Unconventional Thinking

August, 2012

America My Friend, Is Blowing In The Wind. America Is Blowing In The Wind.

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012 by Mark Stevens

For generations, there were Dairy Queens, homecoming games, people framing the first buck their small businesses collected, lovers riding Ferris wheels on August eves, sailors saluted as they visited the homeland for weekend leave before climbing back on board to protect their nation, college graduations brimming with big dreams of capitalistic enterprises, Norman Rockwell visits [...]

Courage Is The Only Weapon That Can Vanquish Any Threat

Monday, August 13th, 2012 by Mark Stevens

A few weeks ago, a client was checking off a list of life’s threats–war, disease, economic collapse–that can turn our worlds’ upside down. He did so with a sigh, as if we have no choice but to wring our hands and accept the fact that we might be victims of it all.

“There’s nothing we can [...]

A One Way Pass Through An Exit Strategy

Tuesday, August 7th, 2012 by Mark Stevens

This week I sold my business, MSCO.  Eighteen years in the making, it was a triumphant moment and an exhilerating one for reasons I will explain.
Before I get there, with that single act of selling,  the noun\the concept of an “exit” strategy becomes a verb. I walked right through the strategy I created and it [...]

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