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The False Face

August 23rd, 2014 No comments

“The urge to save humanity is almost always a false-face for the urge to rule it.”
— H. L. Mencken

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Tyler Craddock
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All the Way

August 16th, 2014 No comments

If you’re not gonna go all the way, why go at all?”

Joe Namath


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Tom Kovach

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Don’t be Afraid to Trade…

August 13th, 2014 No comments

 

“Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.”

John D. Rockefeller
American Business Magnate and Philanthropist
1839-1937

 

“If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.”

Albert Einstein
Theoretical Physicist, 1879-1955

 

“Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.”

Steve Jobs
American entrepreneur and CEO of Apple Inc.,
1955-2011

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Jujitsu for More Victories

August 6th, 2014 No comments

A True MH Story.

An independent contractor was working for a multi-state company (MSC).  The Contractor did good work, the MSC’s president, key staff, plus rank and file praised him publicly and privately.  A payment (bonus) – part of a written agreement – was coming due to the Contractor, a 5 figure one, which would be the first of many.  The principle/CEO of the MSC decided not to pay, and threatened legal Consequences for the Consultant if he tried to collect.  

As the MSC had attorneys and deep pockets, what was the Contractor to do?  All direct appeals to the MSC were met with deaf ears.

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The essence of Jiu Jitsu (or Ju Jitsu, both common spellings) is to take the force of an agressor’s attack, and use their own force against that person. Graphic credit 123RF, provided under fair use guidelines.

In sharing this story and what follows, I’m not taking sides.  Nor is this story necessarily praising or condemning either party, both of whom I know personally.   

With the odds stacked against the respected Contractor, he creatively decided to turn his disadvantages to his benefit.  The Contractor interviewed some law firms, and because the Contractor had good records and could prove performance and good reviews from the MSC, he found an attorney willing to take his case on contingency.  

First a demand letter, then the suit.  After the normal pre-trial activities, after several months of depositions and related discovery, once the MSC realized they’d lose, they settled.  The MSC paid more in attorneys fees, lost time – plus the settlement than the amount – far more than they tried to withhold from the Contractor.  Plus, they obviously now felt they could no longer could turn to the Contractor for future, useful services.

The Contractor used jujitsu, turning the ‘stronger’ and ‘larger’ MSC’s “advantages” into disadvantages. 

The lesson? 

When you face a problem, step back.  Think things through.  Often you can turn the force of a challenge – or even an unjust attack – into an advantage. ##

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Use what makes you Different to your Advantage

August 1st, 2014 No comments

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It goes without saying. We are all different. We may share much in common, but it is differences that set us apart.  Learn to use what makes you different in a positive way.  Learn the lesson Timothy Q. Mouse shared with Dumbo to make him embrace those huge ears in the Disney movie classic.

“The very things that held ya down are going to carry ya up, and up and up!”

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