HUGH CULVER

Hyperbolic discounting and why your goals suck

Hyperbolic discounting and why your goals suck

If you struggle to reach goals you might have a bad case of hyperbolic discounting. What?!? Before I get to what hyperbolic discounting is, let me back up and first talk about goal setting. A typical assumption is that BIG GOALS (think: Jim Collin’s BHAG (Big Hairy...

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Sell your story and save the world

Sell your story and save the world

I got my start in the speaking industry with a story. And you know what? When I think about the last 18 years of speaking,  teaching, writing, and coaching, nothing has changed. It’s still about the story. Stories are the universal platform for lessons. If you turn to...

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The biggest mistake I ever made

The biggest mistake I ever made

It’s hard to write an article about avoiding mistakes in business when you’ve made thousands of them. It’s like sitting down to write “Everything I know about love” when everyday you are painfully reminded you really don’t know much. All my businesses have been pretty...

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Business and Life – how to make your summer work

Business and Life – how to make your summer work

Make this summer work For too many years I have screwed it up. I had great intentions to chill out and completely enjoy my summer, but then I let work creep in. I was thinking about a blog post, scheming up some new event, or actually spending time in the office. Not...

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Teach from the tip of the iceberg

Teach from the tip of the iceberg

Recently I was the MC at a large conference and I introduced Olympian Jon Montgomery (gold metal winner, Vancouver 2010 Olympics, beer stein march through Whistler…that guy) before his speech. Not only is Jon naturally a great speaker and can spin a hilarious story,...

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Walk your talk – The power of brand consistency

Walk your talk – The power of brand consistency

Most experts I meet and work with have a problem and it’s not about marketing. Actually it is about marketing, but not in the traditional sense. First a story. I sat in a seminar recently at a conference I was speaking at. The speaker bio was impressive: lots of...

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Market Research on the Cheap

Market Research on the Cheap

Have you ever asked yourself these questions? “What are my customers ready to buy?” “Which of my three ideas should be a book?” “What are hot topics for my next blog?” “What lessons should be in my keynote presentation?” In a perfect world, you turn to market...

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