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Top 5 Lessons Hot Yoga Taught Me About Being An Entrepreneur

 Like many stressed out entrepreneurs, I got hooked on hot yoga. For those of you that have sweat it out in unbearable heat while holding gravity defying poses you know what I mean. It’s addictive. It cleanses the mind and body. But, hot yoga has done much more than tone my abs and sweat out...


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Forget what you learned in school, here are the real 5Ps of marketing

In business school you learn the 5Ps of marketing: product, price, promotion, place and people. I remember studying them in an undergrad business course. In theory, that sounds great, but if you come from the school of real-world hard-knocks, like me, then you know full well that those 5Ps are a load of sh**. My...


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What the US Army Taught Me About Innovation: Camouflage, Robots and 8,000-Calorie Meals

  Let’s face it, when you think of innovation, the government and in particular the Army don’t come to mind. So you can imagine my surprise when someone from the US Army Research Laboratory called me about coming out to do a keynote speech for women’s history month and spend the day touring the “labs.”...


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INC - 8 Ways To Make A Billion Dollar Idea Successful

  There are lots of ideas in the world. In fact, according to various sources including The National Science Foundation and Deepak Chopra, each person has roughly 15,000 to 70,000 individual thoughts each and every day. Among all those thoughts are bound to be some exciting ideas and perhaps a groundbreaking invention or two. But...


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What's The Mother of Invention? Necessity or Resources?

I’m always amazed at the ingenuity of the every day person. A few weeks ago I was getting my make up done for a video shoot and the make up artist and I struck up a conversation. Without knowing what I do at The Shuuk she started telling me about a product invention she was...


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Innovative thinking is a part of everything you do

I was recently asked to share how I build my database. As you'll read in this article in Speaker Magazine you'll discover that I see it as Bringing People Into My World, not getting people's emails. It's the difference between an engaged community and a large database full of indifferent people. To learn more about...


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If it's not broke, fix it anyway

  Remember that old saying, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it?” That’s not always accurate. Did you know that the Ford F150 has been the best selling truck in the US for more than 30 years? Biggest seller in the biggest marketing. Not broken right? Well, Ford went ahead and fixed it anyway. In...


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It's Not Fail Fast, Fail Often; It's Listen Fast, Iterate Often That Succeeds!

I’ve seen great products launch and totally flop and mediocre products launch and turn into the next big thing. What determines whether your product, service or business idea will succeed? Believe it or not, it’s not your idea. In fact, it has very little to do with your idea. It actually has everything to do...


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7 Habits of Highly Innovative People & aha moments

Great innovation often comes with magical stories about a brilliant light bulb going off and the innovator then running around town like a mad man. We call it the “aha” moment. A moment when the idea, solution or opportunity we’ve been waiting for hits us like a ton of bricks – or an apple on...


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Don't Innovate If...

Don't Innovate If: You believe things are good enough and couldn’t get much better Status quo makes you so happy you get that warm fuzzy feeling Your brain feels so full that you couldn’t possible learn any new facts You consider new experiences as something to be avoided at all costs There is no argument...