Our Summer Reading List

It’s summer! Every year I like to provide a summer reading list for you, my loyal reader. I thought I would mix it up this year and ask the women who form the Spring Insight marketing team to share with me a notable read – either that they’ve read or that they plan to – and…

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The value of a great idea? Close to $0

Yesterday I met with a fellow small business person.  I was telling him about an idea I had for a related business and he commented that it was a very valuable idea and I shouldn’t be sharing it freely.  I smiled, nodded and moved on with my day.  One thing I know about myself is…

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Living this minute intentionally

I am a strong believer in the power of blogs. Blogs are a vital tool in every company’s arsenal to engage an audience, to provide tell their story, to provide search engines something to index.  Blogs are good.  So, when I go to a site and see a dormant blog section, I am sad. Imagine…

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Own the microphone

I got away last weekend to Rehobeth Beach and had a great time with some friends. Among other things (not all that I will admit to) we went to the Purple Parrot Grill which hosts an amazingly fun karaoke night on Saturdays.  I won’t try and convince you that I was brave enough to get…

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Common knowledge is only common once it is knowledge

I had a fun day yesterday at an indoor splash pool with my daughters.  They have a really fun slide there, the tube kind that twists outside of the building that you can get some great speed going when you use. When my older daughter came out she wasn’t zooming along though, she was sitting…

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Making a lie out of the truism

  Do you have any truisms that just stick with you?  I have a bunch but the one that I keep remembering recently is “if you want something done, give it to someone who is busy.”  In my own life I have always found it to be true that I am always most productive when…

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Three words to describe Spring Insight in 2012

So since it is the beginning of January, it must be time for new year’s resolutions. I must admit that I have never been too much of a fan (or a completer) or resolutions, but I like the idea.  In the corporate world, you absolutely set yearly goals so why wouldn’t you set personal goals,…

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2011 in Review for Spring Insight

As 2011 draws to a close (yes, I know there are three more work days after today, but they won’t be work days for me) I feel the need to do a year in review blog post.  Is it cliche and overdone?  Yes, but this is my first year and my first such post so…

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What does it mean to win?

Fast Company magazine did an interesting series this month on who will “win” the tech war of 2012.  Though I received a copy with Larry Page on the cover saying that Google would win, they sent out other covers randomly with Steve Jobs saying Apple would win, Mark Zuckerberg saying Facebook would win and Jeff…

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