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Thomas Wooldridge

Peter Drucker – Making Strengths Productive

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Peter Drucker – Making Strengths Productive

“One feeds the opportunities and starves the problems” I have been on numerous job interviews throughout my career.   What I concluded was that 99% of the hiring managers were basically looking for one thing.  My organization has gap and need someone with the X experience to fill it. This is where I believe failure is […]

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Thomas Wooldridge

Peter Drucker Effective Executive – What can I contribute?”

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Peter Drucker Effective Executive – What can I contribute?”

“What can I contribute that will significantly affect the performance and the results of the institution I serve?”   Chapter 3 of Peter Drucker’s book The effective Executive is “What Can I contribute?” Peter had asked a senior executive ” What do you do that justifies your being on the payroll?” The Senior executive responded […]

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Thomas Wooldridge

Donald Trump’s Book review of “The Art of the Deal”

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Donald Trump’s Book review of “The Art of the Deal”

I first gained an interest in Donald Trump while watching the television show The Apprentice. The show gave insight on how Trump runs his business, which caught my interest and prompted me to choose his book “The Art of the Deal.”  Surprisingly, nearly 20 years after the book was written, not much has changed.  This […]

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Thomas Wooldridge

The Effective Executive – Know Thy Time

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The Effective Executive – Know Thy Time

“Poor Management wastes everyone’s time”   Chapter 2 of Peter Drucker’s Book the Effective Executive is Know thy time. Time is very precious because it is something we can not make up. Once time has passed it is no longer available for us to reuse.  You can not make it up.  Therefore it is important […]

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Thomas Wooldridge

The Effective Executive – Effectiveness can be learned

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The Effective Executive – Effectiveness can be learned

“The Greatest Wisdom not applied to action and behavior is meaningless data” One of my most favorite business books of all time is Peter Drucker’s The Effective Executive.  Peter Drucker is an author of more than 30 books and is a Professor who has taught thousands of students.  This book was written in 1967 but […]

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Thomas Wooldridge

5 Life lessons from the TV Show Westworld

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5 Life lessons from the TV Show Westworld

Westworld has been a runaway hit on HBO, but do you really understand that their are some serious life lessons from it? I heard many rumblings online about the TV show Westworld.  In fact, I heard about this show while filming in one of the entertainment papers.  Apparently there was numerous sex scenes and many of […]

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Thomas Wooldridge

The Art of Story Telling

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The Art of Story Telling

Before Television, Radio, Newspapers, and the Internet, There were Storytellers.  The time honored art of the storytellers were told directly from their mouth to the people’s ears. It’s one of those time honored traditions that have been slowly lost.  Before television or radio, there were story tellers.  The people would talk about great stories of […]

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Thomas Wooldridge

Securing your Internet Real Estate by buying your Domain Name

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Securing your Internet Real Estate by buying your Domain Name

Buying your domain name is equivalent to owning your own piece of real estate.   The cheapest way to secure a piece of the internet is buying your name. Many people wait till they get popular before they purchase their domain name or social media profiles. Unfortunately that is going to be too late for […]

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Thomas Wooldridge

Personal Branding is more important than ever

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Personal Branding is more important than ever

Personal Branding is more important today than ever before.  Unlike many years ago, jobs are not permanent. The days where you work one job for 30 years and retire with a pension is long gone.   First lets define what a brand is Personal Branding is the practice of people marketing themselves and their careers as brands. […]

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Thomas Wooldridge

Summary of Richest man in Babylon by George S. Clason

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Summary of Richest man in Babylon by George S. Clason

The Richest Man in Babylon is a book that every person should be read. Yes it is that important. There are 30 days left in the year and one of the things people like to do is create some resolutions for the new year. The popular ones are like weight loss, spend more time with […]

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