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Do you want to be unstoppable? Do you want to have days where you can actually get something constructive done? Do you want to be able to remain unfazed when persistent emotions and life situations drag you down? Forget the one-size-fits-all self-help gurus, online therapy, or unsustainable drastic life changes. …


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How to get past the roadblocks that stop you from moving forward.

Deconstructing Accomplishment

Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right. -Henry Ford


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Why colleges who don’t make recruiting and enrolling students “Amazon-Easy,” will quickly go the way of Sears.

Each year when a new group of students enters into my class, Business and American Society, one of the first lessons they face involves the theory of Creative Destruction. Admittedly, I’ve twisted the term from its original meaning, but whether one follows Marx or Joseph Schumpeter, the main idea is that there are creative-destructive forces in all businesses and institutions. Whether one is an economist, historian, or biologist, the theory is easy to understand. Charles Darwin wrote in 1859 that “the extinction of old forms is the almost inevitable consequence of the production of new forms,” which is perhaps the…

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Educator, author, and over-thinker writing about current events, teaching, learning, and life.

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