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How Keeping a Journal Can Help You Do Better

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A Haitian proverb says, “Beyond the mountains there are more mountains.” That may sum up the journey of life. The journey that has no clear endpoint. Beyond the mountains there are more mountains. Your life will be full of ups and downs, of successes and failures, of joy and pain. The one place you can bring it  »  Read More

Sell Your Proposal with a Great Executive Summary

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In 1941, Prime Minister Winston Churchill wrote the following to his First Lord of the Admiralty: “Pray state this day, on one side of a sheet of paper, how the Royal Navy is being adapted to meet the conditions of modern warfare.” Some call it the “Executive Summary.” Less formal people might call  »  Read More

This Christmas be a Storyasker

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I still remember those Christmases from when my grandmother was still alive. My uncle Pat and his family lived in Philadelphia then. My family would take the train to the North Philadelphia station where Pat would meet us. Christmas was in my grandmother’s 3rd-floor walkup apartment. I don’t remember much about the  »  Read More

Better Writing: Use Your Journal to Improve Your Writing

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Writing is all about words and ideas. They combine to make angels of meaning. I think of writing as wrestling those angels of meaning onto a page. If you keep a journal, you can improve your writing dramatically. Here’s how. Capture Your Ideas in Your Journal Human beings are idea-generating machines. Ideas pop out of  »  Read More

Book recommendations for business leaders: 10/24/19

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Stephen King says that if you want to be a writer, there are two things you must do: read a lot and write a lot. This is about the “read a lot” part. I include reading lists and book reviews that will help you do business more effectively and write better for business. In this post, I point you to reviews of  »  Read More

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