Borrowing Experience “What [a person] knows at fifty that he did not know at twenty is not the knowledge of formulas or forms of words, but of people, places, actions—a knowledge gained by touch, sight, sound, victories, failures, sleeplessness, devotion, love—the human experiences and emotions of this earth and of oneself and of other men.” … Continue reading

Go ahead — Astonish me

June 22, 2010 by Dan Miller Astonish is not a word we hear much.  But what is it you do that is brilliant, amazing, excellent, remarkable, essential, extraordinary, outstanding, noteworthy, incredible or astonishing? What is it that displays your personal best – your personal brilliance? The story is told that one day the great artist, … Continue reading

Do you have any “bad” ideas?

July 31, 2010 by Dan Miller I just got a question from a podcast listener.  Brad from California asks:  “Dan, I hear you share about all your good ideas.  Do you ever have a bad idea?” I had to pick myself up off the floor after laughing so hard.  Do I ever have a bad … Continue reading

Want to be “intelligent” and average or “creative” and successful?

August 1, 2010 by Dan Miller Studies over the last 50 years show children increasing in IQ.  But since 1990, scores of creativity have gone down.  Our children, and adults, are becoming less creative. The accepted definition of creativity is production of something original and useful.  Too much TV, video games and time indoors can … Continue reading

The Art of Effective Decision Making

If you can’t easily make decisions, you shouldn’t be in business. Being an entrepreneur constantly requires you to make decisions and remain firm in them so that goals may be achieved as promised. Sometimes partners and employees may agree with you, heated debates and high emotions will arise forcing everyone to compromise. We know that … Continue reading