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CEO Blog - Time Leadership Wednesday, November 24, 2010 Angel Capital vs. Venture Capital Angels and VCs are often very synergistic. The line between venture capital and angel capital can be blurry. I know some VCs who have invested $500,000 in an deal and I know some Angels who have invested $3,000,000. I know some small VC funds have only $10-20M and I know some angels have placed more than that. For purposes of discussion here though, I go with Angels being smaller an VCs being larger.

The Laws of Charisma

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I often say "I never get sick" which is largely true (although perhaps a bit of an overstatement of positive thinking). I read yesterday that exercise is a good preventative and cure for the common cold. And I do exercise a bit so perhaps it is true that I get less colds. ++ I read a book by Kurt Mortensen called " The Laws of Charisma - How to Captivate, Inspire and Influence for Maximum Success ". I had previously read that there is no connection between charisma and success as a CEO.

20/20 Workplace

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1880 - Industrial Revolution 1980 - Computer Revolution 1990 - Internet Revolution 2010 - Information Revolution Now - Participation Revolution She spoke about the new employee - the millenials. #wif11 Jeanne Meister, author of the 20/20 Workplace spoke about the increasing speed of innovation. 20% of them come to work expecting to use their own phone and computer.

The Intangibles of Leadership

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I read a book " The Intangibles of Leadership - The 10 Qualities of Superior Executive Performance " by Richard Davis. I am a big believer that leadership is mostly about intangibles. The first intangible is wisdom. Daunting although Davis gives hope that we all have wisdom and that it can be developed: " Often we think of wisdom as something inborn, an attribute some possess and others do not." ".these these conceptions of wisdom miss the mark.

The First 30 Days as CEO

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It seems presumptuous for me to post "advice" but a friend is likely taking on a new CEO role and I have been thinking about the best 90 day plan. The first 30 days of a 90 day plan in a new leadership role seems obvious to me. They are "Listen and Learn". Regardless of background and experience, there will still be lots to learn. Some of the things to focus on learning: 1 - Peoples names. I asked everyone to email me a photo of themselves.

Wiki Brands - CEO Blog - Time Leadership

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CEO Blog - Time Leadership Monday, December 27, 2010 Wiki Brands According the the NY Time is a good season to forgive. I agree. Beautiful snow in NY today. Over a foot. Storm is mostly done now. Just blowing and digging out. The RuMe bags I gave for Christmas went over well.

The 1% Solution - CEO Blog - Time Leadership

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CEO Blog - Time Leadership Thursday, December 30, 2010 The 1% Solution New York is still not quite out of the snow. Lots of bad press about it. I am surprised by the number of abandoned and plowed in cars.

10 Book Reviews in 10 Days

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CEO Blog - Time Leadership Sunday, December 26, 2010 10 Book Reviews in 10 Days There is a nasty storm going on outside. Normally I would say a great one but it caused the cancellation of my kids flights to NY so this one is nasty. I was so looking forward to seeing them. I am way behind in my book reviews (not my reading - just my reviews). Stormy weather is a great time to stay in an "book report". I am thinking to catch up, I will try 10 reviews in 10 days.

Drowning in Oil - CEO Blog - Time Leadership

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CEO Blog - Time Leadership Tuesday, December 14, 2010 Drowning in Oil Finally we have a touch of winter. I read a gripping book about the BP oil spill in the gulf called Drowning in Oil - BP and the Reckless Pursuit of Profit by Loren Steffy. As the title suggests, the author feels that the disaster in the gulf was largely caused by BPs pursuit of profit.

Slow Down, Sell Faster - CEO Blog - Time Leadership

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CEO Blog - Time Leadership Friday, December 31, 2010 Slow Down, Sell Faster I am really enjoying the snow. It is gorgeous out this morning. The snow is still clean, the air is brisk. The stars are bright but fading. Beautiful. I have really enjoyed this past week. Email, meetings, travel and call volume have all been much lower than usual. I notice my pace has dropped. It is in these periods of low rush that my creativity tends to be the highest. Much of my life is spent in a rush.

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CEO Blog - Time Leadership Friday, November 19, 2010 Mostly Links and Random Thoughts Today, I thought I would change it up a bit an just do a few links to content that might interest. I had feedback that my blog was turning into just a book review blog. I am feeling optimistic today. I did an interview where I spoke of my business optimism called How to Own the Future. ++ I read with interest an article on Tech Crunch about Linkedins success. They are adding a member a minute.

11 Secrets of Tactful and Diplomatic Selling - CEO Blog - Time.

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CEO Blog - Time Leadership Friday, December 03, 2010 11 Secrets of Tactful and Diplomatic Selling A friend of mine talked to me about internal family business politics. A different friend talked to me about frustration in working for a big company and not being able to "get her way" which was causing high frustration. I loved being in business with all my brothers and even hired my father. We worked together for years. On balance I loved those years.

Social Nation - CEO Blog - Time Leadership

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CEO Blog - Time Leadership Friday, November 26, 2010 Social Nation I ran the 4 th annual Turkey trot in Huntington yesterday. Great weather. 40 degrees at the start. It was a hilly 4 mile course. My time was 29:58 which was good since my goal was 30 minutes. Then I celebrated US Thanksgiving with friends. I certainly have a lot to be thankful for. I lead a charmed life. And today, I will dig in and get caught up on things. +

Its a Jungle In There

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CEO Blog - Time Leadership Thursday, November 11, 2010 Its a Jungle In There Sometimes I like to work slowly. I think this is one reason I love early mornings. If I have 3 hours before the world starts, I can putter away at things and still be on top of things. I love the feeling of being caught up and on top of things. Of course I am not advocating working slowly. One of my strengths is the ability to work quickly and efficiently for long periods of time.

Early Exits - CEO Blog - Time Leadership

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CEO Blog - Time Leadership Monday, November 15, 2010 Early Exits Angel investors and VCs all like to sell one of their portfolio companies. This is called the exit. Basil Peters, a famous angel investor wrote a book Early Exits - Exit Strategies for Entrepreneurs and Angel Investors (and maybe not VCs). Yes - the title includes the maybe not VCs part.

“Change before you have to”- Jack Welch

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Provides the nessecary tools to master not only effeciency skills, but also effectivness skills. “Change before you have to&# - Jack Welch Categories: About The Book Daily Guest Post FTC Notice – conflicts of interest Latest Articles Motivational Business Quotations Time Leadership Audio CD Your days seem to get busier and longer. You have more to do, and less time to do it.

“It is in our idleness, in our dreams, that the submerged truth.

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Provides the nessecary tools to master not only effeciency skills, but also effectivness skills. “It is in our idleness, in our dreams, that the submerged truth sometimes comes to the top&# - Virginia Woolf Categories: About The Book Daily Guest Post FTC Notice – conflicts of interest Latest Articles Motivational Business Quotations Time Leadership Audio CD Your days seem to get busier and longer. You have more to do, and less time to do it.

“The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.

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Provides the nessecary tools to master not only effeciency skills, but also effectivness skills. “The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity&# - Ellen Parr Categories: About The Book Daily Guest Post FTC Notice – conflicts of interest Latest Articles Motivational Business Quotations Time Leadership Audio CD Your days seem to get busier and longer. You have more to do, and less time to do it.

“Be curious always! For knowledge will not acquire you; you must.

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Provides the nessecary tools to master not only effeciency skills, but also effectivness skills. “Be curious always! For knowledge will not acquire you; you must acquire it&# - Sudie Back Categories: About The Book Daily Guest Post FTC Notice – conflicts of interest Latest Articles Motivational Business Quotations Time Leadership Audio CD Your days seem to get busier and longer. You have more to do, and less time to do it.

“Sometimes questions are more important than answers”- Nancy Willard

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Provides the nessecary tools to master not only effeciency skills, but also effectivness skills. “Sometimes questions are more important than answers&# - Nancy Willard Categories: About The Book Daily Guest Post FTC Notice – conflicts of interest Latest Articles Motivational Business Quotations Time Leadership Audio CD Your days seem to get busier and longer. You have more to do, and less time to do it.

Book review on Wiki Brands [link]

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Provides the nessecary tools to master not only effeciency skills, but also effectivness skills. Book review on Wiki Brands [link] Categories: About The Book Daily Guest Post FTC Notice – conflicts of interest Latest Articles Motivational Business Quotations Time Leadership Audio CD Your days seem to get busier and longer. You have more to do, and less time to do it.

“Discontent is the first step in the progress of a man or a nation.

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Provides the nessecary tools to master not only effeciency skills, but also effectivness skills. “Discontent is the first step in the progress of a man or a nation&# - Oscar Wilde Categories: About The Book Daily Guest Post FTC Notice – conflicts of interest Latest Articles Motivational Business Quotations Time Leadership Audio CD Your days seem to get busier and longer. You have more to do, and less time to do it.

“The great thing in the world is not so much where we stand, as in.

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Provides the nessecary tools to master not only effeciency skills, but also effectivness skills. “The great thing in the world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving&# - Oliver Wendell Holmes Categories: About The Book Daily Guest Post FTC Notice – conflicts of interest Latest Articles Motivational Business Quotations Time Leadership Audio CD Your days seem to get busier and longer. You have more to do, and less time to do it.

“The most important thing to remember is this: To be ready at any.

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Provides the nessecary tools to master not only effeciency skills, but also effectivness skills. “The most important thing to remember is this: To be ready at any moment to give up what you are for what you might become&# - W.E.B. Du Bois Categories: About The Book Daily Guest Post FTC Notice – conflicts of interest Latest Articles Motivational Business Quotations Time Leadership Audio CD Your days seem to get busier and longer. You have more to do, and less time to do it.

“If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn't.

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Provides the nessecary tools to master not only effeciency skills, but also effectivness skills. “If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere&# - Frank A. Clark Categories: About The Book Daily Guest Post FTC Notice – conflicts of interest Latest Articles Motivational Business Quotations Time Leadership Audio CD Your days seem to get busier and longer. You have more to do, and less time to do it.

“Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your.

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Provides the nessecary tools to master not only effeciency skills, but also effectivness skills. “Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal&# - Henry Ford Categories: About The Book Daily Guest Post FTC Notice – conflicts of interest Latest Articles Motivational Business Quotations Time Leadership Audio CD Your days seem to get busier and longer. You have more to do, and less time to do it.

“Everybody gets so much information all day long that they lose.

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Provides the nessecary tools to master not only effeciency skills, but also effectivness skills. “Everybody gets so much information all day long that they lose their common sense&# - Gertrude Stein Categories: About The Book Daily Guest Post FTC Notice – conflicts of interest Latest Articles Motivational Business Quotations Time Leadership Audio CD Your days seem to get busier and longer. You have more to do, and less time to do it.

“Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the.

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Provides the nessecary tools to master not only effeciency skills, but also effectivness skills. “Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family&# - Kofi Annan Categories: About The Book Daily Guest Post FTC Notice – conflicts of interest Latest Articles Motivational Business Quotations Time Leadership Audio CD Your days seem to get busier and longer. You have more to do, and less time to do it.

“Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do”- Benjamin Spock

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Provides the nessecary tools to master not only effeciency skills, but also effectivness skills. “Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do&# - Benjamin Spock Categories: About The Book Daily Guest Post FTC Notice – conflicts of interest Latest Articles Motivational Business Quotations Time Leadership Audio CD Your days seem to get busier and longer. You have more to do, and less time to do it.

“We are drowning in information but starved for knowledge”- John.

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Provides the nessecary tools to master not only effeciency skills, but also effectivness skills. “We are drowning in information but starved for knowledge&# - John Naisbitt Categories: About The Book Daily Guest Post FTC Notice – conflicts of interest Latest Articles Motivational Business Quotations Time Leadership Audio CD Your days seem to get busier and longer. You have more to do, and less time to do it.

“The only thing that makes life possible is permanent, intolerable.

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Provides the nessecary tools to master not only effeciency skills, but also effectivness skills. “The only thing that makes life possible is permanent, intolerable uncertainty; not knowing what comes next&# - Ursula K. Le Guin Categories: About The Book Daily Guest Post FTC Notice – conflicts of interest Latest Articles Motivational Business Quotations Time Leadership Audio CD Your days seem to get busier and longer. You have more to do, and less time to do it.

“Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is absurd”- Voltaire

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Provides the nessecary tools to master not only effeciency skills, but also effectivness skills. “Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is absurd&# - Voltaire Categories: About The Book Daily Guest Post FTC Notice – conflicts of interest Latest Articles Motivational Business Quotations Time Leadership Audio CD Your days seem to get busier and longer. You have more to do, and less time to do it.

“Uncertainty is the refuge of hope”- Henri Frederic Amiel

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Provides the nessecary tools to master not only effeciency skills, but also effectivness skills. “Uncertainty is the refuge of hope&# - Henri Frederic Amiel Categories: About The Book Daily Guest Post FTC Notice – conflicts of interest Latest Articles Motivational Business Quotations Time Leadership Audio CD Your days seem to get busier and longer. You have more to do, and less time to do it.

“In every single thing you do, you are choosing a direction. Your.

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Provides the nessecary tools to master not only effeciency skills, but also effectivness skills. “In every single thing you do, you are choosing a direction. Your life is a product of choices&# - Dr. Kathleen Hall Categories: About The Book Daily Guest Post FTC Notice – conflicts of interest Latest Articles Motivational Business Quotations Time Leadership Audio CD Your days seem to get busier and longer. You have more to do, and less time to do it.

Interested in being first page on Google? [link]

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Provides the nessecary tools to master not only effeciency skills, but also effectivness skills. Interested in being first page on Google? link] Categories: About The Book Daily Guest Post FTC Notice – conflicts of interest Latest Articles Motivational Business Quotations Time Leadership Audio CD Your days seem to get busier and longer. You have more to do, and less time to do it.

“Will you look back on life and say, 'I wish I had,' or 'I'm glad.

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Provides the nessecary tools to master not only effeciency skills, but also effectivness skills. “Will you look back on life and say, ‘I wish I had,’ or ‘I’m glad I did’?&# – Zig Ziglar Categories: About The Book Daily Guest Post FTC Notice – conflicts of interest Latest Articles Motivational Business Quotations Time Leadership Audio CD Your days seem to get busier and longer. You have more to do, and less time to do it.

“No one can cheat you out of ultimate success but yourself”- Ralph.

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Provides the nessecary tools to master not only effeciency skills, but also effectivness skills. “No one can cheat you out of ultimate success but yourself&# - Ralph Waldo Emerson Categories: About The Book Daily Guest Post FTC Notice – conflicts of interest Latest Articles Motivational Business Quotations Time Leadership Audio CD Your days seem to get busier and longer. You have more to do, and less time to do it.

“We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give.

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Provides the nessecary tools to master not only effeciency skills, but also effectivness skills. “We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give&# - Winston Churchill Categories: About The Book Daily Guest Post FTC Notice – conflicts of interest Latest Articles Motivational Business Quotations Time Leadership Audio CD Your days seem to get busier and longer. You have more to do, and less time to do it.

“No one is useless in this world who lightens the burden of.

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Provides the nessecary tools to master not only effeciency skills, but also effectivness skills. “No one is useless in this world who lightens the burden of another&# - Charles Dickens Categories: About The Book Daily Guest Post FTC Notice – conflicts of interest Latest Articles Motivational Business Quotations Time Leadership Audio CD Your days seem to get busier and longer. You have more to do, and less time to do it.

“Never cut what you can untie”- Joseph Joubert

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Provides the nessecary tools to master not only effeciency skills, but also effectivness skills. “Never cut what you can untie&# - Joseph Joubert Categories: About The Book Daily Guest Post FTC Notice – conflicts of interest Latest Articles Motivational Business Quotations Time Leadership Audio CD Your days seem to get busier and longer. You have more to do, and less time to do it.