The effects of a guilty conscious

I was going through my old blog posts from my first blog, “Blogmatic,” when I came across this little gem from 2007. It gave me a good chuckle and reminded me of what it was like to have three teenagers in the house. Here is the original post in all its glory … Your...

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The “Faster Horse” quote

I love this quote. The faster horse is definitely one of my favorite entrepreneurial quotes. That said, there is a lack of clarity around what the quote means. In this post, I will share my take on the quote, key lessons learned, and how I apply the concept of this...

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KPI Example – Soviet Nail Factory

What could better represent Key Performance Indicators gone badly than the grey gloom of an industrial-era Soviet nail factory? The Soviet nail factory is our first example of how key performance indicators (KPI) can go wrong. The nail factory is something of a metric...

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Morning Journal Routine

My morning journal routine is one of the first things I do at the start of the day. After getting up, I make the coffee, feed the dog, and then take fifteen minutes to set intentions for the day. Over time I have developed a journal format that works well for me, and...

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The Test for Dharma

I read Deepak Chopra's The Seven Laws of Spiritual Success some time ago. The law of Dharma is one that always resonated with me. The law of Dharma is also known as your purpose in life. I often consider this law in my own personal life. While I am not quite in...

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Comparing Goodharts and Campbells Law

The tendency toward failed Key Performance Indicators is so great that there is much research on the topic. My observation is that the body of knowledge on why KPIs don't work is quite extensive. BTW, I didn’t find any laws supporting successful KPI implementation!...

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Ian Paul Graham

Startup Founder, Small Business Owner, and Advocate.