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Why Good Magicians–and Good Leaders–Have a Plan B

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In card magic, there are a number of secret moves, or “sleights,” that all self-respecting magicians must master. I still remember spending hours, days, and weeks practicing maneuvers like the side pass, the Elmsley count, the glide, and many others. I got fairly good, although my professional magician friends can run circles around me. I was a pretty good amateur, but I was never a master.

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Are You Setting Your Team Up For Success…or Failure?

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A friend of mine recently asked me if I could sit in on keyboards with his band for an upcoming gig. I have the night available, so I said sure. A few nights ago I went to a rehearsal so I could meet the other guys in the band and get a feel for the music.

It could have gone better.

Oh, it wasn’t bad, mind you. But it could have gone better. They didn’t show me a set list or any ...

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A Tale of Two Restaurants…and You

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Today we’re going to talk about two fast-food restaurant chains. They both serve similar products, but one makes way more money than the other. Let’s see if you can guess which one is the big winner:

Restaurant Chain #1:

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  • Virtually synonymous with its product
  • Thousands and thousands of locations throughout the entire country
  • Open 7 days a week, 365 days a year
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Restaurant Chain #2:[unordered_list style=”red-x”]

  • Virtually unknown in half the country
  • Fewer than half the number of restaurants as Restaurant Chain #1
  • Every location closed nearly ...
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Failure Is Not an Option…It’s a Necessity!

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I’m currently reading a fascinating new book by Megan McArdle called The Up Side of Down: Why Failing Well Is the Key to Success Continue Reading →

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The Myth of the Lone Ranger

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With this major release now in theaters EVERYWHERE, I thought I’d share this tib-bit with you:movies-the-lone-ranger-armie-hammer

 

Americans have a fascination with the Lone Ranger. Not necessarily the Old West character played by Clayton Moore in ...

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The Blame Game – Ever Played It?

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