Author: Paul Guillory

It is one thing to tell a story.  It is another thing for anyone to listen to your story.  Telling true stories is when you hold up a mirror to your audience.  How then do we discover truth?  How are discoveries made?; the same way Columbus made them; with experimentation, exploration, and innovation (in business).  […]

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“Make It Don’t Say It” The action creates the feeling.  You cannot tell someone how to feel by describing your own.  You can only show them.  The implicit demand behind “do you love me?” has worked zero times in the history of abstract thought. “All you have to do is write one true sentence.  Write […]

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I finally read Moby Dick start to finish.  I started it a decade ago but, obviously, was not ready for it.  At 35, I picked it up again and could not have done this any sooner than now, regrettably true as that is.  But age is just a number; a point of departure; an index. I’m one day […]

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Winter is back.  I remember the 90’s and the camo jump-suits that served as our second skin.  We were rarely outside without one.  The idea was to read the temperature and then get dressed for that level of cold.  Then put a jump-suit over that as you head out the door. They had the old […]

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Believe In The Experiment A baby was born out of wedlock in the Caribbean.  To the child everything was interesting.  The child became a restless young adult.  The young man, in his early teens, was the type of employee business people dream of; always figuring out ways to make things operate more smoothly; never reaching […]

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Your Authentic Self Stories create and lose unimaginable wealth.  Stories start, fight, win, and lose wars.  Stories build and destroy whole cultures.  Stories inspire, and stories heal.  How can I learn the art of story? Copy The Pros In James Mitchener’s book “Poland” he recounts that nation’s birth.  Births are necessarily painful, in all forms. […]

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It’s Jerry’s World Rare people make incredibly difficult things look incredibly easy.  In one episode, Seinfeld attempts to impugn an entire continent, with utter impunity.  And he pulls it off; makes it look easy. Jerry Seinfeld was being interviewed on stage last week.  They asked him if anything like “Seinfeld” could ever happen again.  Would […]

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