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Wednesday, 04 November 2009 21:50

As good as it gets

Legendary UCLA basketball coach John Wooden describes competitive greatness as producing your best when only your best will be good enough. Whether it is the World Series MVP or corporate CEOs, the pressure is always on to come through in the clutch.

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Wednesday, 14 October 2009 22:49

Gold – Some Assembly Required

The price of gold is driven by the market’s views on the future trends in inflation, the outlook for the US Dollar, and the overall sense of worry about, well, anything worth worrying about.

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Friday, 25 September 2009 22:48

Different Ball Game

In our experience, the most successful innovators tend to lead on a sustained basis, primarily because flexibility, adaptability, and a corporate culture of risk-taking, if absent in a company, can not be produced overnight.

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Tuesday, 28 July 2009 21:46

Whose Market is it?

Our economy, long led by innovation and an entrepreneurial spirit, appears waiting to be led by government handouts, but the market belongs to investors and the collective business community even in times such as these when government support is necessary to right the ship.

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Sunday, 14 June 2009 21:45

Falling on the Sword

I think we may be entering an era during which the leadership provided by a CEO will have a far greater impact on a firm’s success than it has historically. What is it about the current economic environment that makes the CEO role so much more important?

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Sunday, 03 May 2009 21:43

Student Body Left

Effective execution requires a Student Body Left adaptability, a willingness to change course in order to take full advantage of the different environment and opportunities.

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Wednesday, 08 April 2009 21:42

Moral Compass

There are many who fear our country is losing its entrepreneurial spirit, some convinced it’s already gone. Even the thought of that is disheartening.

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Sunday, 01 March 2009 20:41

Faith or Folly?

We are in the midst of the most challenging environment most of us have ever experienced. Is faith, at such a time, the path to future reward, or mere folly?

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Sunday, 18 January 2009 21:33


There are reasons to be hopeful despite the negative start to 2009.

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