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SCAMPER Your Way To Creative Solutions

In the beginning it was the button.  Then came the zipper.  And then came velcro.  How? The ubiquitous “touch fastener” was invented about 40 years ago by a Swiss engineer named George

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Sports prepare women for life, business

I attended a virtual panel presentation recently in Minneapolis about women in sports, which highlighted the important benefits of participation. One of the panelists cited a study that discovered

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The ABCs Of Risk-Taking

One of the reasons we admire people who take risks is that most of us are scared stiff at the prospect of taking risks ourselves. “I could never do something like that,” we say. The “something”

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Perception vs. Reality

A friend was flying from San Francisco to Los Angeles.  After a 45-minute delay in taking off, they then had to make an unexpected stop in Sacramento.  The flight attendant announced there would

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Business Has No Speed Limits

“Pushing the envelope” is a phrase that originated with American test pilots such as Chuck Yaeger and John Glenn in the 1950s. Each aircraft they flew was said to have an “envelope” of

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The ABCs Of Success

Success is a journey, not a destination.  You may take a few detours, hit some roadblocks and arrive at a different place than you planned. Success comes in many forms and means different things

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Sales Are Critical To A Company’s Success

“I’m starving, and it’s Dave’s fault,” a manager complained to his assistant. “What did Dave do now?” the assistant asked. “I asked him to pick up a sandwich for me before he returned

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Lessons from Animals

In the Upper Midwest, a sure sign of spring and fall is when geese fly overhead, often honking loudly.  I recently discovered the reason. Turns out that Professor Margaret Kuhn’s research revealed

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Being Humble Is One Way To Greatness

Of all the creatures that came to the watering hole, Frog was the only one that did not have a tail.  The other animals taunted him over it, making him feel inferior and ugly.  So Frog visited

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Make Decisions That Make A Difference

T. Boone Pickens, the late famed oil prospector and corporate raider, said in commencement remarks at George Washington University:  “Be willing to make decisions.  That’s the most important

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