What Not Do in Your Next Public Speaking Opportunity!

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Most of us at some point in life have to stand up in front of other people and make some sort of presentation. That’s just the way it is. Whether it’s only a verbal presentation to a few people or a TED Talk with cameras and a large audience, there are some simple things to [...]

How to Build Effective Teams Based on Personality Type

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Organizations, of course, love such groups because when they work, they can improve coordination, help employees feel more involved, and maybe even spur innovation. “Round up the usual suspects,” the gendarme ordered in the famous line from the movie Casablanca. And frequently, that is how executives think when they create teams, committees, or task forces. The [...]

Passwords are no longer enough

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Is Fingerprinting the Next Mobile Security Option? Mobile payment technology has been available to customers and merchants for less than a decade, but in that time, there have been several evolutions and advancements in the mobile payment technology. With each, the technology has become more efficient, affordable and functional for customers and merchants. The next [...]

The National Moment of Remembrance Act

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A TRIBUTE TO THE FALLEN HEROES. {Video Courtesy of tributetothetroops.org }   The origins of special services to honor those who die in war can be found in antiquity. The Athenian leader Pericles offered a tribute to the fallen heroes of the Peloponnesian War over 24 centuries ago that could be applied today to the 1.1 million [...]

Monday Morning Blues?

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DO THIS TO GET YOUR WEEK STARTED…  Take 10 minutes to get you and your team on the right track for the most productive week ever. At LexION Capital, I make a short presentation every other Monday morning that we call a “CatION.” Everyone conferences in–from our operations team to our independent contractors and representatives [...]


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KEVIN DURANT’S MVP SPEECH & 5 THINGS I AM GRATEFUL FOR REGARDING MY MOM! Mothers Day is here upon us and I could not help think about my mom as I watched and listened to Kevin Durant’s wonderful heartfelt speech the other night. His tribute to his mom was one of the most endearing things that [...]


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I’ve visited Asia many times and this March I returned for an 11-day excursion with Ergo’s General Manager, Lea Goldenring. We attended the China International Furniture Fair (CIFF), and met leading industry manufacturers there. Then we left to visit some current and potential partners at their manufacturing sites. We had a great time and made [...]

20 Motivational Quotes for Entrepreneurs

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Pursuing your entrepreneurial dreams can get really tough sometimes. Lack of money, knowledge and experience can lead you to stress, anxiety and general fatigue. Most dangerous thing is when you get down mentally. All the goals start to look unreachable, all challenges seem to crush you on the way and everything feels like nothing moves [...]

Wasted Time in the Workplace

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The results are surprising, if not alarming: Infographic Wasted time in the workplace is a massive problem. How big is exactly unclear, but from our research, the cost to business is in the millions (if not billions) in lost productivity every year. The infographic below explains just how much time we waste at work, the [...]

Scared Of Failing?

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Ask Yourself These Fear-Killing Questions. Warren Berger, author of A More Beautiful Question, collected the provocative questions top designers, tech innovators, and entrepreneurs ask themselves to spark creativity. Written By Warren Berger. Posted on fastcompany.com Here’s a question: What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail? If that question seems [...]

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