Tag Archives: Ken Rutkowski

Innovation And The Corporate Instinct That Kills It

“Everyone has a plan, until you get punched in the face.” – Mike Tyson This quote was presented in a talk I heard from Dave Ulmer, who has a long career of creating and launching new businesses and products in … Continue reading

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Richard Gibbs: Musician, Composer, Writer On The Storm

Richard Gibbs, composer, musician and surfer exudes an electricity that, if it could write a message in the sky, might say “Let’s have fun.” Continue reading

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Motivate Yourself To Be Big And Bold

I’m not sure who the first motivational speakers were. Aristotle, Plato and Socrates come to mind, though it could have been Adam & Eve’s parents. Then there was Friedrich Nietzsche who said, “That which doesn’t kill us makes us stronger.” … Continue reading

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Until Debt Do Us Part

  When Santa Monica Mayor Richard Bloom addressed the METal breakfast Saturday morning one thing he said made me think of the debt ceiling mess in Washington. “I just came back from the Sierras,” he said, from a retreat put on … Continue reading

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Why, Why, Why, Why Care?

A story was told at the METal Saturday breakfast about a brave soldier in Afghanistan who thought his time to die was at hand, along with his troops. Manning a hilltop outpost they were suddenly surrounded by Taliban forces. With … Continue reading

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Cleaning Up On The Mideast Cesspool

The lead story in the Sunday L.A. Times was on a topic I heard an expert speak about the day before – on the God-awful mess in the Middle East. The story was about panic in Saudi Arabia over “The Arab Spring” … Continue reading

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All Hail The Mighty Entrepreneur

I’ve long felt the most exciting and intriguing people in the world are entrepreneurs. Many of them I know are bold, daring, innovative, creative, philanthropic and – very importantly – they create jobs. More jobs are created by entrepreneurs than … Continue reading

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We Can Live Long And Prosper

Each morning when I wake up the first thing I do is fight off the bugaboo creepy crawlers of gloom. Soon I know that everything is OK and I look forward to the challenge and opportunity the day offers. The … Continue reading

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Marvel-ous Superhero Stan Lee Takes Flight

For a guy who is 88 years old Stan Lee still has super powers, just like the many comic book characters he created. In the world of comic books, Lee is a real Super Hero. At Marvel Comics he co-created Spider-Man, … Continue reading

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A Brave New Digital World Will Smack Us

If you were born before 1994, you are not one of them. Which may be a good thing. Those born in 1994 and beyond are “the Internet generation,” and they are not like you. The demarcation point was the launch … Continue reading

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