Monthly Archives: October 2012

Enthusiasm Spawns Success

credit to: Harvey Mackay: Enthusiasm births all sizes of success

The old cartoon strip character Calvin, from "Calvin and Hobbes," once said the difference between him and the rest of the world was, "Happiness isn't good enough for me! I demand euphoria!"

Calvin is right. You must live with enthusiasm. It's one of the most important attributes...
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Putting Failure In Its Place

credit to Whitney Johnson (HBR)
You've started a company and it goes belly-up. Or you launched a new product and not only does it fail to sell,...
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Compromising When Compromise Is Hard

credit to  John Baldoni  | (HBR)
"If you want to get along, you have to go along," was the advice legendary Speaker of the House Sam Rayburn gave to members of Congress. It was the mantra by which he governed the House of Representatives. While Rayburn's adage is focused on what it takes to succeed within a...
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Let’s Go Shopping For A Mall REIT

 
(credit Brad Thomas, drugs Forbes)
Historically, pill REIT yields have exceeded dividend yields of most publicly traded stocks, making them ideal for an individual retirement account (IRA) or other tax-deferred portfolio. Their actual dividend yields tend to be somewhat correlated with – and generally higher...
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Moving Around Without Losing Your Roots

Big questions always strike unexpectedly, when our guard is down. I was watching my toddlers splash in the pool last summer when a fellow dad plunged me into revisiting the meaning of home...
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