How To Be Creative

How To Be Creative

With admiration, I take a moment to watch my eldest son write imaginary stories about competing in soccer against the world’s best. Stats and elaborate storylines included, he spends hours at his desk crafting these narratives. His reward? Nothing other than personal enjoyment and pride in creating the soccer tales. Working like an artisan (being…

Follow the Gold…

Follow the Gold…

If you want to read fascinating history about random countries, just Google “countries that produce gold.” From there, pick any nation on the list that populates and start reading material about the historical control of its gold mines…  I can almost guarantee the country’s history will involve war(s), espionage, invasion, theft, betrayal, or murder —…

Predicting When Economic Crises Will Happen

Predicting When Economic Crises Will Happen

We tend to oppose our parents during adolescence and young adulthood. For whatever reason, maybe it’s defiance, we have a distaste for their choice of music, fashion, and sometimes vocation, and we significantly differ in social habits. The contradictory preferences younger generations have relative to the group one or two generations above them (their parents)…

3 Ways To Do It – Marry One

3 Ways To Do It – Marry One

Building a successful business should not be overly complex. Hard work? Yes. Complex? Not if founders are focused on what matters. Suppose founders remain focused on the reputation they want to have with their customers (i.e. trustworthy, ultra high-end, caring, efficient, intelligent, funny, etc.) and execute exclusively based on that vision. In that case, the…