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The “Hell Yeah” Roundup: Your Turn

A lot of people mentioned that they liked the “hell yeah” test for making decisions mentioned here and condensed as follows: We all have to make decisions about opportunities. When you think about any opportunity, if it’s not a “hell yeah,” don’t do it. I’ve modified this a bit in my own life to be:…

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Be Nice to the Cleaners

I went to participate in an event held at a bookstore in a big city. I saw on the store’s calendar that a Very Famous Author (we’ll call him Mr. X) had been there the day before. “Wow,” I said to the staff. “’I’m intimidated to follow Mr. X. What was he like?” The two…

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Just Because It Works… Doesn’t Mean It Works

After I wrote that the first WDS operated at a net loss—financially speaking, not in terms of anything that matters—I was immediately pitched by a number of event planners, venues, and various professional meeting people, all offering me free advice about how we should do things around here. Whoa! Thanks for all the… unsolicited… input.…

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An Important Thing No One Will Tell You

I talked with someone who was in the process of calling fifteen people to get their opinions on a project. Why was any one of our opinions worth so much effort? I’m not sure, but someone had told her she should seek out as many opinions as possible before deciding what to do. The standard…

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WDS 2011: “The Heart Attack of Awesome”

One year ago, I began planning last weekend with a small group of trusted friends. As the time drew closer, we transitioned from a planning team to an Action Team. Then, as the weekend really drew closer, we expanded to a much larger Action Team. When the big day finally arrived, more than 40 people…

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World Domination: A Photo Tour

Over the past weekend, I’ve been with 500+ people who came to Portland for the inaugural World Domination Summit. I’ll be sharing a detailed wrap-up on Thursday, but for now, here are a few initial photos to illustrate the occasion. Later in the day you’ll be able to see hundreds more over here. Video will…

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Preview of World Domination Summit

When I heard the news that the rapture would take place two Saturdays ago, my first thought was… wait… how is that possible, since World Domination still has two weeks to go? We need more time before the planet implodes! *** Yesterday and today, the first attendees have been arriving in town for the inaugural…

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