Monthly Archives: July 2016

Challenge Your Beliefs – Pt. 5 – Failure is Success Waiting to Happen

There have been quite a few news stories over the past year. Mainly interviews with billionaires who have taken the Warren Buffet pledge. They focus on the differences between MBAs and Entrepreneurs. An MBA is a short sighted creature, dim of wit and, with the help of good glasses, can see as far as the end of the current quarter…. Read more »

Organization Guts

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  Seems like a life time ago when a reviewer told me he felt lost in one of my mystery stories, that it took him too long to gain traction again as the story played out. He eased the critique with a compliment and a recommendation to his readers. That’s always nice, but I know a spoonfull of sugar helps… Read more »

Challenge Your Beliefs – Pt. 5a

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Your greatest tool as a writer is the ability to seek out the odd and absurd. Great stories don’t come from an ordinary life, but the extraordinary things that happen yet seem like nothing at the time. This weekend a combination of that “toe tucking” commercial and someone’s comment had me surfing the Web. Don’t ask why, something clicked. It… Read more »

Challenge Your Beliefs – Pt. 4 – The Water Powered Car

Ah, you saw that title and instantly thought of people wearing Armadillo hats and putting tin foil in the roof of their vehicles/homes “to keep the spy signals out” didn’t you? Admit it. Culturally we’ve been conditioned to associate that topic with such people. Heck, it was even on an episode of the X-Files. I won’t go into the conspiracy… Read more »

Flaws Can Pull Audience In

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This is really a follow up post to the Leviathan post. After most of you read that post you probably wondered why I watched the entire thing. Basically, it had some issues. Yes the town and buildings looked like the run down things we all expect to see in Russian coastal towns which aren’t showpieces for “the Party,” but some… Read more »