Monthly Archives: September 2013

WWDB’s Greg Duncan: ‘Even When the Possibility is 1%, Give It 100% Effort’

We all have parts of our life where we possess a greater capacity for “possibility thinking.” On the strength of possibility thinking, Oracle Team USA just made an historic comeback to win the America’s Cup yacht race. Referring to that…

Facebook as Rorschach: People Seeing What They Want To See

Sometime in the future, maybe school systems (and home-school families) will have the good sense to include “Internet Hoax Discernment” in their curriculums. Meantime, I will continue to raise the banner for sites like Snopes.com and Hoax-Slayer.com that debunk false…

Amway, WWDB Leader Laurie Duncan: ‘Headline’ Your Conversations

Occasionally, my husband starts taking me down a long and winding road about some part of his day. I have no idea where we’re going, or if I even want to go there. So, doing my best to inject humor…

LemonAid Fundraiser Shows Charity & Commercial Enterprises a Great Mix

In the neighboring town of River Forest, there is a block that has been designated LemonAid Place. It’s in honor of the residents of the 700 block of Bonnie Brae Place who, since 2002, have transformed their quiet street into…

From A (Amway) to Z (Zappos), the Power of a Positive First Impression

There is real power in a first impression—and smart businesses recognize that they are in the business of making first impressions on a regular basis. One of the most remarkable first impressions I have ever had with a business came…

Entrepreneurship & The Next Generation

Whether it’s setting up a lemonade stand or performing open-heart surgery, the principle of exchanging goods or services for money is a fundamentally important one to communicate to children. And because kids are able to do something like sell lemonade,…