I ran my first marathon after my 15th birthday. I've run nine more since then, including the New York and Boston marathons. I'm proud of that fact for a number of reasons, not because I ever came anywhere close to finishing first, but mainly because I finished them all.
Updated: August 22, 2010, - 05:13 PM
When the distinguished lawyer and prosecutor Gordon Dean died in a plane crash in 1958, it's said that among his personal effects was an envelope with nine life lessons scribbled on the back.
Updated: August 15, 2010, - 03:23 PM
The U.S. unemployment rate in the Great Depression reached 25 percent in 1933 and remained above 15 percent through 1940. No one in his right mind would have thought of starting up a business in a rocky, hardscrabble era like that. Or would he?
Updated: August 08, 2010, - 03:54 PM
When competition gets in the way of achieving goals, companies need to evaluate their procedures and, perhaps, re-evaluate their priorities. I am not referring to outside competition -- what I'm talking about is the competition among co-workers.
Updated: August 01, 2010, - 03:53 PM
Back in ancient Greece, Alcibiades was telling Pericles how Athens should be governed.
Updated: July 25, 2010, - 05:19 PM
A reader recently wrote to me about a column I penned several years ago: the ABCs of selling. She told me how often she used it and shared it with her colleagues.
Updated: July 18, 2010, - 03:31 PM
"Outrageous" is rarely a way we'd like to be described. It implies that we are way over the top, attention-seeking, bold, wild, defying convention and a few other descriptions that we might prefer not to be called.
Updated: July 09, 2010, - 05:02 PM
Imagine if you could turn on creativity like you start a car: Rev the engine to get up to speed, cruise along in the fast lane and then park it in the garage until you needed it again. Is there anything you couldn't accomplish?
Updated: July 05, 2010, - 09:27 PM
In his book "The 13 Secrets of Power Performance," author and trainer Roger Dawson tells the story of a meeting between Tom Monaghan, CEO and founder of Domino's Pizza, and Ray Kroc, CEO of McDonald's.
Updated: June 27, 2010, - 03:56 PM