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Cheaters Never Win

Don Sutton, the Hall of Fame baseball pitcher, was occasionally accused of altering baseballs to create more movement on his pitches and make them harder to hit.  When asked if it was true that he

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Move On From Mistakes

The Minnesota Vikings were playing the New Orleans Saints in the first round of the 2020 NFL playoffs when wide receiver Adam Thielen made a crucial mistake on the team’s opening possession.  He

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Give Your Dreams A Chance To Happen

In his wild imagination, a man lived the lives of famous people, enjoyed their celebrity status and socialized with their closest friends.  His family became concerned with his more frequent “escapes

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Anticipate The Challenges Ahead

Back in 1960, when I bought a small envelope company with dreams of becoming a gazillionaire, I could not imagine a world where people just turned on a machine, clicked through some instructions, and

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Customer Service Always Matters

A man entered a shoe repair shop and said to the owner, “I just found this claim ticket for a pair of shoes I dropped off … 10 years ago.” “Oh my,” the shopkeeper chuckled.  “Let me

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Turn Adversity Into Achievement

In life, things happen to us, but the only thing that truly matters is what happens within us.  I recently had the opportunity to sit down with the University of Minnesota head football coach

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Jazz Up Your Sales Strategy

For some time a storekeeper had displayed in his window a card inscribed “Fishing Tickle.” A customer drew the proprietor’s attention to the spelling error.  “Hasn’t anyone told

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Make Sure That What You See Is What You Get

I learned many years ago that visualizing or fantasizing is one of the most powerful means of achieving personal goals. This proved true again at the recent women’s U.S. Open Tennis final when 19-year-old

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There’s Nothing Fake About Artificial Intelligence

It seems like artificial intelligence is taking over the world, leaving many of us non-techies feeling terrified. Yet when you stop to think about it, we all use artificial intelligence (AI) every

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Nothing Ruins Truth Like Stretching It

Charles finally made partner and propped his feet on the desk in his new corner office.  He was dreaming of all the perks that accompanied his promotion when a knock on the door snapped him out of his

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