Archive for August 2012

Does communication matter?

Yes. Because we live in an attention economy and effective communication is the means to get people’s attention in order to give back and serve people. I’m working on it and desire greatly to get better at communicating – in blogs, talks, videos, presentations, letters etc.  So I look to learn about it from any and…

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Married? Skirt estate-tax traps to leave more of your estate

A recent article in the Wall Street Journal gave some very useful information regarding estate tax rules and married couples. If you’re married, you’ll want to pay attention to the new estate tax rules made by the IRS, or risk losing thousands, if not hundreds of thousands, of your wealth to taxes—money that you could…

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What message are your kids getting about money?

I have yet to meet a parent who sets out to screw up their kid.  Even the most egotistical of parent still wants the best for their children hoping they’ll become all they can be.  At the very least, be happy in whatever they choose to do with their life. Then there are these kids…

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What is the size of your wealth and…

How do you show people?  I grew up in a sprawling English Tutor estate home on nearly 2 acres, complete with a pool that included a diving board and Jacuzzi.  I’ve known friend with homes much bigger and smaller. When it comes to demonstrating the size of your wealth for others to see, how big…

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Age Myth of Entrepreneurs

The Mark Zuckerberg story headlines most news stories this day and he has become the poster-child for what a success entrepreneur looks like.  Yes, that even includes the notion that successful entrepreneurs drop out of school and start young. Sub-consciously we hear the Zuckerberg story and think about all the ways we’re not like him and…

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What's the point?

For you personally and in your business do you have a vision bigger than the product or service?  Are you seeking to accomplish something for others that only you can?  When you accomplish this for them, what kind of difference will it make? These are key questions that make your business thrive and make you, as a…

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"Least Equality of Opportunity"?…RIDICULOUS!

A Columbia University professor was recently interviewed about his latest book in which he states, “The United States has the least equality of opportunity of any country.” What the heck is he talking about.  He should leave his classroom and hit the streets.  He’ll find the vendor serving and selling with every opportunity to create whatever kind…

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Movies on Milton Celebrates 25th Anniversary of “The Princess Bride”

Friday, August 17th, Movies on Milton will feature “The Princess Bride,” in celebration of the beloved movie’s 25th anniversary. “The Princess Bride” is a much-loved classic that transcends a single genre, as a comedy slash swashbuckling adventure slash romance. The movie follows Wesley, a simple but dashing farmhand, and the beautiful, though oddly-named, Buttercup. Their…

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Manage your estate from the grave

Each person cares about how their wealth will affect their loved ones and the causes they care about. You may know that you can control how your wealth is spent while alive, but did you know that you can still exercise some measure of control over your wealth and even your heirs after your death?…

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Don't Worry…Just Do Your Best Work

Fear is paralyzing and worry leads to defeat. It’s rationalized because of risk.  Risk is real, but fear and worry is a creation of our minds. The key is to realistically size up the risk then take fast action. This is true for any area of our life: personal, business, financial, family, and social. For more…

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