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The High Cost of Doing Nothing


It’s a Lot More Than Spare Change By Eric Wright Years ago, Lee Feldman, the former city manager in Palm Bay and now Ft. Lauderdale, and I had become good friends – not just professional colleagues. I had been asked…

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Got Innovation?


Try the Flip Side of Failure By Eric Wright Innovation has become the modern world’s Holy Grail. The term’s use is almost as common as “new and improved,” which is what its English root means, “to introduce as new,” taken…

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Lessons from the Land


Agrarian Wisdom for a Digital Age By Eric Wright Unlike my wife who grew up on a family farm in Minnesota, the lessons I gleaned from agriculture (pardon the pun) were discovered primarily in Sunday school. There, most of the…

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The Cost of Collaboration


Taking the Risk to Achieve the Extraordinary By Eric Wright There is one key ingredient in all monumental undertakings – the willingness to take risks. As John Paul Jones said, “It seems to be a law of nature, inflexible and…

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Encouragement and Accountability – CEO Nexus


Keeping Us Real and Keeping Us Growing   Perhaps you heard the rather bizarre true story about the mother that was suddenly awakened from a nap by the crash of a van that came right through the picture window into…

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Knock, Knock. Who’s There?


Seizing Life’s Most Valuable Currency No quality is as wily or appears in more indiscernible disguises than opportunity. Edison described its camouflaged nature when he said, “Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks…

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O, Cicero


How Right You Were Solomon, the philosopher king, said over 2,500 years ago, “There is nothing new under the sun.”  Of course we have new technology, new approaches to problems, as well as new problems to solve, but the human…