“You miss 100% of the shots you never take.”

February 9, 2009

-Wayne Gretzky,
Canadian professional ice hockey player


Innovate Like Chris Rock

February 3, 2009

I am the girl who is always looking to be challenged and grow. How does one do that in a way that stretches you? That lets you test the waters in a way that allows for innovation? For me, that means taking risks—putting myself out there in a way that still affords me a lifeline as I discover which risks are worth taking and which ones lead to dead ends. I especially love the ones go no where—as they allow me to see that by taking another approach I can help our business continue to be creative, innovative and unique in our offering at a time when everyone is looking to find a niche that keeps them in the game.
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A Great Moment in History

January 31, 2009

Today it happened. I wrote about it in my last post. Equal pay for equal work. Today President Obama made such a poingnant speech as he signed the Lilly Ledbetter bill that I thought that sharing the story was an important way to high-lite some of the magnificent women that are paving the way for all of us.
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They Broke It!

January 12, 2009

This article is two fold as I am going to attach Seth Godin’s blog post today as it relates to one of his books—of which I read “Meatball Sundae”—and Wedgewood China, which he also wrote about in the book and was featured in an article in the New York Times January 9, 09.
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This Time It’s Personal!

January 6, 2009


Happy 2009 everyone! I thought I would start the New Year on a personal note. As many of our readers know we love technology and the many social media tools such as our blog, that grant a forum for us to speak about the things that we feel are relevant, interesting and educational.
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Timeless and Time-Tested Warren Buffett Watch Predictions

December 28, 2008

I am definitely a Warren Buffet fan. I have told all of my friends and family as well as business colleagues that I see only success for our company. I have named myself “Nicole Warren Buffet Mckinney” and see only a steady stream of positive opportunities as we approach 2009. With that said many take time to reflect as the last days of the year wind down and come up with resolutions that they set for the incoming year. Most times those resolutions are long forgotten as the New Year arrives and everyone gets into the flow of the holiday season now past.
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Voluntary Harvesting—Brilliant!

December 19, 2008

Yesterday I wrote about the entrepreneurial business trend website and newsletter Springwise. I would be remiss if I didn’t follow-up with its sibling, trendcentral. As noted on the their home page, they describe themselves as:
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