We’ve been here before. The celebration of meaningless extravagance versus meaningful metrics in the race to become the next unicorn is, as Vice President, Joe Biden says…. “Malarky.” When there is an inordinate emphasis on nonsensical crap and no attention to what creates value, a bubble emerges. In DC there are Read More

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A Fable, author unknown. We know it's not me because it's all spelled correctly: A ship engine failed, no one could fix it. Then they brought in a man with 40 yrs. on the job. He inspected the engine carefully, top to bottom. After looking things over, the guy reached into Read More

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As a Professionally trained and active Business Coach and Leadership Peer Group Facilitator, I meet 1 on 1 with my members every month for 90 minutes. Then as a group we meet once a month. During any single group session only 3 to 4 of the members have the opportunity Read More

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In Search Of: Leaders eager to continue to grow, learn and be challenged. And, if you’re the kind of leader who knows who is buried in the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier then this group isn’t for you. If you want to know why President Grant is buried in Grant’s Tomb… why Read More

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Here we go again. We’ve crested the top of the latest DC Region Startup roller coaster hill and we’re now speeding towards a bottom.  Just four years ago, in 2012 there was a budding DC Startup Industrial Complex. This included multiple media outlets with hot shot reporters, there were record Read More

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People make rational decisions irrationally. This is not something I think, believe, have heard somewhere or read online. No I'm not some wacky haired presidential candidate. This is something I know for a fact from exhaustive research (if you don’t believe me do some research on your own.  You can Read More

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Date: Thursday, July 14, 2016 Time: 6:00 PM Place: Refraction coworking @ Reston Town Center 11911 Freedom Drive, Level 8, Reston, VA (map) Register Here http://www.meetup.com Topic: The human brain is the result of 300 million years of evolution. Yet the part of the brain that makes us human has existed for only 100 thousand years. Our cerebral Read More

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A successful business doesn’t come down to any one factor.  There are many: Founder Brilliance Team Quality Execution Differentiated Product Innovation Catching A Wave Culture Timing Luck More Luck And Even More Luck One hit wonders in business are more the norm than Thomas Edisons or Elan Musks. Yet in business there is no crueler joke than First Time Success Syndrome Read More

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