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"Business owner Doug Wagner didn’t expect to learn 3 important lessons of leadership from grieving the loss of his best friend. But that’s exactly what happened." My latest business article on the Good Men Project. Brought back some tough emotions... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2014 at Doug Wagner @ Sunwapta
Our company is in the process of further defining its core values. At times we have been the shoe makers children and put all our effort into our clients and not enough into ourselves; going barefoot. This is a big mistake so we are making working on the business part... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2014 at Manifast Now
Last week I was presenting the first of our newly launched Manifast Now webinar series and the topic was “7 Reasons 90% of Strategic Plans Never Get Implemented (And What To Do About It)”. A really good question was asked... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2014 at Doug Wagner @ Sunwapta
"Is the moral fiber of corporate executives really on a rapid decline? Or are we just privy to more of the details, and therefore in a place of power to impact the outcomes?" It is getting harder for companies to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2014 at Doug Wagner @ Sunwapta
Hi Sean. Everyone suffers from it periodically; especially if you are a person who likes to learn new things or figure things out. It definely applies to business and in business it all comes down to cost versus benefit. Thanks.
The Home DIY Project At our last house I built a big cedar pergola on our wooden (untreated spruce) 2x4 deck we inherited. I made the pergola only using screws and bolts (no nails) in case I ever needed to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2014 at Doug Wagner @ Sunwapta
Thanks Bob, it seems like it took a long time to get to that number. Especially the last 10 posts.
I happen to play fiddle and sing in a couple of Celtic bands. There is a strong maritime tradition in many of the songs and a lot of them seem to be about ships reaching a tragic end. But ships... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2014 at Doug Wagner @ Sunwapta
Thanks Al. People mostly think about the impact and how they will deal with it. I also hope my post is getting people to think about how the risk is evolving and how mob justice works and in reality, we are still much the same "humans" we've been for centuries. The rules we create to make civilization function well also shape how civilized we think and act. Same is true online.
Back in the dark ages, villagers and townspeople would often react to a rumor and then take action swiftly to bring justice upon the presumed guilty party without waiting for the authorities to resolve it. The more emotionally attached people... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2014 at Doug Wagner @ Sunwapta
My latest guest post on The Go-Giver Way... "In this guest post by Certified Go-Giver Coach, Doug Wagner, the very wise and successful entrepreneur takes inspiration from a book by Perry Marshall. Here, he looks at the famous “Pareto Principle”... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2014 at Doug Wagner @ Sunwapta
Thanks Gary. I love hearing examples of how organizations have put this in practice in real world. Excellent.
Thanks Bill! So important to know what you stand for.
Our company is in the process of further defining its core values. At times we have been the shoe makers children and put all our effort into our clients and not enough into ourselves; going barefoot. This is a big... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2014 at Doug Wagner @ Sunwapta
Thanks Carly, what I found interesting was that both camps start from the same place; intuition. This is not a surprise really since we are all people and have both capacitie within us.
Hi Sean. Yes software development is both even though many would see it as purely science. There are formulas for how to do certain things in code but putting those togther into something useful is an art.
Thanks Bill. I suspect it is true because both functions are part of us as humans. Your posts are a very unique view into different aspects of branding and I always learn something.
Most people identify strongly with one camp or the other. I always trust my instincts or intuition first and foremost. Or I measure and test everything and always go on logic. The artist has an idea and implements it and... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2014 at Doug Wagner @ Sunwapta
I was there but since I already perform in a few Celtic music groups I let some of the other participants share in the joy of going for it on stage.
Hi Bill, I sing and dance like nobody is watching, even if they are. Thanks.
Thanks Bob, it was fun to hear your rendition of My Way. Good luck with your action list.
Your habits determine your potential for success and also your tendency towards failure. Driving happens to be a great example of how habits determine your future success and even safety. Do you cheat on corners when no one is around... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2014 at Doug Wagner @ Sunwapta
What is truly ironic is that we receive what we have planned for the universe, from the universe, according to its plan for us. Thanks Bill.
Thanks for sharing that quote Al. Determination comes after the push.
I feel a strong compulsion to step into my potential and see where it goes. It is like the Universe is pushing and shoving me in a certain direction. There is a mix of excitement and fear in my mind.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2014 at Doug Wagner @ Sunwapta