HUGH CULVER

The Spiral and the Flywheel

The Spiral and the Flywheel

We all have gaps in life.  You may want to exercise more, eat better, earn more, find a path through a forest of projects, or grow your fledgling start-up.  Gaps are good—we need challenges in life to get us out of bed and give us purpose. Gaps at work give us...

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The magic of boring routines

The magic of boring routines

This morning I lined up a podcast, hit play, and headed out the door for a run. This wasn’t some extraordinary, Instagram-worthy, unique thing. I ran yesterday and will run again tomorrow. Running is one way I stay fit. It’s a routine.  And it’s a bit boring.  Our...

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How to get started on your goals with small wins

How to get started on your goals with small wins

I’ve noticed a problem I think we all share. It’s an insidious disease that seems to have infected pretty well everyone I meet. And there’s no vaccine, surgery, or Ayahuasca ceremony to cure it. What’s the problem? It’s not getting started. People talk a big talk,...

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Goodbye 2023

Goodbye 2023

Like so many years recently, this one felt pretty messy.  Our news feeds were full of wars, surprisingly blatant criminal shenanigans of politicians, inflation resulting in a painful string of interest hikes, and AI now threatening the future of many jobs.  But,...

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I am a volunteer

I am a volunteer

I volunteer. For all too many years, I was head-down, obsessed with business. My family was young, I needed income, and driving my business growth was an end to a means (as they say.) Volunteering took a back seat. When I sold my company three years ago, that started...

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My cartoons are (yikes!) online.

My cartoons are (yikes!) online.

It’s been a while. Earlier this year I was writing a lot. Most blog posts. A couple of book ideas came and went and then withered on the keyboard. And I was drawing.  At the start of the Pandemic, I challenged myself to scratch out one cartoon-like drawing every day...

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How to sell your business for more money

How to sell your business for more money

“Anyone who takes a ‘we’ll figure out how to profit in the future’ attitude to business is being ridiculous.” - Jason Fried, Rework Here’s a largely ignored secret about owning a business. Often you make more money selling the business than running it.  Most business...

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