Brass Balls

You bet, I am headed in the direction you are thinking? What is wrong with you anyway. Get your head out of the gutter! I said it, “Brass Balls,” like in reference to a pair. Paul Coulter a great friend and mentor of mine has a pair of Brass Balls, literally a pair suspended in plastic he has on display in his office. Sometimes he takes them on the road when presenting or speaking at... read more

Brian’s Expert Picks

A Book, a Movie,a DVD and  a Museum, I hope you enjoy! A Book Ignore Everybody and buy this book.  Hugh MacLeod the artist behind the Gaping Void “cartoons on the back of business cards” takes his stab at how to be creative.  I find the book more of a manifesto for those who are following their dreams.  This book is a fast read.  If you don’t mind reading online you can see the... read more

Call it an Experiment

Have you ever been stuck getting a project off the ground? I have a solution for you. Call it an experiment. If you treat it like an experiment there is no wrong way to get started.  You are merely testing. Once started you can make adjustments to your approach. Most projects fail because they never see the light of day. What experiment can you launch today? read more

The Real Risk and Reward

Have you ever been REAL? It is my belief the biggest risk you will ever take in your life is not being real. So many people I know are trapped living someone else’s life or vision. People do this for various reasons, peer pressure, fear of rejection, family values or other social reasons.  I can understand why this happens, maybe you have been made fun of or felt the disappointment in you by a... read more

Preparation and Luck

Some people are just flat out lucky. Some people are flat out prepared. Some people are both. If I were a betting man, I would bet on the person who practices and prepares for their dreams.  Most people will believe that person is lucky, but more often than not they are prepared. Preparation and luck are strange bedfellows.  Preparation seems to bring the best out of Luck. Ladies and Gentleman, my bet is... read more

Please Buy “YOURNAME” Dot Com,

When you hit it big you can thank me for this request. Buy your freakin name as a “Dot Com” today.  I am serious.  Go to right now and buy it. “Do Not Pass Go!” until you buy your domain name.  Keeping with the “Monopoly” reference, you have to think of “YOURNAME.COM” as the “BoardWalk” of web properties.  I promise you for only... read more

What Am I Doing? A Twitter Novel

Twitter has changed the world with a simple little question “What are you doing?” I know you haven’t asked but I figured since you are still reading you just might be interested in all of the “balls I have in the air.”  I won’t be limiting myself to the Twitter standard 140 characters, instead think of this post as a Twitter Novel.  A short story updating you about... read more

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