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Are You Lonesome?

By Bruce Hoag | December 3, 2019 |

The movie, The Loneliness of a Long Distance Runner, tells the story of a rebellious teen who uses running as a means to escape a world that he sees as unnecessarily restrictive. Normally, running is an isolated activity. You know from your own experience from just driving around that it’s unusual to see more than one…

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Are You Keeping Your Eye on the Ball?

By Bruce Hoag | November 29, 2019 |

In a TEDx talk, social psychologist Emily Balcetis discussed some research that she and her team had done in the area of fitness and exercise. They wanted to know why some people found it harder to do than others. Most of us would assume that those who were already in good shape would think it…

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Is Passion Enough?

By Bruce Hoag | November 26, 2019 |

One of the most overused words in business is the word passion. It seems that everyone has it, but is utterly convinced that no one knows that they do.  This is evidenced by the ubiquity of the word on countless websites and in statements that entrepreneurs make about their attitude towards their work. It reminds…

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Does It Matter If Lessons Are Learned?

By Bruce Hoag PhD | November 8, 2019 |

It’s altogether too common to hear leaders, whether in companies or governments, try to absolve themselves of the responsibility for something catastrophic by speaking of the lessons that they have learned. Although some humility usually accompanies such admissions, the overall message seems to be that “we didn’t know any better.” Just learning lessons doesn’t solve…

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Demonetization: How to Deal with the Threat to Your Business

By Bruce Hoag | October 5, 2019 |

In a presentation given in 2017, Peter Diamandis said that nearly everything in the world as we know it today will be demonetized down to its marginal cost. Energy Food Communication Education Healthcare Transportation Water Housing Entertainment Information Insurance Labor These changes are visible already in some areas.   Transportation Depending on where you live,…

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Are You Congruent with Yourself?

By Bruce Hoag | September 14, 2019 |

In geometry, the word congruent means equal, but outside of that context it means to agree. And the question is, “Do you agree with yourself?” Are you congruent with yourself? Now that may sound like a philosophical consideration to be reserved for a time when you’re struggling with insomnia, but I assure that it’s not. In fact, it’s…

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Disrupt, or Disrupted? That is the Question

By Bruce Hoag | July 19, 2019 |

It should come as no surprise that many would-be entrepreneurs are trying to figure out how to create an innovative business by doing what everyone else is doing already. There’s a good reason for that. It’s because when they look at other businesses, all they see are solutions. Pick any business you like. What you…

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How to Face Your Fears

By Bruce Hoag | July 10, 2019 |

This article is entitled How to Face Your Fears.  Did you notice that the last word was plural?  There’s a subtle, but important difference between it and the more common singular version. Fear is a general feeling that’s unspecified. Fears, on the other hand, are specific. You could have a sudden, but inexplicable foreboding, and we’d classify…

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The Road Not Taken

By Bruce Hoag | June 19, 2019 |

In 1920, Robert Frost wrote a poem entitled “The Road Not Taken.” In it, he described a choice in life, whether to take one path or another; whether to go to the right or to the left. And his regret was in the fact that he could not travel along both, for each held its…

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How to Use Procrastination to Get Your Work Done

By Bruce Hoag | June 14, 2019 |

Imagine the last time you witnessed a temper tantrum. Chances are that it was from one or more small children. They were probably with Mom or Dad. They saw something on the shelf that they wanted and took the initiative to put it in the shopping basket. At the checkout, there was a difference of…

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