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2 Small Biz Guys

Learning Organizations

Senge, The Fifth Discipline, 2 Small Biz GuysPeter Senge changed the face of how corporations look at organizational management. His book, The Fifth Discipline – The Art & Practice of the Learning Organization, was revolutionary in management circles, demonstrating that there are more satisfying and productive methods for managing organizations. Ray and Zen explore the concepts and material of his book in this show.

Zen completed his MBA in 1997 and was introduced to Senge’s work during his program. Even at that time, the change in management style was taking the corporate world by storm. The methods and strategies of ‘learning organizations’ far outweigh the prevailing systems of last century. The book, first published in 1990, became deeply integrated into people’s ways of seeing the world and their managerial practices. Ray’s practices were already aligned as a forward-thinking owner…. full post

Still Small Giant – A Conversation with Bo Burlingham

Growth. That’s the goal in many businesses. It’s a word that characterizes the wildest dreams of budding entrepreneurs. Get started, get big, get rich, change the world, and live happily ever after. For already large companies, it becomes a means of survival as new start-ups and foreign competition press margins downward.

The Guys explore the nuances of the small giants Bo Burlingham discusses in his book, Small Giants. Small companies can do amazingly well if they navigate the waters well, avoiding the pitfalls and capitalizing on their key assets. How do that do that and what are their key assets? Listen in to Ray and Zen and find out. They talk about how small companies are still small giants and what that means for small business owners. … full post

Be The Dream

Colloidal Silver – Effective and Inexpensive Prophylactic

Colloidal Silver was approved by the FDA in the 1920s, nearly 100 years ago. Now they’ve rescinded that. Why? Answer: It’s cheap, effective and no need for prescriptions so nobody wins financially – except you. It is so easy to make that virtually anyone can do it. The relative safety of the right PPM is easy to determine as well. And… there is absolutely physical harm that can come from it. It is a flu season prophylactic.

According to statistics, there are approximately 34,000 deaths from flu in America every month through 1999. Influenza killed about 80,000 people in the 2017-2018 season, according to figures released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Western medicine would have you vaccinated and, if contracted, a regime of various kinds of antibiotics depending on the physician or medical conditions. … full post

Your Personal Council Awaits

We all know the importance of having a mentor or mentors in life and professional environments. The style and type of mentor is generally chosen for professional reasons. Do you have any now? What are they like? Let’s discuss mentors for a bit here. The specific instances may not apply to your personal life, but the essence of mentorship is quite helpful to explore.

Learning how to ask the right questions, especially in serving a purpose, is one of the keys to success. Mentors help to guide one in the direction of their best interests for personal and professional benefit. Knowing more about leadership allows one to grow in their ability to lead both self and others. I prefer a mentor as a master teacher, a confidant; one who stretches my ability to conceive of ways to accomplish goals with increasing ethical foundations that can be shared with others in the process. … full post

Planetary Citizens

Harmony from Chaos

Is harmony from chaos and complexity possible? Chaos and complexity are getting a lot of eyeballs these days across academia, industry and science. Breakthroughs in science and technology are helping us understand the nature of the material world. Still, I get the sense we tend to make things way more complex than is necessary. It is our nature to create complexity in systems, to the point where they are incapable of speaking to each other, kind of like humans in crisis.

Consciousness, our evolution toward understanding how we work and what it means to be condensed into form, often leads us to want to give credit to some ‘outside’ influence, materialistic as it may be. This is becoming science now, though we haven’t even begun to incorporate its benefits. It’s become painfully clear we’re missing something when it comes to our leadership and direction, though it isn’t completely awry. The ‘self’ has gone from individual to global with the urgency we face for survival and sustainability. … full post

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