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Two Lessons in Two Years
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Two Lessons in Two Years.  Hard to believe that TechSquare Labs is two years old.  Does time fly?  That is a serious question.  I am not sure if time flies but it is amazing what time allows.  Given enough time and effort vision becomes reality.  Over the last two years I have learned hundreds of lessons.  As I have blogged before I believe strongly in...

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Raising and Investing Emotional Capital
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The other day I tweeted a lesson of the day: Emotional Capital matters more. People wanting you to be successful because of the person you are.  It was interesting to hear people’s point of view on this topic.  The recent news about technology fundraising (venture capital): we are in a bubble, we are not in a bubble (hold on: which is it?), got me thinking...

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2015 Lessons Learned
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It is December 31, and we all know what that means, 2015 lessons learned and resolutions.  Yes, everything we did wrong this year all goes away in the morning when we wake up with a hangover committed to eating better, exercising more, being a better friend, working smarter, writing a book (maybe about yoga or morning meditation) oh, and never drinking again. Instead of...

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Bobby Hornsby Gatorade “Win From Within”
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Bobby Hornsby and Gatorade campaign “Win From Within”.  This is my first blog post since breaking my hand surfing, it is a pecking effort, lets just say that.  Blogging with 7 fingers, 10 is better, but I felt inspired to share.  I have blogged about my love of boxing and I have also shared the story of Bobby Hornsby “The Kid Bam”.   Gatorade...

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Our Family Business is Entrepreneurship
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Our family business is entrepreneurship?  I couldn’t get this statement out of my head while on my health walk tonight.  The walk took place just outside of Nemo, South Dakota.  The Nances have our own little Griswold Family Vacation happening.  First trip to South Dakota and I have to say, it is really beautiful.  Today’s blog post was a bit of a twisted road...

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Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less
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Essentialism, the disciplined pursuit of less.  If you ever want me to read something you write, just use a word that I haven’t seen (make one up if you have to) and you’ve got me.  I need a shirt that says, “You had me at, What?” Hold on, if someone prints that shirt and wears it to breakfast I promise to pay.  This particular...

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Giving Thanks on Thanksgiving: An Entrepreneur
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Giving thanks on thanksgiving – is it different for an entrepreneur?  As you prepare to eat too much food and then promise to workout and just before the “three Fs” or “FFF” (you know, Forced Family Fun), stop for a quick second and ask what you are truly thankful for.  Of course you are suppose to say the normal things, I am thankful for...

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Teaching Entrepreneurship to Kids a Real Inheritance?
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Teaching entrepreneurship to kids, is that a real inheritance?  Today was one of those days, you know, the good ones, no I am sorry, the great ones.  So I am leaving the boxing gym (yep I am back training) and I get an email from my 9 year old daughter.  “Hi daddy do you have to do something because I want to make a...

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Dealing with Mortality
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Dealing with mortality is never easy.  Doesn’t matter if it is human life or business life, seeing the end is difficult.  Guess what, it is coming.  Mortality is defined as a “state of being mortal” or susceptible to death.  I know I dressed up as Mr. Incredible for Halloween, but I am well aware of my own mortality.  It is a natural occurrence that...

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Anniversary : Celebrate the Past or Future?
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Anniversary – we all have at least one (birthday).  Anniversary time, is it a time to celebrate the past or future?  Today finds me writing and thinking about this.  Finding the balance between looking back and looking forward – is it just me – or is that really hard.  An anniversary is a day that commemorates or celebrates a past event that occurred on the same...

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Life Goals Before 30
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Life goals before 30 – you have them, had them, or can’t stop thinking about them.  I view my 30s like my teenage years, 40s will be my twenties, etc.  You get the point.  With my standard #askallen format, I got today’s topic.  What goals did I have before I turned 30, it came from a good friend who will turn 30 in the...

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Being an expert ___________ : Really?
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Being an expert anything has taken on new meaning with the emergence of the Internet, social marketing, content distribution, and the good ole website.  It seems that today everyone (just read anyone’s Twitter profile) is an expert.  A friend (John Broaddus) pinged me with “what is an expert, how do you tell?”  I started thinking how often do I throw around the world expert...

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