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How to Embrace Change For Fun and Profit


By Eric Wright In his fabulous book Traction, Gino Wickman tells the story of the “Dog and the Nail.” A man walked up to a home in a rural area where a man was rocking on his porch with his…

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Transporting Vision


During the Christmas and New Year’s holiday, I had time to read Craig Nelson’s phenomenal book Rocket Men: The Epic Story of the First Men on the Moon.

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Why I’m Technomistic!


Digital Perspectives from an Analog Guy My grandmother, who was born in 1888 and lived to be 93, witnessed a period of technological advancement unparalleled in human history up to that point. One of the most well-read individuals I ever…

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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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The Boys of Summer


Lessons of the Game By Eric Wright I love spring and summer. Growing up in Cocoa Beach, spring was when we were able to shed the cumbersome wetsuits we used to brave the winter surf and don our “baggies,” as we…

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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…