Category Archives: Success

Serving people well

Yesterday I had another difficult conversation with a potential client. A family needed to sell the family estate and called to talk to me about having an auction for them. The caller was explaining some of the items they would … Continue reading

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Is Capitalism Evil?

Winston Churchill once said that democracy was the worst form of government except for all the others that had been tried. We might say that capitalism is the worst economic system except for all the others that have been tried. … Continue reading

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Changing tastes and business

In the past few years auctioneers, antique dealers and others have noticed a change in consumer tastes. Many things that were commanding good prices 5-10 years ago are now bringing far less. In our part of the country large antique … Continue reading

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Failing forward

Several years ago leadership expert John Maxwell wrote a book that probably did not get the readers it should have gotten. The book was Failing Forward: Turning Mistakes Into Stepping Stones for Success. I don’t know what his sales have … Continue reading

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Avoiding debt when starting a business

A common mistake many entrepreneurs make when starting a business is thinking they have to go into debt to do so. People often think borrowing money to start a business is “good debt,” but they fail to remember that if … Continue reading

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Progressive Politics

I am often amused when the media and politicians refer to AOC, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, Bernie Sanders and others as progressives. The dictionary defines progressive as favoring progress, change and improvement. While each of these individuals do advocate change, … Continue reading

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The fork in the road

  The great philosopher Yogi Berra is well known for saying, “If you come to a fork in the road, take it.” That’s good advice because if you remain at that juncture of your life you are stuck there. The … Continue reading

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