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Midweek Motivator

The Midweek Motivator – “Pretty Good” is the Enemy of “The Best”

Patton once remarked, “The best is the enemy of good! A good plan, violently executed now, is better than a perfect plan next week.” Even today, War is a relatively […]

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The Midweek Motivator – Chasing Decisiveness

Recently this jarring headline floated through the corridors of American business: “Only 18% of AllManagers Are Truly Qualified”. Okay, let’s presume that’s wrong; instead let’s be blindly optimistic in defiance […]

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The Midweek Motivator – Those Guys Had All the Fun

It seems hardly possible forty-two years ago two mavericks created ESPN. It started in Connecticut where some guys launched a new channel stiffly named, “Entertainment and Sports Programming Network.” Today, […]

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The Midweek Motivator – View from the Hanoi Hilton

What’s the point of endless self-exculpatory activity? The world will ultimately judge us by opinions and abstractions largely out of our control. Beryl Markham had it right: That’s what makes […]

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The Midweek Motivator – Quitting Too Soon?

Viewing the NCAA Basketball Championships reminds us: “never quit too soon.” There is nothing less conclusive than the score at halftime. Sports, academics or a media job hanging in the […]

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The Midweek Motivator – What Effective Brands Have In Common

“Never spend a cent on any type of advertising until you first decide on how you’ll measure your ROI.” I had the pleasure of working with Chuck Mefford when we […]

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The Midweek Motivator – Uncommon Valor

Several years ago Mel Gibson set out to make a film comeback. He became intensely inspired on discovering a World War II account of Conscientious Objector Desmond Doss who unarmed, […]

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The Midweek Motivator – Ch-Ch-Changes

More and more we’re asked, “What do you guys recommend for improving the climate in our building…it seems to have deteriorated over the past two years of the Covid era!” […]

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The Midweek Motivator – The Rule of the Mind

Al Reiss and Jack Trout once proclaimed, “If marketing is a battle of perceptions—not product—then the mind take precedence over the marketplace.” For those of us in Media, consider this […]

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The Midweek Motivator – Work On A Superiority Complex

Most of us have been raised to be modest, polite, and avoid inflated self-assessment. Some have learned adapted that posture and in the heat of business decision-making it becomes easy […]

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