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PAVLOVIAN PT

Knee TLoop Lonagan                     

Ever’body’s gettin’ new knees, new hips, and what not. It’s an epidemic of elective surgery.  And I’m talkin’ big money.  An investor definitely wants in on a trend like this, but what’s da best play?

Take Jonelis, my good friend and boss. Da guy up ‘n’ gets two brand new knees—AT DA SAME TIME!  Seems crazy, don’t it?  What’s he s’posed to use fer legs?

So right away I gotta play bigshot. I invite John to my penthouse fer da whole rest ‘n’ recovery thing.  Yeah, you guessed it—I wanna play Da Good Samaritan over Christmas. I figure they’s gonna carry him in on a stretcher ‘n’ I’ll be da hero that arranges fer all sorts o’ people t’ help out while he’s bedridden.  Shows how much I know. Continue reading

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FEAR OF FAILURE IS NOT AN OPTION

Ed Harris as Gene Kranz 1by Tom Lemanski

From the SMART Leadership Archives

With the aid of the film, Apollo 13, let’s briefly consider the concept of failure and its role in innovation, problem solving and decision-making.

The Apollo 13 movie documents the heroic efforts of the NASA flight team in successfully returning their crew of three astronauts to earth in their ill-fated, aborted, mission to land on the moon. There’s a compelling scene where the flight engineers discuss the crippled space craft’s desperate power situation that concludes with Flight Director Gene Kranz’s (portrayed by Ed Harris as pictured at left) determined declaration:

“Failure is not an option.”

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7 TIPS FROM A WINNER

Funding Feeding Frenzy – Part 5

John Jonelis

VERBATIM transcript of Loop Lonagan’s recorded notes.

FFF LogoLoop Lonagan here. I’m gonna go full circle at dis Funding Feeding Frenzy.

No, I ain’t drunk—well maybe I am by now—but what I mean is, I’m goin’ back to the start o’ this event. After all that stuff I already talked about, I’m finally gettin’ ‘round to the first speaker at the FFF—Palette App—the company that won last time. Continue reading

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CHALLENGE

Recently I went through a thought-provoking learning experience that’s kept me working till 3:00-4:00 a.m. for weeks since.  The ACFW—the American Christian Fiction Writers conference in Indianapolis.  First, let me call it the best organized conference in my experience.  Great workshops.  All genres.  Wonderful people.  High profile speakers.  Terrific food.  You might say I enjoyed myself. Continue reading

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