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The 12 Days of Christmas | What does is cost this year?

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The cost of the fanciful mix of gifts described in the classic carol, The 12 Days of Christmas, has been tracked for over a quarter of a century. W ho knew how expensive the Seven-Swans-A-Singing would be?   What a difference 5 years makes! It was a pretty fowl year back in 2010. Who knew…

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Hi. I’m Your Mobile Phone. I’m lost and I can’t find my owner.

I'm an iphone. I'm lost and can't find my owner

We’ve become very dependent on our mobile phones, haven’t we? Losing it is super frustrating … and can be super expensive.I ‘ve been through this exact scenario recently, so I wanted to share with you what I’ve learned. Follow these steps to make sure you’re prepared for something that will inevitably happen to you or…

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Resentment | Jealousy | Anger | Best to kick them to the curb!

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BTW, the same holds for bitterness. And jealousy. And Anger And Revenge. Let it go. (The quote has been attributed to Nelson Mandela, Buddha and Anne Lamotte among others. It may have come into common parlance in the 1930s with Alcoholics Anonymous. In fact, Carrie Fisher explicitly attributed AA when she said it. Don’t you…

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What I’m Sure About | What You’re Sure About

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There are things we know for sure and some we don’t.H ere is what I DO know and what I think YOU know. What I Know Is True You don’t draw on the Lone Ranger. You can’t squeeze anything out of a buffalo nickel. You shouldn’t flub a question about who’s buried in Grant’s Tomb…

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Creativity & Innovation | They’re alive and well and living at USF

USF Fall 2015 Pitch Competition

Last week, as an Adjunct Professor at USF, I had the opportunity to once again participate as a judge for the Fall 2015 University of San Francisco Undergraduate Pitch Competition.I f you’re concerned about the ambitions and creativity of graduating students these days, don’t be. They’re on it. The Entrepreneurial Studies Program in the School…

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“A Day that will live in infamy.” | December 7, 1941

74 years ago, Pearl Harbor was attacked, precipitating the U.S. entry into World War II. On this day we honor and remember the extraordinary sacrifices made on a day that “will forever live in infamy”, and changed the course of world history. More than 2,500 U.S. lives were lost that day, a number which grew…

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Is it worth fighting for? How Committed Are You? Like Rocky? Rambo?

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This may seem like a very strange blog post for a site dedicated to leadership. But not really.N ot if you’re committed to managing your life, controlling your day and fighting for what you believe. Recently, I saw a profile of Sylvester Stallone and, serendipitously, stumbled across several articles and interviews about him at the…

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