Posts Tagged ‘lesson’

Lessons Learned – #3

Thursday, December 29th, 2011

Lesson #3 of my top 10 insights this year: Good Book – On January 1, I committed to read 20 minutes each morning, and my first selection was a mystery filled with deception, war, betrayal and lust. Over the next 242 days, I missed just four, and finished the book on August 31. Reading 1,598 […]

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Lessons Learned – #4

Wednesday, December 28th, 2011

My fourth most valuable lesson in 2011: Better Ending – A friend’s daughter graduated in May after playing four years of collegiate softball. Each season she suffered a major injury yet kept battling back. Credit Suisse hired her when the person conducting the interview happened to have been a softball player whose career was injury-shortened. […]

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Lessons Learned – #5

Tuesday, December 27th, 2011

What’s the fifth most important lesson I learned this year? Father Time – For a service project leading up to his confirmation, my son decided we would spend a day working with Habitat for Humanity. A June day. In Houston. During the hottest summer on record. Our eight-person team painted the entire outside of a […]

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Lessons Learned – #6

Monday, December 26th, 2011

For the past eight years I’ve written a monthly e-newsletter about my business and life observations. The December issue is always a reflection on the things I learned. Here is a most delightful sixth lesson of 2011: Gimme S’more – Pepperidge Farm knows what it’s doing when it comes to product extension – adding Pizza, […]

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Lessons Learned – #1

Friday, December 31st, 2010

The final lesson I learn each year isn’t business wisdom. It’s about recognizing a higher calling. Usually I introduce a charity that’s doing good things. For 2010 I took a different approach: Gift of Giving – If you’re looking to spread some Christmas cheer or need a last-minute tax deduction, find a worthy cause that’s […]

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