Month: May 2014

Creating Value – 7 of 10 Einstein Life Hacks

Now this is one Einstein quote that I absolutely LOVE. “Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.” It should be intuitively obvious that value creation is at the core of any business strategy, but it is amazing how many companies can’t articulate their true value to the customer. If you […]

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Making Mistakes – 6 of 10 Einstein Life Hacks

If there was ever a life hack that I have down pat, it is this one.   Fortunately, nearly every time I make a mistake, I “get it” the first time and do not repeat it.    [Note the caveat of “nearly”.  Nobody is perfect.  Not even Einstein.]    Where mistakes become problematic is when […]

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Imagination – 5 of 10 Einstein Life Hacks

In 1971 John Lennon captivated us with his hit, Imagine.  And while I don’t share his view of imagining that there is no heaven, I do love his vision of the world being able to some day live as one.  Clearly he didn’t live to see that, but the Imagine Peace foundation run by his […]

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Focus in the Present – 4 of 10 Einstein Life Hacks

As a woman, I can definitely tell that this life hack was written by a man.   OK, Einstein, but still a man. “Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves.” I am a firm believer in the value of focus and […]

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Innovation is Priceless – 3 of 10 Einstein Life Hacks

Einstein said “It’s not that I’m so smart; it’s just that I stay with problems longer.”   He attributed his brilliance to that perseverance. Actually I don’t think it is perseverence that made Einstein great. You can work all day, all year, all term – name your timeframe – and if you keep using the same […]

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Not to be outdone by the Ukranians, the French come back strong

The French came back strong today, and I can only believe they are more enamoured with JoJo than the Ukranians.  Or perhaps they like Einstein more or are simply more intellectually curious. Or maybe getting a new President is more distracting than the Ukranians originally thought.  They are now asleep, so it is time for […]

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World politics be dammed, JoJo is trending in the Ukraine

Move over CNN…..   nearly half my blog views in the 5 minutes since I posted today’s “Einstein’s Life Hacks” blog have been from the Ukraine.  Perhaps they are bored with presidential politics?  JoJo is cuter than Billionaire Petro Poroshenko.  But JoJo is definitely not allowed to eat chocolate.  That takes thumbs to open the wrappers. […]

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Be Curious – 2 of 10 Einstein Lifehacks

Follow JoJo on Facebook It is often said that curiosity killed the cat.  My cat may not represent the norm, but he eats, takes a quick bath, sleeps, does his “business”, then repeats it all over again.   Every once in awhile JoJo can be caught “playing”.  But curious he is not.  Fortunate for us, […]

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The Value of Experience versus Education – 1 of 10 Einstein life hacks

Information vs Knowledge   © Gaping­void LLC The Value of Experience versus Education was actually a paper that I wrote first semester of my freshman year at Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma in my English class.  My teacher was Ruth Givens.  I was so convincing (to myself and later to my parents), that I […]

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Loving NOW – #25 of #25 Traits of the Fearless Entrepreneur

The most successful entrepreneurs take action. They completely understand the importance of NOW. I think that the real problem with most entrepreneurs is that they are corporate escape artists, which means that they grew up in Corporate America.  NOW is not a common premise in that world.  Meetings and conference calls are the order of […]

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