HUGH CULVER

The Art of Asking for What You Need

The Art of Asking for What You Need

When I was a kid my Dad was my hero. He wore a 3-piece suit to his accounting office, was always in control, and could fix anything. On weekends, the older kids became his soldiers marching around the property hauling downed branches, stacking wood, or some other work...

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Why I Want You to Stop Making Goals

Why I Want You to Stop Making Goals

I’m writing this post airborne, somewhere over Greenland, on my way to Delhi. My six week trip to India and then on to Nepal, actually started six months ago, on my 60th birthday. Before I get to that, let me ask you a question... Have you ever made a goal - perhaps...

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Five surprising lessons from starting a business in my 50’s

Five surprising lessons from starting a business in my 50’s

“With the sheer number of baby-boomers now approaching retirement age, the era of the “olderpreneur” is upon us.” Financial Times When I was a kid people retired at 60 - 65 if they didn’t like golf. When you get old, you retire. This was an irrefutable fact of life...

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Why every day should be your day before vacation

Why every day should be your day before vacation

I’m leaving tomorrow for a week of racing and paddling and something unusual is happening. Monday through Wednesday I crossed a bunch of stuff off my Flight Plan, but it was a battle to stay on task. On Thursday I was side-swiped by client requests and helping team...

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Why it might be time to kill your dead-end projects

Why it might be time to kill your dead-end projects

When Steve Jobs was unceremoniously ousted from Apple in 1985 the fate of the company was supposed to improve. John Scully had moved into the CEO office and brought with him all the corporate sensibilities of big business America. Fast forward 12 years, product lines...

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