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Will Life Imitate Art?: TV NFL Player Comes “Out”

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I have long believed life imitates art.  Leonardo da Vinci conceptualized a helicopter and a tank centuries before they were “invented.”  The pioneering submarine designer, Simon Lake, credited his inspiration to Jules Verne’s science fiction story, “20,000 Leagues Under the … Continue reading

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Trusting Manti Te’o

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It’s a matter of trust. Whether you’re talking about exceptional customer service, loyalty as a leader, or Manti Te’o’s place in the NFL Draft, it’s a matter of trust. In my speech and course entitled “Whom Do You Trust?” I … Continue reading

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New Year’s Resolutions from the Playoffs

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My favorite time of year: NFL Playoffs! They delivered as usual: dramatic plays and touching moments. After last year’s playoffs, I wrote a blog with three lessons from the playoffs for us in the real work world. This year, there … Continue reading

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Beware the Trap Game

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We have come to the last weeks of the NFL season . . .already . . .sigh.  It’s a short season to me, and now it’s time for the teams to really show what they are made of.  Playoffs are … Continue reading

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Change? Deal With It!

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So they are renovating my apartment building in Marina del Rey, and they made everyone move out.  I’ve lived there for 10 years and would have stayed forever—the view was killer.  I know “moving” is 100 points on the Holmes-Rahe … Continue reading

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NFL RedZone Scores Big? Not For Me.

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Direct TV has a paid channel called NFL RedZone. A recent article in the LA Times says it scores big with football fans—especially fantasy players. That’s probably why I’m not a fan. Last year, I wrote a blog on fantasy … Continue reading

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Speaking Can Grow Your Business

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This morning I spoke to NAWBO-LA, women business owners.  My subject was The Business of Speaking:  Crafting Your Perfect Pitch.   As a professional public speaker with a star-studded track record, I have delivered speeches to audiences of thousands with huge … Continue reading

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It’s Only the 4th Quarter: Never Give Up!

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This column could be a tribute to the Manning brother quarterbacks, Peyton and Eli.  After all, I did dedicate my book to Peyton, and Eli keeps astounding people with his cool performances under pressure.  But it’s more than that for … Continue reading

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