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No Email for 58 Hours

I shut off my computer on Friday night. I disconnected my Wi-Fi. And I didn’t turn on my computer or check my email until this morning. Felt great. That’s a full 58 hours without email or Internet. Instead of sneaking to my computer to peek at email or blog comments every few hours, I played […]

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Does Transparency Hurt Business?

I was on the phone with a blog reader of mine yesterday. We were talking about a possible joint venture. During our conversation, he mentioned to me that he thought my transparency may be hurting my ability to attract clients. What did he mean by “transparency?” In this case, he was referring to another blog […]

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From Whence Came Gambit?

The legal name of my business is Gambit LLC. Last week, when I cashed some checks at the bank, the teller came back with a grin on his face. Teller: “Are you the business owner?” Me: “Yes, I am.” Teller: “Did you name your business after Gambit, the comic book character?” I get this question […]

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How I Overcome Inertia

Nearly everybody deals with inertia at some point. The law of inertia says this: things at rest tend to stay at rest; things in motion tend to stay in motion. Nobody is immune to this law. Maybe this is why whenever John Carlton writes a sales letter, he imagines his prospect as a fat slob […]

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