One Size Does NOT Fit All

One Size Does NOT Fit All

If every reward was financially based, no one would ever have children. At least not on purpose. This was the point I made to a coaching client after we completed the analysis for a new venture one of his friends planned to launch this year, with the hope that it...
Put Wheels On It

Put Wheels On It

In 1899, Charles Duell, Commissioner of the U.S. Patent Office is reported to have said, “Everything that can possibly be invented has already been invented.” He was wrong. The very same day in 1899, thousands of people in Washington D.C. and elsewhere shopped until...
Last Job of the Day

Last Job of the Day

Someone broke into my vehicle the last time I was in Austin. It was a smash-and-grab job. The thieves didn’t get much (two empty purses as my wife had just emptied them both), but they did a thorough job of destroying my window. Back home in New Braunfels, the glass...
Light Bulbs and Ceiling Tiles

Light Bulbs and Ceiling Tiles

I ruined Mother’s Day for my wife.Her favorite special treat is breakfast for dinner. Every year for Mother’s Day, my wife looks forward to waffles, eggs, and all the bacon she can have for dinner with the family. As an added bonus, while everyone else is waiting in...
Start In Your Trunk

Start In Your Trunk

If you’re an author, you don’t have to be at the front of every bookstore and in every airport across the U.S. If you’re a musician, your album doesn’t need to be splashed across the iTunes home page on the day it’s released. If you create a retail product, it doesn’t...
Chasing Chickens

Chasing Chickens

If you were to meet her you would never suspect it. She’s charming, has movie-star beauty, and is such a good listener that complete strangers feel compelled to tell her things they would only share with their closest confidants. But I’ll let you in on her little...