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Scott’s Thoughts: Imaginary Issues

“The future is always beginning now” - Mark Strand, (April 11, 1934 – November 29, 2014), American poet Uncertainty isn’t just a fact of life, it is proof of life. Everything alive changes… sometimes slowly, sometimes suddenly. There are changes we feel in real-time and those we only observe in contrast, as when an old photograph [...]

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Scott’s Thoughts: Planting the Future

Three simple techniques I use to make sure I’m always planting seeds for the future.

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Scott’s Thoughts: A Trip to the Airport

“A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.” -Laozi, Philosopher and poet of ancient China. Have you ever been to the airport when you didn’t have a flight to catch? I’m not talking about dropping off a friend or picking up a relative. I mean visiting the airport when you [...]

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Scott’s Thoughts: Why Books?

“You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read. It was books that taught me that the things that tormented me most were the very things that connected me with all the people who were alive, or who had ever been alive.” - James Baldwin, (August [...]

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Scott’s Thoughts: The Novice’s View

“Training is everything. The peach was once a bitter almond; cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education.” - Mark Twain, (November 30, 1835 — April 21, 1910), American author. Quote from “The Tragedy of Pudd’nhead Wilson and the Comedy of the Extraordinary Twins” Just as you only have one chance to make a first impression, [...]

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Scott’s Thoughts: Discovering Motivation

“Truth is rarely writ in ink; it lives in nature.” - Martin H. Fischer, (November 10, 1879 – January 19, 1962), German-born American physician and author Clients can be a bit of a puzzle. To best serve them, you need to understand their needs and desires, but often there’s a real disconnect between what they say [...]

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Scott’s Thoughts: Being Neighborly

“While the spirit of neighborliness was important on the frontier because neighbors were so few, it is even more important now because our neighbors are so many.” - Lady Bird Johnson, (December 22, 1912 – July 11, 2007) was First Lady of the US as the wife of President Lyndon B. Johnson Our world isn’t likely [...]

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Scott’s Thoughts: Summer Holidays

“Summer afternoon–summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language. ” - Henry James, (April 15, 1843 – February 28, 1916), American writer Unlike many of the winter holidays, which tend to fold us into our most intimate groups of friends and family, summer holidays have a broader, [...]

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Scott’s Thoughts: Embracing Change

“When you are through changing, you are through.” - Bruce F. Barton, (August 5, 1886 — July 5, 1967) American author, advertising executive, and politician There are those in business who lament change–shifts in how we communicate, the speed of technology, the feeling that what we learned a few years ago is obsolete. But adapting to [...]

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Scott’s Thoughts: The Best Shortcut

“Learn all you can from the mistakes of others. You won’t have time to make them all yourself.” -Alfred “Freddy” Sheinwold, American bridge player (January 26, 1912 – March 8, 1997) One of the best pieces of advice I ever received was: “Before you make any major life decision, ask the opinion of five people [...]

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