A Fine Line

8 Billion and Counting

January 14, 2023

Resolution for the United States and the World in 2023; better leadership. It’s time we all decided to fix the things we’ve broken in our occupation of this planet. And time we stopped leaving the responsibilities of our misdeeds to someone else. All of us are needed. All are responsible. Its time to leave our…

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Our Gift 

December 12, 2022

2022 is worn out.Everything wears out. Its predictable and guaranteed.  Bridges, highways, stoves, lawnmowers, computers, shovels, floors, and cars all eventually need to be repaired or replaced. They just wear out – usually after the warranty has expired.  You and I didn’t expect an entire year to wear out. 2022 is near its end, and…

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The Bloom in the Driveway 

November 10, 2022

The world is falling apart and there is no saving it. That’s what I’m hearing on all the news outlets. And from seemingly every candidate for political office, challenger, and incumbent. And their followers. Cheer up people and try to be nicer.  Let’s not forget the dandelion.  There’s no shortage of bad news, which is…

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Loud Voices

October 9, 2022

by Greg Henderson If my house is on fire I would appreciate it if you would yell loudly at me that I am in danger. Otherwise, please tone it down a bit. My neighbor lives about a hundred yards from me. To hear him talking in his front yard you would think he lived about…

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Boarding the Ark 

September 10, 2022

Being next is the best place to be.  Standing in line waiting my turn can be an incredible opportunity to make new acquaintances, learn new things and be inspired to live another day with altered feelings. I can start my day a little grumpier than I should. It’s a “got up on the wrong side…

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A Fine Line – Be Nimble, Be Quick… and Listen 

August 8, 2022

“Pay attention and don’t believe everything you hear. Speak 20% and listen 80%, we have two ears and one mouth for a reason. If you’re the smartest person in the room, find another room.”  Treasure wisdom and choose your mentors carefully.  Success at business and life depend on it.  Competition Bias involves favoring information that…

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A Difference 

July 7, 2022

Over 5 million new businesses were started in 2021.  Optimism in America continues to impress.  Knowing that a million of those new businesses will fail in the first year doesn’t matter to the entrepreneur, especially in this country. Failure is a great teacher. We have the Wright Brothers and Thomas Edison as examples of people…

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The Plan

June 5, 2022

As often as we hear about A Plan we believe that it’s the plan that is the thing. It isn’t. The execution is the thing. To arrive at the execution stage requires a proof of concept stage. Proving the concept of an idea can be a time-consuming process of research, study and hard work. Steps…

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Wars, Pandemics, and Recessions

May 10, 2022

Three years in and the Covid 19 pandemic with its variants weighs on minds around the world. To the public of the 21st Century connected by digital communication technologies seemingly everywhere, thoughts, news, ideas, and rumors spread faster than any pandemic in the history of our shared planet. That could be good or bad, depending…

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How Good is Good Enough?

April 6, 2022

We discover that something we thought was good enough, just wasn’t. We could have done better, tried harder, gone just a little farther. For a thousand reasons we stopped too soon, short of a better result.  You and I know that if we keep doing what we’ve always done, we will get what we’ve always…

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Crisis Management

March 8, 2022

Business failure rates are high. Every. Single. Year. Records indicate 100,000 more business failures occurred in 2021 than just the normal 400,000 when nothing unusual is going on. One business trainer frequently teaches students to “Fail fast.” Get it over with and move on. Failure happens for a multitude of reasons.  Blame it on the…

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Measuring the Economy

February 7, 2022

by Greg Henderson  We measure things with some of the oddest sort of ideas and statistics. Something big happens, say a big event like a war or a pandemic, or the government handing out money to keep the economy strong – or to maybe keep the citizens from revolting. But how big is the debt…

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