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Guarding Against Negativism

Posted on January 27, 2015 by Robert Ringer


A friend recently told me that he never worries about negative input from others because he has such a positive outlook on life that he doesn’t believe negative talk has any effect on him. Maybe so, but in my view it’s still a good idea to avoid negative people, particularly those who are critical of […]

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Substance, Style, and Ayn Rand

Posted on January 22, 2015 by Bob Burg


Having watched the DVD version of the three Atlas Shrugged movies, I think of how effective communication is such an important aspect of selling. Selling, in this case, not just a product or service, but a philosophy. The film adaptation of Ayn Rand’s famed magnum opus (apologies to those who consider that to be The Fountainhead) is […]

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The Delusion of Immortality

Posted on January 20, 2015 by Robert Ringer


The facts notwithstanding, I believe that a majority of people unthinkingly delude themselves about their mortality — meaning that they act as though they believe they are immortal. Of course, they don’t consciously admit it, at least not to others. I’ve known more than one person who acted as though he believed he will be […]

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Principle versus Popularity

Posted on January 17, 2015 by Robert Ringer


Today is Muhammad Ali’s seventy-third birthday, and it’s yet another reminder that it’s more important to be loyal to your principles than to be popular. Truth and popularity, in fact, are all too often at odds with one another. In comparing his own life to that of Socrates in his book The Consolations of Philosophy, […]

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The Truth About Entrepreneurs

Posted on January 8, 2015 by Robert Ringer


As America’s experiment with socialism continues to crumble (notwithstanding the lies that are fed to us daily by the media), more and more people are coming to realize that entrepreneurship was the driving force behind America’s widespread prosperity — prosperity that few people could have imagined as recent as the mid-20th century. Entrepreneurship embodies the […]

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The Ultimate Challenge

Posted on January 6, 2015 by Robert Ringer


An acquaintance of mine recently told me how depressing he thought it was that so many famous people passed away in 2014 — Robin Williams … Joe Cocker … Tony Gwynn … James Garner … Mickey Rooney … Shirley Temple … Joan Rivers … to name but a few. No question about it, when someone […]

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How Busy Are You?

Posted on December 31, 2014 by Robert Ringer


Considering the headline of his fabled full-page ad, it’s no wonder the late and legendary Joe Karbo was able to sell millions of copies of his self-published little paperback book The Lazy Man’s Way to Riches. The headline I’m referring to is: MOST PEOPLE ARE TOO BUSY EARNING A LIVING TO MAKE ANY MONEY. What’s […]

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Self-perception Rules the Day

Posted on December 23, 2014 by Robert Ringer


My recent article titled “Reality versus Perception of Reality” got me thinking about just how important self-perception is when it comes to one’s survival. In fact, I am convinced that self-perception pretty much guides every aspect of a person’s life, which places a huge premium on his ability to accurately interpret reality. When it comes […]

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An End to the Age of Gluttony

Posted on December 20, 2014 by Robert Ringer


Gluttony is defined as “excessive eating and drinking.” But, metaphorically speaking, just about anything one does in excess is gluttonous. Gluttony should not be confused with greed, which is an “excessive” desire to acquire wealth or material things. Everyone is greedy. That’s what motivates people to produce better products and services for others. They know […]

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Choice or Illusion?

Posted on December 16, 2014 by Robert Ringer


Choice can be a very complicated subject. Are you or are you not a victim of your own choices? Do bad choices always lead to a person’s downfall? Do good choices always lead to success, even in the face of enormous obstacles? I generally agree that where we are at any given point in time is primarily […]

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