09.09.15
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Success

Happiness, not monetary wealth, defines success. Photo: Rory MacLeod What is success? To laugh often and much, to win respect of intelligent people and the

07.30.15
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Inspiration from Carl Sandburg, Eleanor Roosevelt, Jon Ronson, and More

‘Do one thing every day that scares you,’ said Eleanor Roosevelt (pictured). Photo: National Endowment for the Humanities Once a month (or so), I share

07.15.15
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Inspiration from Hermann Hesse, Ingmar Bergman, Buckminster Fuller, and More

Once a month (or so), I share a dozen things that have inspired me to greater personal, professional, and financial success in my life. I

06.06.15
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Inspiration from Ukranian Music, a Report Card, Walt Whitman, and More

Once a month (or so), I share a dozen things that have inspired me to greater personal, professional, and financial success in my life. I

10.15.15
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Inspiration from Walt Whitman, Carl Sandburg, Coffee Houses, and More

Once a month (or so), I share a dozen things that have inspired me to greater personal, professional, and financial success in my life. I

04.03.15
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Inspiration from Henry Thoreau, Bertrand Russell, Ingress, and More

Once a month (or so), I share a dozen things that have inspired me to greater personal, professional, and financial success in my life. I

03.13.15
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Inspiration from Terry Pratchett, Rhiannon Giddens, Stephen Jay Gould, and More!

Once a month (or so), I’ll share a dozen things that have inspired me to greater personal, professional, and financial success in my life. I

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Three Tips for Creating Profitable New Business Ideas

Great ideas are out there if you get in the habit of creating regularly. Photo: Ship Your Enemies Glitter It seems like everywhere you look, someone

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Small Business Saturday: Meet SPOT, ‘the Uber of Parking’

A new app called SPOT allows users to rent parking spots in dense urban areas when they’re not in use. Photo: SPOT For those living in

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Small Business Saturday: Make Candy, Make People Happy

San Diego chocolate maker Jerry Swain enjoys having a product that makes people happy. Photo: Jer’s Chocolates via Facebook For a man who was once

02.03.15
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Small Business Saturday: Mending the Music Makers

Luthiers like Cat Fox (pictured) build and repair guitars, violins, and other string instruments. As a livelihood, Fox says it can be more fulfilling than financially

02.06.15
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Inspiration from NASA, Paulo Coelho, J. Robert Oppenheimer, and More

A view of Rocky Mountain National Park from the International Space Station. Photo: NASA Once a month (or so), I share a dozen things that

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Indie Coffee Shop Thrives in the Shadow of the Dunkin’ Empire

I’m at the Coffee Break Cafe in Quincy, Mass., waiting to meet the shop’s co-owner, Jenn Ormond. The line was five deep when I got

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Small Business Saturday: Reframing the Meaning of Success

Perhaps it’s an indication of their business’ success when members of the local media refer to Phil Sherburne and Leia Bell as an indie “power

Patrick from Tiesta Tea

Small Business Saturday: How Tiesta Tea Brewed Up Its Success

Find a problem in the marketplace and solve it, says Patrick Tannous, co-founder of Tiesta Tea. It all began with a conversation among friends at

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Your Game Plan for Escaping the Paycheck-to-Paycheck Cycle

Taken one step at a time, simple – but lasting – changes can help you escape the paycheck-to-paycheck treadmill. Photo: arileu Right off the bat, I want to

01.07.15
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How Will Dailey Makes a Living as a Middle-Class Musician

Will Dailey says being a successful musician no longer requires a ‘golden ticket’ from a major label. Will Dailey’s music career began with a spatula

Call someone -- a client, a business contact, a mentor. Then put your phone away for at least two hours. Seriously. Photo: Alfredo Caceres

15 Ways to Grow Your Business This Year

Call someone — a client, a business contact, a mentor. Make a connection. Then put your phone away for at least two hours. Seriously. Photo: