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Raising the bar

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Raising the bar in your field every time

The expression “raising the bar” comes from sport. To raise the bar indicates the setting of a new standard. What it often results in, is a new a new set of expectations. Every-time I hear that expression, I am reminded of Sergei Bubka, the pole vaulter who broke the world record 35 times! The story Read more

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Jeff Bezos writes his 20th!

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Jeff Bezos 20th letter to Amazon shareholders

When the richest man in the world sends a letter, you are intrigued. Especially so, when the firm he heads is resetting our expectations of what a huge enterprise can achieve. On what a consumer can expect and experience. Jeff Bezos and Amazon are reshaping our digital world like few others have. A 232 BUSD Read more

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Are you a Leader?

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Leaders are those who support the emotional journey of an idea

In my conversations with leaders who are making a difference, one thing stands out. Their work, is an emotional journey. It is almost always the case even though some of them make it appear easy and effortless. Often times, misleadingly so. Sit with them, talk to them and peel the onion and the underlying emotions emerge. Read more

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In the spirit of Day 1

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Did you know that Jeff Bezos currently has enough wealth to buy a $200,000 house for every homeless person in America (not every homeless family, every homeless PERSON, including kids) and still have enough money left to continue doing what he does? That was some trivia about Bezos ( there of course is a difference Read more