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“Your Business Has A Moral Center” On Forbes

“It’s easy to vilify business. Sadly, we’re usually justified in these feelings, too.

For many reasons, over the …”

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Thoughts On Marissa Mayer, Yahoo, etc.

“A couple of weeks ago, it seemed like everywhere I looked online I saw an …”

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The Magic Of Strengths-Based Coaching

“I had the pleasure of presenting a virtual class entitled “The Magic of Strengths-Based Coaching” …”

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A New Addition

“Over the years, I’ve been publishing article-like content here, which has been great fun and …”

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4 Unconventional Ways To Market Your Book On Aleweb

“Recently, Tara Alemany, a friend of mine from the LeadChange Group, asked me to write a …”

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Life And Music By Alan Watts (With Transcript)

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In music, one doesn’t make the end of the composition the point of the composition.

If …”

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The Selfishness Of Helping ‘The World’

“We often think the world needs a certain “something” from us. We go out of …”

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Google Being Evil & Why Net Neutrality Matters

“We’ve been hearing a lot about Google “going evil” over the last week or so. …”

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Being Right Or Being Open

“Let’s get this out there first: I love being right.

I think this is generally …”

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Death by Info v. Death by Ignorance (& Gummi Bears)

“In the longstanding tradition of dividing the world into two types of people, I present …”

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We Are What We Choose (2010 Princeton Baccalaureate Remarks by Jeff Bezos)

“As a kid, I spent my summers with my grandparents on their ranch in Texas. …”

May
20
The Future Of Publishing

“For all of us
The future is a chapter unwritten
And much can be said
Much has been …”

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7 Dirty Little Secrets of Job Hunting (How to Find a Job, Change Careers, etc.)

“Trying to make any kind of career shift can be incredibly frustrating, and through my …”

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Org Fit Has Nothing To Do With Your Org

“Last week I had coffee with a new friend who told me a bit of …”

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Saving The World, One Household Product At A Time

“American author and poet Alice Walker has a quote I love which says, “The most …”

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Age Has Nothing To Do With How Old You Are

“Age really doesn’t have much to do with age.

A person’s true age is more about …”

Apr
27
Leadership Is Not For You

KEY POINTS FROM THE VIDEO

“The Legacy Crisis”
Leadership is always about more than what’s happening now; …”

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From The Perspective Of A Volcano

“A few days ago, the headline of the Huffington Post read “SMOKE MONSTER,” bolstered by …”

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29
Kill The Jargon

“Jargon is everywhere. Just like countries, every industry has its own language with terminology, slang, …”

Feb
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Questions Are The New Answers

“Everyone loves answers. Believe me, I love that feeling of brilliant clarity I get when …”

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Do One Thing Every Day That Scares You

“Eleanor Roosevelt, US diplomat and reformer (1884 – 1962), once said:

“Do one thing every day …”

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End Of An Era

“One of my favorite futurist music writers, Bob Lefsetz, wrote an article with the same …”

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Choices Will Terminate You

“This morning, one of my regular check-in sites, Mashable.com, posted a link for a movie …”

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My Books

“I had a great conversation the other day with David Kinnaman, the President of The …”

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Broke*: A Film About Music

“For more than a year, two of my best friends, Will Gray and Jon Kofahl, …”

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12+1 Songs You Need On Your iPod (Holiday Edition)

“Even though it never snows where I live, I grew up in a place where …”

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Pay What You Want For My Last Album

“One of my favorite things to do is to create music. In fact, before I …”

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American Idol & My Nonexistent NBA Career

“I’m sure our collective parents all collectively meant well when they collectively told us that …”

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Time To Buy Some Mazda Stock

“Being a former Mazda driver and regular blogger, I was invited by Mazda to attend …”

Nov
12
12 Songs You Need On Your iPod, Part III (Goosebumps Edition)

“Welcome to Part III of 12 Songs You Need On Your iPod.

This list is something …”

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10,000 Hours Is Missing The Point

“Reprinted from Mike Morrison’s fantastic email newsletter (November 4, 2009); you can subscribe here.

In this …”

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People: Your LEAST Important Asset

“Once upon a time, in the thick of the American industrial revolution, a highly respected …”

Oct
14
Capitalism: A Love Story?

I saw Michael Moore’s latest film, Capitalism: A Love Story, on opening day. This was …”

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Where The Hell Is Matt?

“…and, more importantly, how have I not seen this before!?

Travel is wondrous. Dancing is a …”

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Culture Eats Strategy For Breakfast

“Dr. Lee, the professor for my MBA International Management class, said something last month in …”

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New Blog Design

“Welcome to the new blog design! The Wordpress theme is called Press and was designed …”

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The Epic Fail of California (and Why It Matters)

“Last night (October 3, 2009) the headline of The Huffington Post, in characteristic bold red letters, …”

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30
New Social Media Facts!

Here’s a brand new social media facts video from the kind folks at XPLANE and …”

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Invisible Speakers from Emo Labs

“This isn’t a technology blog by any means, but these invisible speakers have the potential …”

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You Cannot Legislate The Poor Into Freedom

“QUOTE OF THE DAY

You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the industrious out …”

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Looking At The Wrong Side Of An Airplane

“The title and opening sentence for this MSN article (http://tr.im/inflightwifi) says:
In the Air, Wi-Fi Gets …”

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Making Sense Of Health Care

“For the last few months the Obama administration has been making a pretty big deal …”

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21
The Death Of Books?

“The Social Media Revolution video I posted yesterday got some good dialogue going on my …”

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Is Social Media A Fad?

There’s so much great stuff in this video that I couldn’t not post it. (And …”

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Umair Haque On Constructive Capitalism

“Umair Haque is the Director of the Havas Media Lab, a new kind of strategic …”

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12 Songs You Need On Your iPod, Part II

“My first post of “12 Songs You Need On Your iPod” was surprisingly popular, so …”

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Genius & The Weight Of Creativity

“I just watched an incredible and insightful video on the oft-impossible weight of creativity from …”

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3 Great Insights For Managing Gen Y

“I came across this interview today, and thought it had some really great things to …”

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12 Songs You Need On Your iPod

“One of my obsessions is new music. It’s like a drug… and thankfully much cheaper. …”

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The Grass Ain’t Greener

“In 2004, I worked as a night time producer and deejay at Mix 100.3 FM …”

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Must-See: The Story Of Stuff

“I’ll keep this brief, as I’d love for you to consider taking the next 21 …”

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Incorporate Yourself

“I’m working on writing another book. It started as an idea for a project I …”

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God Is Not Gonna Paint Your Van

“Driving home from the office today I got stuck behind one of those huge old …”

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Unemployment, Greed, & Hope

“(I wrote this on January 9, 2009. Figured it was time to post it.)

On msnbc.com …”

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Outliers

“I finished reading Malcom Gladwell’s latest book, Outliers, a few nights ago.

I know what …”

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Productivity Stats

“I came across an fascinating list of stats provided by Dr. Donald E. Wetmore, the …”

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The Courage Of Detroit

“On Friday my lovely Mitten-native wife brought home a black and white copy of an …”

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Must-See: Slumdog Millionaire

“Went to see Slumdog Millionaire in Burbank last night.

You know, “buzz” is a funny thing. …”

2008
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Lovin's For Fools

“I knew I had to post this when I saw that only 3,241 people had …”

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Playing For Change: Peace Through Music

“I don’t suppose there are too many things better to post on Christmas Eve than …”

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Paradoxical Art

“It seems to me that artists exist in some kind of existential purgatory.

Anyone who considers …”

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Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog

“This is bloody genius. Enjoy!!

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21
Ben Stein On The Military

“While I Swim at Home, Our Combatants Fight On
by Ben Stein (from NewsMax Magazine June …”

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Lite-Brites, Sisyphus, & Expecting The Best

“When in a position of leadership, how much does a leader’s lack of faith in …”

Jun
27
Why 'Unrealistic' Goals Are Easier To Achieve

“By Tim Ferriss (excerpt from The 4-Hour Work Week)

I had to bribe them. What other …”

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The Millennial Melee

“An increasing topic of interest to me (and, apparently, the rest of the world) is …”

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A New Way To Get Music?

“The article I’m going to talk about is over a month old, but I just …”

Apr
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Creativity & Spirituality

“Wanted to share a video from a professor at a music conservatory I attended back …”

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LOST: Mystery Solved?

“My good friend Blanchard posted a link to an absolutely fascinating website on his blog …”

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John Mayer Has A TV Show

“I suppose it would actually be more correct to say that John Mayer HAD a …”

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What’s 3 Trillion?

“Written out, a trillion is a one followed by 12 zeros, or 1,000,000,000,000. That’s a …”

Jan
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The Rich Young Me

“I had coffee last week with my friend Greg, and, as always, we had some …”

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Did God Create Evil?

“The university professor challenged his students with this question: “Did God create everything that exists?”

A …”

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A Dramatic Chipmunk To Start 2008

“Despite the fact that this was hugely popular in 2007 (I have no idea why …”

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Dec
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Free Download Of “Mary,” My Christmas Song

“UPDATE NOVEMBER 2014 — BRAND NEW VERSION!
Available on Spotify HERE, iTunes HERE

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In the spirt of …”

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The Shopocalypse Is Upon Us!

“Morgan Spurlock, who is quickly becoming one of my favorite people, recently released a new …”

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Strategist, Catalyst, Philosopher

“(DISCLAIMER: There’s a whole lot of StrengthsFinder lingo in this post; if you’re finding yourself …”

Nov
07
Ron Paul @ Google

“Listening to Ron Paul is kind of like reading a history textbook, which I realize …”

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Strengths Insight: Communication

“I realized this morning on my short drive to the office that communication is actually …”

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Never Forget (9/11/07)

“May we never forget that violence always kills — not only the person who is …”

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The Educated & Scholarly

“A few more words of wisdom from our friend, the “other” J.D.:

“Many, many men have …”

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Education: Time For Something New

“On my vacation, my beautiful family-in-law and I visited the Mackinac Island area of Michigan …”

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Holden Caulfield On Jesus, Etc.

“Thus spake Holden Caulfield:

“I felt like praying or something, when I was in bed, but …”

Jul
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Full Of Myself

“Over the past six weeks, I have being doing the Body For Life program, in …”

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Jesus Drives An LAX Airport Shuttle

“I guess you could say that I’ve been practicing “The Secret” for the last couple …”

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Music You Need On Your iPod

“A Fine Frenzy, “Ashes and Wine”
Jeremy Lister, “Ready To Fall”
Iron & Wine, “Boy With A …”

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Spider-man 3 Part 2

“So, if you are a regular reader, you probably already know that I write freelance …”

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War, PTS, & Responsibility

“A couple nights ago, some of my good friends and coworkers attended a post traumatic …”

Apr
19
All This Gravity

“When you live in the desert, you try to get out whenever you can.

“Yesterday Morning” …”

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Luminaries & Black Holes

“The most brilliant minds on the planet will tell you that the universe is expanding. …”

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“What Would Jesus Do?” From GQ

“A couple years back, a guy named Walter Kirn, the literary editor for GQ Magazine …”

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California: The Edge Of Nothing (Except Maybe Sanity)

“I won’t lie: part of me moved to Los Angeles because I have an illness: …”

Jan
20
A Future Not Our Own

“It helps, now and then, to step back
and take the long view.
The kingdom is not …”

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Los Angeles, City Of Broken Angels

“There are many things I love about LA. But some days, I fear for us. …”

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This Is How It Works

“This is how it works
You’re young until you’re not
You love until you don’t
You try until …”

2006
Dec
26
Why God Is A Quarter Note (Or Eighth Note If You Prefer)

“I think, perhaps, that Life is what happens when we, physical, human representations come into …”

Nov
30
“Celebrate, Remember A Year In The Life Of Friends”

“*ESPECIALLY FOR MUSICAL THEATER / POP CULTURE JUNKIES*

I just watched “Rent” the other night on …”

Jul
03
All God Needs Is Gravity To Hold Me Down

“Why does travel sound so good?

Behold Alison Krauss & Union Station, in “Gravity”:

And the people …”

Jan
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Don’t Forget Your Green Apron

“Every once in a great while I have these random moments of clarity; like suddenly …”

2005
Dec
13
The Lovely Bones

“I wrote this on December 10th, 2005, at 3:33pm in Vail, Colorado, right after finishing …”

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To Believe In God

“”To believe in God is to believe in the salvation of the world.”

“The paradox of …”

Jul
20
Hope

“It amazes me that someone can run a thread of purpose through our miniscule, pain-filled …”

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Reality & TV

“Sometimes I hear people criticize a movie or a TV show for not being realistic. …”

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My Friend, Thomas Edison

“Perhaps the most evil thing about humanity isn’t our propensity for malevolence but our ability …”

Jun
30
Storms

“Today in Michigan it rained;

The sky turned a blue the shade
Of a deep, angry ocean
And …”

Mar
16
My Life, A Movie

“(This post was mostly taken from a rare journal entry of mine back in August …”

Jan
26
Adventures In The Car Pool Lane

“Ah, the car pool.

Now, I understand that “pool” has different meanings, but for me it …”

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College Students

“I almost hit a college student with my car today.

I didn’t, though, so don’t worry …”

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Just A Bit Of Silliness, Really

“I’m not sure what happened to me.

You should know, before I begin, that I’m one …”

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Soul

“So, I just finished writing (literally, just now) a new song called Soul, and, oh, …”

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The Beginning

“Welcome to my first attempt at “the blog!”

For the longest time I had no idea …”