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Productivity Week

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June 20, 2016

If you've read any entrepreneurship blogs or business magazines or lifehacking manifestos over the past few years you are aware of the cult of productivity.

You've probably tried some of the productivity hacks, downloaded those productivity apps, and clicked on plenty of clickbait-y articles with the latest productivity secrets. I . . .

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Clarity

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May 24, 2016

Next time someone asks you to hang out, instead of giving them a coded answer like "Yeah, crazy week, let's get together soon!" just be clear and honest:

"You know what, making more social plans just isn't one of my top priorities right now, but thank you."

"We've hung out a number of times now, and honestly I just don't . . .

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Year 1

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April 30, 2016

 I started this blog 1 year ago today.

What prompted it?

I was spending the day alone in Portland's St. John's neighborhoods doing one of my solo personal reviews where I consider my life and work and question whether the way that I am spending my time aligns with my bigger picture goals and . . .

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Rethinking Political Power

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April 28, 2016

Do a quick mental exercise:

Imagine for a moment that you can hire a staff of 17 full-time people, control a multi-million dollar budget, and a have wide range of influence over a variety of valuable resources.

Your mission: Affect positive change in your city.

What would you do?

Who would you hire?

What would they . . .

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Why You Shouldn't Shop At Walmart

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April 27, 2016

 My last post - Why You Should Shop at Walmart - garnered a bit of a reaction. (I even lost subscribers!)

One of my readers responded and said:

Provocative piece and lots to disagree about.

Two things that jump out:

1. Walmart's reprehensible labor practices and pay scales 2. One reason their prices are so low is because they . . .

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Why You Should Shop At Walmart

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April 26, 2016

Working in grocery - one of the most competitive, low-margin industries on earth - we are always trying to understand our competition.

Green Zebra is a small format healthy and convenient neighborhood store.

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The original Green Zebra Grocery.

At first glance, we are the opposite of Walmart. The easy way of thinking . . .

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Free is Cheap

and nobody wants cheap

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April 23, 2016
The other day I was at the Home Orchard Society.
 
I was talking with the manager, and I noticed an apple press against the shed. I asked her if they made a lot of cider.
 
Then she said something fascinating. 
 
"Oh yeah - we invite the public to show up with jugs and help press . . .

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