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Brexit, Old Glory, And You

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I asked a British client of BusinessGhost what he thought of the Brexit vote, in which the U.K. essentially voted to remove itself from the European Union, and he responded, “It’s like turkeys voting for Christmas.” In other words, bad idea. I’m not here to opine about whether he’s right. Instead, I’ll say this:  there’s...

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How A Trump Voter Ended Up In An Elizabeth Warren Video Attacking Donald Trump

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So I’m sitting in my car last week in front of the nearby Whole Foods, my favorite spot for hiding out, and I get a text – “Just saw you in the new Elizabeth Warren video.” Huh? I admire Warren’s stand on bankruptcy but had some doubts about other things.  So why would I be...

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Can I Really Become A Published Book Author In One Day?

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Yes, you can. Carrie Fisher, in Postcards From The Edge, put it perfectly:  “The problem with immediate gratification is that it takes too long.” In today’s world, waiting for something can be unbearable. Writing a great big book? Fuggaboutit. Authorship seems like an impossible dream, or at least a very time-consuming one. Unless you approach...

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Orlando

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Winston Churchill said it first: “Never let a good crisis go to waste.” That’s exactly what you see happening today. The Donald took his unsurprising victory lap on social media, congratulating himself for recognizing what we all knew — that terrorism would strike again here at home. Hillary Clinton made a speech in which she...

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Why Would A Jewish Guy Name His Daughter After Muhammad Ali?

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I love Muhammad Ali. Always have. Always will. Can still remember lying in bed as a 12-year-old, listening to the round by round results of his 1971 Garden fight with Joe Frazier. Ali lost. I was devastated. I loved Ali because he had guts. I grew up in the 1960s, in the shadow of the...

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Are You Ready?

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Michael Gerber created the E-Myth concept, which sold more than 5 million books – one of the most successful business books in publishing history. Michael has become a dear friend and a mentor figure in my life. He once said something fascinating to me about my business. “For the people you serve,” he told me,...

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