August 2009

How to Spot Business Opportunities in a Recession

I received the following comment from reader David Oliver the other day. He made a really important point that I totally agree with. “You know what I was thinking one day is how so many people need to develop their capacity to find the good/opportunity in situations. It’s really like developing a muscle. It takes […]

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10 Yr Old Fined for Lemonade Stand

Just saw this video clip from Fox News about how a 10 year old entrepreneur in New York City was shut down by the local authorities. The young girl, named Clementine, decided that given the recent high temperatures in New York City, she would open a lemonade stand to help potential customers qwench their thirst […]

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Sigh… The End of an Abusive Relationship

I’ve been in an abusive relationship for the past 15 years. Its a relationship where I’ve given, and the other side just takes, takes, and takes. I’ve stayed in this relationship all this time because getting out seemed so difficult and complicated. Where would I go instead? What if a new relationship doesn’t work out? […]

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The Thin Line Between Persistence and Stupidity

In my last post, I talked about the importance of mental toughness as a key to profiting from this recession. I guess I struck a cord as many of you emailed me your comments. Thanks Danielle, Brandy (Portland, OR), and Gustavo (Buenos Aires, Argentina), for your comments. Given the interest in this topic, I thought […]

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Mental Toughness = Recession Profits (Part 2)

Over the past few years, I’ve become a very reluctant historian. I’ve been drawn to stories of survival.   In particular one really good book that changed my thinking an awful lot is called “Deep Survival: Who Lives, Who Dies, and Why” by Laurence Gonzales.   It’s a book the chronicles truly incredible (such an […]

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