It’s nuts. I am reading contracts, evaluating pages of “legalese”, and generally hoping I contract a Amazonian virus so I can be bed-ridden for the next 4 months (not so much…).
Right now the Redskins are really taking a beating… Good thing it’s the preseason where results don’t matter! What? Can we at least put up a field goal?
A half-finished thought for the weekend: Life comes at you fast! Regardless of how “high profile” an executive you might be or not be, circumstances have a way of exploding around us in a way that can be unnerving…
I haven’t had the time to write too much over the last few days as my schedule has flown at me from all directions. I will be writing more about how I got booted from my executive peer group
From a man who understood the concept of trial and error, Churchill noted that:
“You can’t really appreciate the joy of WINNING, until you’ve FAILED along the way…” (DEWism) More and more I am convinced that getting to the destination without enjoying the journey is a soulless endeavor…..
Self-help books are an amazing channel for finding nuggets of “betterment” for personal development. HOWEVER, the truth is that 90% of ANY self-help book is pretty much worthless. The author has a brilliant concept that is then repeated 2000 times
Isn’t it interesting how one individual can make all the difference in a team’s perspective on “WINNING”? Be that guy!
Thank you, Lydia, for the hard challenge in your comments yesterday. For those of you who missed it, here is what Lydia had to say about my thoughts on “TRYING”:
Mary Anne Radmacher had the following thoughts about COURAGE:
Life comes at you fast and you can spend a massive amount of time surviving rather than pursuing your destiny…. It can be a sad part about being a leader. There is always a tremendous amount of effort going
As I have mentioned in my previous posts, I am training toward a fighting event in a few months. When I first mentioned to my peers and friends that this was something that I was attempting to do, I
…while you finish your demo! (Admit it. You’ve walked away from many a WebEx session from hell) That’s why I am a stickler about demos… They should be fun, engaging, and leave the other party gasping for breath
Sure, it was just the pre-season… and sure… this stuff doesn’t really matter…. I don’t care. A win is a win is a win is a WIN! And we won! Winning is always cooler than the opposite! Just as
Knowing technology is key in defining realistic POSSIBILITIES… If it exists, you don’t have to build it (pretty much common sense, right?). If it’s already built and FLEXIBLE and FREE… well then… you pretty much have everything you need…
OK. I had a wonderful treat this morning in having my mentor Shamus Brown write a review of me and The DEW View… This is an even bigger reward than having ALL TOP select my blog as a top resource
My older brother (@peterwald) turned my onto TED (http://www.ted.com/) more than a year ago… and since then I have watched dozen of their videos from famous speakers, musicians, and other “over achievers”…
If you don’t know Rob Johnson from Eventvue then you need to reach out and get to know him and his amazing organization. Rob’s startup just won “CSIA Rookie of the Year” a few months… and… as you can
I am living through an experience right now where ego is killing a perfectly good business deal — a logical (aggressive, of course) deal that would net all parties a HUGELY profitable outcome with MASSIVE returns over a very short
In my zest for tracking the coolness that is Web 2.0, I came across the Criminal Searches website… and yes… unfortunately I found myself displayed! So of course I had to search for all my friends
Not too long ago (minutes ago…) the New York Times released the news that Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn died at the age of 89 — of massive heart failure. The thought occurs to me that Alek set the standard several decades
I keep not only a library full of excellent reading material, but I also keep great videos on hand for days when I need a “pump up”… I have included some of those videos to you on the side
I just heard the following line from Tony Robbins about excuses people make for not achieving their goals: “The distinction is NOT resources but resourcefulness…” Ever have an employee, friend,
Don’t you wish life gave you options as to the choices that you HAVE to make? It seems like the easy choices come so EASILY that we often take for granted the fact that we are actually making a