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Young red headed woman pointing at the title, "The Principles of Serendipitous Confluence"

The Principles of Serendipitous Confluence

Have you ever heard the phrase "Principles of Serendipitous Confluence" before? This phrase basically means "discovering the right thing at the right time." I found this expression in the book "Ghost Rider" by Neal Peart. This book…
I Said, "You Should Run Your Shop Like An Airport"

I said, "You should run your shop like an airport"

I said to him, "You should run your shop like an airport." Not in the "overpriced-cardboard food-afraid to touch anything way"...but in the aspect that some airports manage over 2,500 flights in and out a day. If you stop and think about…
Squirrels and Shiny Objects: How Not To Get Distracted

Squirrels & Shiny Objects: How Not To Get Distracted

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Distracted at work? Have you ever wondered how other people and companies seem to accelerate and do so much more than you every day? I named this article "Squirrels and Shiny Objects" because it seems that for some folks they veer off the…
Information Drinking From The Firehose

Information: Drinking From The Firehose

Information overload! In the modern 24/7/365 warp speed of the decorated apparel industry, it may sometimes feel like you are drinking from a firehose when it comes to finding and utilizing information. There is simply too much to process. So…
Fool's Gold - Marshall Atkinson

Fool's Gold

Are you prospecting for gold? Back in the gold mining boom, prospectors would unearth a mineral called pyrite and be duped into thinking it was the real deal.  Pyrite is an iron sulfide and the most common of the sulfide minerals. It's…