The 2nd Day Seemed Like 5 Days

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Have you ever had a Navin R. Johnson Day? — the kind of day that reminds you of this classic scene from The Jerk? Today was one of those days: a day so completely full of good stuff that it feels like several days’ worth of great experiences as you sit in bed at the end of the day and survey all that …

60 Minutes With 43

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There was so much great material covered on this first day of the EntreLeadership Summit 2016, but before I get to any of it, this recap has to start with the bucket-list highlight of the day: an hour-long Q&A between Dave Ramsey and America’s 43rd President, George W. Bush. First, the security restrictions: Uniformed Dallas PD were sprinkled among the common areas …

Ready … Set …

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I have been looking forward to traveling to Dallas for this event for a year. Last year, while having the great fortune of getting to attend Dave Ramsey’s very first EntreLeadership Summit, I got to listen to one of my all-time favorites — Dr. Henry Cloud — teach from one of my all-time favorite leadership books — Boundaries for Leaders. It was also …

All Systems GO

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The miracle of Apollo 11 is always worth examining afresh, as the time and distance of generations have flattened it into a historical “fact” bordering on mere trivia. The moment of July 20, 1969, stands as the greatest achievement in the history of humanity, whether from the perspective of a technical exercise or from the perspective of the intangible qualities that are uniquely …

“Driving” vs Driving

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It’s been quite a six weeks for Elon Musk and Tesla Motors. On March 31, Tesla held a launch event to partially unveil the details of its much-anticipated mass market electric car, the Model 3. Within a handful of days, the $1,000 pre-order deposits passed the 400,000 mark, all for a car whose design is not yet final and whose slow-roll delivery is …