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Advice from the Masters: Steve Pavlina

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Steve Pavlina ran a computer game development business before he switched to personal development and wrote Personal Development for Smart People. According to his web site, he’s also credited as author or co-author of over a hundred books, with more coming out every year. Prolific, huh? Well, yes. Steve’s a fast  »  Read More

My Mother Wrote a Story

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Sometime in the early 1940s, well before I was born, my mother wrote a story and placed it in a denominational magazine. The title was “My Life with The Dominie.” It was the true story of a young pastor and his wife serving their first parish. The members of the church were Palatine Germans. They called their pastor  »  Read More

Book Reviews for Business Leaders: 10/4/16

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“Leaders are readers.” Yep, if you want to do that leading thing well, you need to read. One challenge is sorting through all the “leadership” and other business books to find good ones. This post should help. Here are some pointers to reviews of and excepts from recent leadership (in the broadest sense) books. In  »  Read More

The Writing Edge for Business Writers: 6/10/16

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You’re a businessperson. You may not think of yourself as a writer, but you know that writing well can boost your results and your career. Naturally, you want to do better. Every week I point you to articles and blog posts that I think will teach you something or spark an idea or two. Some weeks there are more  »  Read More

How to tell if you’re a real writer

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There are “writers” and then there are “real writers.” Evidently the second group is a superior subset of the first. I hadn’t thought much about the difference until I was asked to judge whether a particular person was a “real writer” or not. Merriam-Webster offers the following short definition of  »  Read More

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