It’s good business to learn from people who suck: #42 of 55 things I’ve learned

Every time something annoys me, I take it as a learning experience. For example, Darling Daughter Number Three has been remiss at getting back to me lately, with the lament, “But I’m SO busy!” I

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Every time something annoys me, I take it as a learning experience. For example, Darling Daughter Number Three has been remiss at getting back to me lately, with the lament, “But I’m SO busy!” I

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Leave the ladder down: #41of 55 things I have learned in (almost) 55 years

In her dissertation on African-American leaders, Dr. Shanetta Robinson has a couple of memorable quotes on this topic. One executive she interviewed urged women leaders that have reached the top to “leave the ladder down”.

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In her dissertation on African-American leaders, Dr. Shanetta Robinson has a couple of memorable quotes on this topic. One executive she interviewed urged women leaders that have reached the top to “leave the ladder down”.

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Being a Manager Means Doing What Needs to be Done

When I started dating my late husband, I was a 26-year-old engineer and he was 44-year-old manager. In addition to forever losing any possibility of criticizing age differences for any boyfriends our daughters might bring

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When I started dating my late husband, I was a 26-year-old engineer and he was 44-year-old manager. In addition to forever losing any possibility of criticizing age differences for any boyfriends our daughters might bring

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Jealousy is Toxic, Honesty is Good and other things I’ve learned in (almost) 55 years

Five more things I have learned in almost 55 years. Jealousy is bad for you. Scrupulous honesty about your motives will pay off. Much negative criticism stems from jealousy. Yes, employers ARE right to turn

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Five more things I have learned in almost 55 years. Jealousy is bad for you. Scrupulous honesty about your motives will pay off. Much negative criticism stems from jealousy. Yes, employers ARE right to turn

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Never let go of anything you need – & other travel advice

I travel A LOT for business. This occurred to me today as I realized I knew where to find an outlet in the one restaurant in the Grand Forks International Airport. (It is international because

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I travel A LOT for business. This occurred to me today as I realized I knew where to find an outlet in the one restaurant in the Grand Forks International Airport. (It is international because

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Don’t Wait Until You’re Perfect

I’m not perfect. God am I ever not perfect. I’ve been working  on the Spirit Lake Game beta on and off for the past several weeks, adding, fixing, changing. In most of these cases we

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I’m not perfect. God am I ever not perfect. I’ve been working  on the Spirit Lake Game beta on and off for the past several weeks, adding, fixing, changing. In most of these cases we

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Hating My Little Ponies Doesn’t Make You a Bad Mother

Many people have commented how ironic it is that I’m writing computer games these days because I’m one of the least playful people you’ll meet. I have a confession to make, although confession is perhaps

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Many people have commented how ironic it is that I’m writing computer games these days because I’m one of the least playful people you’ll meet. I have a confession to make, although confession is perhaps

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Four Things Students Should Have Learned in School but Didn’t

Here are four more of Dr. De Mars 55 things I have learned in (almost) 55 years, and that is that there are four thing students should have learned in school but often didn’t. 1.

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Here are four more of Dr. De Mars 55 things I have learned in (almost) 55 years, and that is that there are four thing students should have learned in school but often didn’t. 1.

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Five things I learned from start-up meet-ups

There are, or so I have heard, people who are energized by parties, meet-ups and social events. I am not one of those people. If I had my choice, I would never go to any

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There are, or so I have heard, people who are energized by parties, meet-ups and social events. I am not one of those people. If I had my choice, I would never go to any

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Don’t Play With a Stacked Deck – & More Things I Learned in 55 Years

I highly recommend, The Dip,  a short book by Seth Godin that lauds the value of quitting. I wrote about this at greater length on my other blog on judo and life, under the topic,

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I highly recommend, The Dip,  a short book by Seth Godin that lauds the value of quitting. I wrote about this at greater length on my other blog on judo and life, under the topic,

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