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The Luck Surface Area of the Opportunistic Mind

April 13, 2015

Opportunistic is an adjective with a bad rap. If you claim it, people might think you’re ready and waiting to take advantage of others. They’ll expect the worst from you. Connotative synonyms for opportunistic include unscrupulous, unprincipled, devious and cunning – but also resourceful and adaptable which are more in line with the word’s first definition “taking advantage of opportunities”. There’s an old Winston Churchill line that goes, “A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”

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Charming Execution: Balancing Nice with Good

April 6, 2015

Hey how are ya nice to see you great shirt I love what you’ve done with your shoes how are the kids you ready for a vacation me too ok good talk.

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The Solspace Virus: The Luck Surface Area of Being Contagious

March 30, 2015

Solspace has always been a word of mouth business. I have no idea how to market the company because the marketing has always been done for me, by my clients.

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Breathe Through Your Eyelids

March 23, 2015

Baseball is ninety percent mental and the other half is physical. —Yogi Berra

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Critical Update for Facebook Connect

March 20, 2015

Today we released Facebook Connect 3.0, which is a critical update for all customers using this add-on. The 1.x version of the Facebook API has been deprecated and will stop working after April 30, 2015. The latest version of Facebook Connect now uses the latest version of the Facebook Graph API (v2.2) and Javascript SDK. So to state the obvious, you need to act quickly and update to this version of Facebook Connect before April 30, 2015

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Expand Your Consciousness: The Luck Surface Area of Your Mind

March 17, 2015

“The world we could have is so much richer than the world we have settled for.” —Malcolm Gladwell

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Podcast: Pete Sena on Marketing

March 13, 2015

The very first step in any marketing plan or process is to obey the ancient greek aphorism, Know Thyself. As I asked Pete Sena, founder of Digital Surgeons, to give me a Marketing 101 lesson, this was the point that he returned to over and over.

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Luck Surface Area

March 9, 2015

Luck is not chance, it’s toil; fortune’s expensive smile is earned. —Emily Dickinson

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Delay Converts The Good Into The Bad

March 2, 2015

You know how when you have to wait in line, and you have very little to do but play Candy Crush? You stand there and think about stuff. When clients have to stand around and wait, it provides them with an opportunity to become annoyed. Once annoyed, they see the world differently.

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The Courage to Stop

February 23, 2015

We all want progress, but if you’re on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; in that case, the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive. — C. S. Lewis

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