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This Focused Performance Weblog started life as a "business management blog" containing links and commentary related primarily to organizational effectiveness with a "Theory of Constraints" perspective, but is in the process of evolving towards primary content on interactive and mobile marketing. Think of it as about Focusing marketing messages for enhanced Performance. If you are on an archive page, current postings are found here.
Monday, July 28, 2003
Inner Peace From Finishing What You Start -- A major theme of this blog -- and of my project management work -- is related to finishing what you start. Phil Wolff has found another who has given him inspiration in this subject... "I've discovered my new guru, Deepak Gupta, on Ryze: "I think I have found inner peace. I read an article that said the way to achieve inner peace is to finish things I had started. Today I finished 2 bags of potato chips, one black forest pastry, a fifth of Absolut Vodka and a small box of chocolates. I feel better already. Pass along to those who need it."
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