Monthly Archives: July 2009

The Conservative Agenda

Like so many people now, Paul Mero is trying to figure out just what all this social networking means. You know, what it means personally, politically and, most importantly, culturally.

After all, if you’re about changing the culture of Utah, you’ll want to have all the tools it takes. And the Sutherland Institute, the iconic conservative think tank that Mero directs, does indeed want to change the culture. “Culture drives the law,” says Mero. So, if you want the laws to reflect conservative values, you have to make sure those values are embedded in the culture. read more

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Achieving Success

The Canadian Hockey League is, arguably, the best junior hockey league in the world. Many of its stars go on to become professional hockey players. But what makes them so successful? As author Malcolm Gladwell writes, “You can’t buy your way into [the league.] It doesn’t matter who your father or mother is…nor does it matter if you live in the most remote corner of the most northerly province of Canada. If you have the ability, the vast network of hockey scouts and talent spotters will find you, and if you’re willing to work to develop that ability, the system will reward you.” read more

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MLMs

This week I want to talk about multi-level marketing.  When I was a younger man, and living back in the Washington, D.C. area, a friend of mine approached me about becoming involved in a company called Shakley.  It sold a product line of vitamins and cleaners and cosmetics that used natural ingredients.  My wife, Sally, and I looked over the products, used them for a while, and decided to get involved.  As young as we were, we had entrepreneurial visions of owning our own business and becoming filthy rich. read more

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