Thanks to Dave Ramsey’s EntreLeadership team for a new QBQ! interview! Click & scroll Lowell, a frustrated headhunter, said to me, “John, do you think Enrico loves black, fizzy water???” It was 1985 and he was trying to sell me on accepting a specific sales position. I was 27, still with my first employer after graduating from Cornell…

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I think fads are the funniest things. Words have mattered since Adam and Eve talked with the snake, yet there’s a movement today focused on choosing a “word for the year.” The goal is to live that word, letting it inspire and guide you. If you’ve done this and it’s helping you live life better, I say, Yea for you!…

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I finally got this concrete out of the Colorado earth—using every tool I own. But at least I had the tools. This image provides us a clear message: People can succeed—and usually do—when they have the right tools. But in this missive, we’re not talking about physical tools like shovels, vehicles, computers, and smart phones—but rather knowledge, skills, and competencies. And…

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This email came to us just the other day. Enjoy! Dear QBQ, Inc.— My manager just took our department through the “Personal Accountability and the QBQ!” training, and I wanted to say thank you! Personal accountability is something I try to integrate into my daily living, but sometimes fail at it. The QBQ! training came…

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I’ve always enjoyed my laptops, getting a new one every couple years. All PC’s, too. Sony, Toshiba, Panasonic, HP, and Asus. During that time, though, many people close to me (you know who you are!) have been Apple fans. Correction: Raving Apple Maniacs. Diehard members of The Cult of Mac, all of them. I’ve never…

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Beyond some super bad holiday portraits taken in some families (we’ve all seen them!, there are some other holiday traditions that we might want to lose. Read on … enjoy and share! Whether we plan to travel or not for the holidays, it’s likely we’ll have luggage. Yes, luggage in the form of the baggage of…

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Enjoy video of QBQ! clients discussing “Personal Accountability & the QBQ!” training! I don’t like fake humility, do you? This anonymous quote says it well: “Most public ‘humility’ is actually successfully disguised arrogance.” And not always successfully disguised, eh? Like this author’s email to his/her list:

In 1973, just weeks into 10th grade, I came home and made this wise and prophetic (NOT!) statement to my mother: “Mom, I’m quitting typing class. I’ll never need it.” Forty years later, as I create this blog using only my middle fingers—can you say “clumsy, awkward, and slow”?—I will now share 7 additional amazingly…

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