Archive for February 2010

Writers Rock

As you know, I spent this last weekend at the LTUE writers conference. To sum it up in a single sentence, it was an absolute blast. Highlights of the trip #1 Hanging out with my writer friends: Candice, Natalie, Jenn, and Kasie (the shy one.) These ladies are equal parts brilliant and hilarious. #2 Meeting…

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Intuition . . . (I have none)

So I’ve decided that my ears are deaf to the whisperings of the Universe. My career as a psychic is doomed. I was pretty sure the Colts would win the Superbowl. I had a dream that I would get The Call . . . yesterday. And, lastly, I was 100%, absolutely and completely, beyond any…

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How to be Great 3

I meant to post this two days ago, but then things got quite busy and, well, you know how it is. At any rate, today I’m going to show you Jim Collins’ method for finding that golden concept, the one that is both simple and consistent. The one that can make a company (or a…

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How to be Great 2

Another of the great, writing related themes in Good to Great is called The Hedgehog Concept. There’s lots of meat here, so I’m going to break it up into two different posts. So today we have: The Hedgehog Concept: Part 1 The Hedgehog Concept is all about finding the right concept. The concept that is…

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How to be Great

*According to NY Times Bestselling author Jim Collins. (No relation.) My husband is a big reader. Not of fiction, mind you. He told me once that he likes to read books that are “useful” and “actually teach me something about the world.” As is, not fiction. You can imagine, I had a hotly worded response.…

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