Cube0001 – Seed to Tree

Cubes are short clips, quotations, or ideas shared to be a block that you can gather inspiration, ideas, or hope driving you closer to your dream.


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In this episode:

Someone’s sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.

~ Warren Buffet

Cube0002 – the Billionaire to the Millionaire

This episode has a Cube inside a Cube.

It begins and ends with a story told by Dave Ramsey in a presentation, with a story talked about, but not shared in, the original story.


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Cube0003 – What are you building for others?

This podcast episode brings you a cube from episode titled Garett Jones on Macro and Twitter .

The specific clip deals with building patterns, processes, cultures and organization capital.


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Cube 0004 – The Good View

This episode includes the beginning of the book Good To Great by Jim Collins.

The specific clip comes from the beginning of chapter 1 of Good to Great and deals with a reason why we don’t have a lot of Great in our world.


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Cube 0005 – Main thing of Tech

This episode includes a clip from the podcast Windows Weekly, episode 117, with Paul Thurrott and Leo Laporte.

Paul has returned from a stay in Europe and thinks back on the difference between this time and a time 6 years ago. They talk about technology, but at least one idea can be applied to employees, contractors, business, and vendors.


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Cube0006 – You Can Find Me At

Where is your location? What is your Identity? What Brand are you building?

This cube deals with these issues both online, and then the same issues tackled apply in your personal life, business, or organization you are building.

Clips come from:

Social Media Serenity 75 with Cliff Ravenscraft & Erik Fisher

This Week In Google 34 with Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, & Gina Trapani

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Cube0007 – Connections to better Marketing

No matter what big harry goal or vision you are attempting, you will need other people involved.

This cube focuses on how we connect with people.

From the book Winning with People by leadership author John C. Maxwell, this clip is about connection and what it takes to build connections.

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Cube0008 – How to Reach Your Overseas Goal

Sailing is a wonderful activity that many illustrations can be drawn from.

In this cube we highlight two quotations, one from Oliver Wendell Holmes and another from John Ortberg.


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Included Quotations:

[a big goal is like] crossing an ocean. Some people try [by themselves], day after day,  … That’s like taking a rowboat across the ocean. It’s exhausting and usually unsuccessful.

Others have given up trying and throw themselves entirely on “relying on God’s grace.” They’re like drifters on a raft. They do nothing but hang on and hope God gets them there.

Neither trying nor drifting are very effective in [achieving the big goals]. A better image the sailboat, in which if it moves at all, it’s a gift of the wind. We can’t control the wind, but a good sailor discerns where the wind is blowing and adjusts the sails accordingly.

~ John Ortberg

I find that the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving: To reach the port of heaven, we must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it, but we must sail, and not drift, nor lie at anchor.

~ Oliver Wendell Holmes

Cube0009 – Bigger Building Question

Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Think of Things by William McDonough & Michael Braungart is a book about changing from a “Use & Throw Away” building mindset to a “Use & Use the waist too” design mindset.

This clip from the 5th chapter is a story of Bill working on developing a new housing system for a formerly nomadic tribe. There were other groups making proposals, both starting with fundamentally different questions.

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Cube0010 – Against Your Goal

The Art of Non-Conformity by Chris Guillebeau is a wonderful book that challenges the conventional wisdom of how to succeed in life. It is a great read for anyone who has dreamt of doing something other then a normal career.

Roshun Eppinger recommended the story of the 5 monkeys – and that is the focal point in this episode.

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