On Communicating

6. Prepare your intent. A little preparation goes a long way toward saying what you wanted to say and having a conversation achieve its intended impact. Don’t prepare a speech; develop an understanding of what the focus of a conversation needs to be (in order for people to hear the message) and how you willContinue reading “On Communicating”

The Compass and the Clock

Our struggle to put first things first can be characterized by the contrast between two powerful tools that direct us: the clock and the compass.  The clock represents our commitments, appointments, schedules, goals, activities — what we do with, and how we manage our time.  The compass represents our vision, values, principles, mission, conscience, directionContinue reading “The Compass and the Clock”

…if you want your new tech corridor to play in the big leagues with Silicon Valley and its VCs, don’t stress about capital for entrepreneurs to create companies. Stress about capital that will buy provide exits for companies or that can get them to a liquidity creating IPO. Marc Cuban, blogmaverick

Providence Moves Too

Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. “Rob Roy MacGregor: His life and times” by WH MurrayContinue reading “Providence Moves Too”