Best April Fools Day Ever

On April 1, 1988, I graduated from Marine Corps boot camp.  To this day, the sights and sounds of MCRD San Diego are still vividly fresh in my head.  I joined the Marines on November 24, 1987.  One month into training, I broke my foot and was sequentially diagnosed with pneumonia (nobody said boot camp Read more about Best April Fools Day Ever[…]

Provide Value To Your Customer And Thank Them

Back in November (2009) I was watching Episode #24 of This Week in Startups featuring Jason Calacanis.  His guest that week was Gary Vaynerchuk, of Wine Library TV fame and countless appearances on TV.  Sometimes I arrive a little late to the game.  I Don’t watch a lot of television so I hadn’t seen Gary Read more about Provide Value To Your Customer And Thank Them[…]

Passion + Commitment + Skill = Success

I just read an intriguing post on Dan Schawbel’s blog.  It was titled The Excellence Equation: Passion and Commitment. For several years, I’ve been promoting a similar “success” equation. The only component not listed in his blog post was skill. I think ANYTHING is possible if you have passion, commitment, and skill. If you’re short Read more about Passion + Commitment + Skill = Success[…]