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Scott Monty - Keynote Speaker, Timeless Wisdom

Scott Monty - Keynote Speaker, Timeless Wisdom
 
 

How to Ensure Your Legacy How to Ensure Your Legacy

Augie was an unlikely leader. His father died when he was four, his mother remarried, and his stepfather had no use for him. So poor lit...

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Smoke and Mirrors Smoke and Mirrors

Have you ever felt duped by a company? That is, they tell you one thing and then later on, either they tell you something else or — eve...

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The Future Has Already Been Here The Future Has Already Been Here

Technology. It's everywhere. And it's increasingly infringing on humanity. The physician Conrad Gessner was one of the first pe...

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Do You Want to Repeat History or Make History? Do You Want to Repeat History or Make History?

This entry is a little different. If you're a regular reader and subscriber (first of all, thank you!), you'll know that I lea...

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Why You Need to Put the Past in Context Why You Need to Put the Past in Context

The Declaration of Independence. The Constitution. The Bill of Rights. President Ronald Reagan's speech card from remarks made in Ber...

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Strategy and Newton's Laws of Motion Strategy and Newton's Laws of Motion

We've all heard of Sir Isaac Newton 's three laws of motion in colloquial language ("a body in motion stays in motion,"...

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Emotional Intelligence and the Power of Silence Emotional Intelligence and the Power of Silence

Who's a leader that has influenced you? It could be someone famous, like a politician or business executive from the past or prese...

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The Lure of the Immediate The Lure of the Immediate

It's easier than ever to be distracted. Desktop, laptop, tablet, phone: each contains functions to interrupt us and grab our attent...

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The Downside of Risk The Downside of Risk

Companies are hotbeds of politics. I don't mean politics as in government; I'm referring of course to the high-stakes games of ...

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The Upside of Vulnerability The Upside of Vulnerability

We risk so much by putting ourselves out there. Experiencing failure or defeat. Admitting our weaknesses and flaws. Showing our more de...

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You Are Not Your Job You Are Not Your Job

On this Labor Day holiday (in the U.S.), I was wondering: how much of ourselves we pour into our work? We spend the majority of our wa...

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Pleasure Makes Perfect Pleasure Makes Perfect

We just celebrated Labor Day here in the United States. And for many, it was something of a timestamp – a long weekend signalling the l...

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Simple vs. Complex: I'll Take Simple, Please Simple vs. Complex: I'll Take Simple, Please

You've probably heard someone older than you in your family yearn for the past. Maybe they see how customers are handled at a restaur...

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The Power of Brevity The Power of Brevity

There's great power in keeping things short. It's one of the reasons I changed my podcast to be about 5 minutes long each ...

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What CEOs Do That Sets Them Apart What CEOs Do That Sets Them Apart

When you're stuck for an idea, where do you go? If you've ever watched Mad Men, you saw Don Draper, the consummate creative di...

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Sherlock Holmes Knew the Secret to Standing Out Sherlock Holmes Knew the Secret to Standing Out

No, it wasn't by wearing a silly hat. As we're nearing the close of August, it's back-to-school season. That means there ar...

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Influencers Are People Too Influencers Are People Too

How much money would you say goes into influencer marketing? On Instagram – that bastion of vanity – brands are spending $1.6 billion...

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What Is Influence? What Is Influence?

Influence is not a destination, but a journey. It's not a job, but the by-product of doing something well. It is not the size of ...

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