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Photo by Kinga Cichewicz on UnsplashThe term “conscious” has taken hold in recent years in the context of business. The concept has been around for a long time, but until the last decade was always considered a bit of an oddity.

So what does it mean?

There are two primary usages of “conscious” in business. Read the rest of this entry »

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A fundamental part of the Universal Human Experience is to search for meaning. We all look for significance, a deeper purpose for ourselves and what we love.

But what does that have to do with business?

The traditional view of work is that it’s what you do when you’re not living your life. You get a paycheck, which you can go out and spend on things that are enjoyable and what truly matters.

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Photo by Tyler Nix on UnsplashA fundamental part of the Universal Human Experience is to search for meaning. We all look for significance, a deeper purpose for ourselves and what we love.

But what does that have to do with business?

The traditional view of work is that it’s what you do when you’re not living your life. You get a paycheck, which you can go out and spend on things that are enjoyable and what truly matters.

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Photo by William Felker on UnsplashToday’s paper again included a full page wrap ad. And, because I pay attention to such things, I noticed the spelling error.

Like every time I’ve seen that ad.

The main headline on both the front and the back had the same mistake. It’s a common error these days, but still … professionals are paid to take care of such things.

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Photo by Park Troopers on UnsplashWe’re all striving, searching, growing. In search of a better life.

That’s life in our modern culture.

But what about living the life I already have?

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Photo by Gamze Bozkaya on UnsplashI just got off the phone with the publisher of a magazine I’ve written for in the past. He was wondering why his emails to me have been bouncing, so he gave me a ring.

How’s THAT for personal attention? They have thousands and thousands of subscribers, but he remembered my name even though we’ve talked maybe three times in the past 15 years. I’ve written a handful of articles for them.

Whenever something surprises me, I try to ponder what I can learn from the experience. In this case, some interesting lessons come to mind.

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Events like these Startup Weeks can be absolutely transformational. Because, for a whole week, you can immerse yourself in learning new approaches, being inspired, and meeting amazing people.

The format for this used to be industry conferences. But as they became more and more dominated by vendors, they became less about learning and growing. So many of them have died or become irrelevant.

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Photo by Gilles Lambert on UnsplashWe sure do focus a lot on innovation in technology.

And that’s fine, I guess, but it leads us to think that tech is how most problems get solved. And in my experience, it’s usually not the problem.

Most often, innovation needs to happen in the way people think and interact.

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A fantastic resource for your understanding of what’s going on in Colorado!

Business Outlook Colorado

You can download the whole thing on their website.

I hope you had the chance to refresh a little over the holidays. I sure am getting the sense of a renewed sense of optimism!

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