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My wife likes to joke that there are two types of me, Work-Ben & Facebook-Ben. Ok, she might have a point. I keep a strong work/life balance and don't let one bleed into the other.

I’ll give you a quick breakdown of who…


Why is the goal of humans to have so much money that our job then becomes to manage this pile of money?

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Seems sort of stupid.

And to me, exhausting. …


Well, I’m here to tell you that niche writing is BS.

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We’ve all heard the phrase, “Niches Lead to Riches,” where the common thinking is that by hyper-focusing on a specialty topic, that we can corner the market in reader eyeballs and somehow turn that into monetization.

Well, I’m here…


Long Live Medium.

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I used to enjoy LinkedIn.

I got hooked on LinkedIn back in 2013 and what intrigued me was the Pulse feature, where undiscovered but well-written articles were curated to the main news feed for users. …


Grab a friend and hit the outdoors

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Yesterday I returned home for four days of hiking and backpacking in the Dolly Sods Wilderness of West Virginia with a good friend of mine.

The experience was incredible, and today, I feel like a new man. I needed this time off. Bad. Over the past few weeks, I’ve been…


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Investor: “Hi, I’ve heard a lot about bitcoin. It seems that everyone is getting rich off it, and I’m curious if it’s a good investment.”

Cryptobro: “Perfect, welcome, welcome. Yes, it is true, bitcoin is the answer to all of your problems and is a guaranteed investment.”

Investor: “Excellent, let’s…


We have a real ego problem in the corporate world.

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Literally, everyone is being trained to think that they’re a leader. While the ambition is great, the reality is that not everyone could OR should lead. Even more, if everyone led, then we wouldn’t get anywhere; someone needs to follow…


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Passion.

Without passion and caring about the idea that you are about to transcribe to words, you won’t be effective as a writer. It just doesn’t work.

The ultimate success is to combine what you are passionate about as a writer with what your readers are passionate about. Yes, you…


When it comes to strategy, one of the most effective lines to memorize is that “strategy is choosing what to do AND what not to do.” …


Executive Presence: The Missing Link Between Merit and Success

Sylvia Ann Hewlett

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00FJ350MQ/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1

I found Executive Presence to be a worthwhile read to understand how others in the workplace perceive others to determine who has authority and learn steps to take to improve my own presence.

The book was based on research done by the author. Still, I also enjoyed the various…

Ben Wann

Operational Finance Leader | Strategy-Execution | Writer | Author of Getting Shit Done- The No Nonsense Framework for Closing the Strategy-Excecution Gap

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