HUGH CULVER

What, me worry?

What, me worry?

I was in a car the other day with a radiologist and a neurosurgeon talking about hypertension.  This conversation is actually not as unusual as it might sound. I volunteer for a local society that does trail clearing in a popular hiking and mountain bike park and many...

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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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The Curse of Ambition

The Curse of Ambition

A person shrinks or expands into the degree and nature of his ambitions. Neel Burton, Heaven and Hell   Ambition is good. Right? After all, I always thought I was supposed to want more stuff, bigger goals, and better results. Didn’t you? Ambition is the revered...

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Why your self doubt could be a good thing

Why your self doubt could be a good thing

“When you doubt your power, you give power to your doubt.” —Honore de Balzac   Take my advice…I’m not using it. That old joke comes to mind every time I step on stage feeling completely void of a single thought worth sharing. Or when I sit down to write this...

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