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Rain in Africa

If you like the rain. If you like the sound of raining pouring down. The sound of thunder. Listen to this YouTube video. Rain in Africa. (Link is live in the actual blog and not on the homepage blurb).
Close you eyes and just listen.  Then after 5 minutes open your eyes and see how the sound is created. Simply amazing!

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Architects and Engineers Enjoy Self Discovery Too!

Last week I made a quick visit down to Florida for the Growth & Ownership Strategies conference hosted by Rusk O’Brien and Gido to present the  “Safari of Self Discovery” motivational talk as the opening keynote for their conference.
One of the attendees was Dianne Crocker, a Senior Economist and Managing Director of EDR’s Market Research Group. With more than fifteen years of experience in the environmental industry, Ms. Crocker is responsible for providing strategic data and analysis on environmental due diligence trends, including market surveys, […]

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Why is the Cheetah on the cover of a business book?

Well, now that I think about it, there are probable about four reasons. Remember I am a strategic lion myself, so the cover wasn’t just a random, quick choice – it was planned, considered, researched, considered again, reviewed and considered again.
So reason one. I love the “big cats” and of the big three felines in Africa – the lion, leopard and cheetah – the cheetah is my favorite.  The slender, sleek, graceful, swift predator has beautiful golden, short, spotted fur with a bushy white tuft […]

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Hudson Airport Booksellers

The New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller, Surviving Your Serengeti can now be found at over 35 Hudson bookstores across the country including; JFK and LaGuardia in New York, O’Hare and Midway in Chicago, BWI in Washington, Dulles in Boston, McCarran in Las Vegas, LAX in Los Angeles, Newark in New Jersey, Orlando, Phoenix Sky Harbor and SEA/TAC in Seattle.

Since its inception, Hudson has been the industry-leading bookseller at airport and really focuses on being  “The Traveler’s Best Friend.”
In addition to a broad […]

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10 Great Ideas From A Recent Business Book

Thanks to Eileen McClelland who recently wrote a blog post featuring “10 Great Ideas From A Recent Business Book” and featured Surviving Your Serengeti. You can read her post here.

 

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The Fine Art of Communication

It’s time to hit the campaign trial!
I am not referring to Ferrell and Galifianakis in the movie “The Campaign” that was released last week, but rather the “other two” that are on their presidential campaign trail. I travel a fair amount (about 165,000 miles a year) but can’t even begin to fathom the millions of miles they must travel. (I do suppose it’s a tad different in Air Force One compared to Southwest Airlines, right?)
OK, so this is not a political post. My Weekly wisdom […]

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Tenacity Creates Incredibly Inspiring Stories

Life is difficult for most people. Striving and achieving at any level requires talent, focus, commitment and tons of endurance. To succeed at the highest level such as the Olympics is not possible for most of us.
So when you see someone reach that level of excellence it is moving… and 100 times more, when that person has a serious disability…such as no legs.
I can’t even begin to fathom what it would be to be a double amputee. Yet South African sprinter Oscar Pistorius is now […]

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Overcoming Insurmountable Hurdles

It seems that the USA is blessed with another naturally talented swimmer…Missy Franklin, the youngest member of the U.S. Olympic Swim team. Last week she set a world record in the 200 backstroke as well as winning four Olympic medals. A superstar is revealed and we are all in awe. Sheer athletic brilliance!
It’s evident that Missy has an incredible gift; a great swimming physique…at the age of 17 she is already 6.1 ft tall, has a size 13 feet and a wingspan of 6.4 feet…and […]

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7 Steps in Creating a Great Plan

As I started writing this post I had to take a moment to reflect on the passing of highly respected author last week.
Stephen Richards Covey (79) died on Monday July 16th after complications from falling from a bicycle in April. Covey was in my opinion one of the world’s foremost authorities on leadership. He was an American educator par excellence, a multiple times New York Times best selling author, and a great motivational speaker. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.
Among the […]

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One Company’s Trash – Another Company’s Treasure

Great story of someone who saw the future.
In the late 1980s, Ken Kutaragi was watching his daughter play a Nintendo game console and he realized the potential of video games. At that time, Sony’s executives had little interest in video games, and when Nintendo expressed interest, Kutaragi responded by working in secret. Sony execs nearly fired him after discovering his sideline project, but then-CEO Norio Ohga realized the value of his innovation and encouraged Kutaragi’s efforts. With Sony’s blessing, Kutaragi worked with Nintendo […]

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