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Why The Ending Isn't The Hardest Part of a Story

I once heard someone describe writing as walking down a narrow winding path through the forest. You know what’s behind you, and what’s immediately beside you, but you have no idea what is coming next or where the path will end. 1,006 more words


The One Question to Ask Yourself Before Starting a Business

At this point in his career, serial entrepreneur Jason Nazar has developed a one-word litmus test for aspiring entrepreneurs: “Why?”

If you can’t answer that key question, entrepreneurship probably isn’t for you. 917 more words


Empty Nest - Sorta...

I don’t technically have an “empty nest” by definition. All three of my daughters are still living at home though they live their own lives. Two of them work a second shift full time job so I don’t see much of them and the youngest is going to the local college full time and working with an active social life so I don’t see her much either. 1,258 more words

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Retirement - What will you learn next?

A few days ago, “Sparky” over at Mr. Fire Station posted a list of the five stages of retirement.  In the third stage, the Bloomberg graphic claims that you need to be prepared for the boredom which will inevitably set in.  434 more words

Baby Boomers

One Investor’s Advice to Immigrant Entrepreneurs: Don’t Hide Your Accent

To serial entrepreneur Ido Leffler, starting a business is “like a drug.”

Leffler, 38, has co-founded three businesses: Yes To Inc., a natural beauty-care company, … 648 more words


Not Completely Retired? 8 Tips for Working From Home

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about what actually “counts” as being retired. Obviously, times have changed, and “retirement” is looking a great deal different than it did during my parents’ time. 876 more words

Baby Boomers

5 Business Lessons From the 50-Year-Old Company That Made Coffee Cool

When you pioneer an industry, how can you continue to stay disruptive for generations to come? Just ask Peet’s Coffee, the 50-year-old coffee company fighting to stay relevant and appeal to craft coffee-chugging millennials. 25 more words