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Robert Dickie III
Knoxville, TN
I'm the President of Crown, a married father of 5 who finds time to be a weekend adventurer, start-up entrepreneur, occasional consultant, and lifelong learner.
Interests: Running, Mountain Climbing, Reading, University of Tennessee, Athletics, Business, Family
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I just returned from the Harvard Business School President's Program and one of the topics we discussed was the global need for over 600 million new jobs to be created in the next ten years. Although we are seeing signs... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2014 at The Leap
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This graph from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics is telling. I have highlighted on multiple media outlets this year the current problem we have with graduating college students with massive student loan debt unable to find work. It is... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2013 at The Leap
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This is my third installment going deeper into the seven tips I shared for navigating the new economy and job market in my Fox News article Building a Full-Time Life in a Part-Time World. This step could potentially be the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 25, 2013 at The Leap
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The most successful people I have met in life understand this one principle. Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2013 at The Leap
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Many years ago I stood with an older colleague on the deck of his beautiful home as we talked about where he was in life, the challenges he was facing, and the stress that was piled on him that most... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2013 at The Leap
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As an officer in the United States Air Force I often heard the phrase “If you don’t have a plan, you are planning to fail.” This wise counsel is not only great advice for leaders preparing for combat operations but... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2013 at The Leap
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There is no doubt we are in a new economy with new rules. Here are 7 proven tips reported on FoxNews to have success in this new era. Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2013 at The Leap
Unemployment and underemployment levels remain well above normal as the global economy continues to slow. An economist at Harvard Business School recently stated the world needs to prepare for potential contraction of the global economy by 2-3% per year for... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2013 at The Leap
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To be a success at anything in life I have found that you need three basic things: a passion for what you are doing, the ability to work tremendously hard, and a total commitment to excellence. I have yet to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2012 at The Leap
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Gary Vaynerchuk usually has great perspective on things and this video is no different. The first part highlights why it is important for companies to be honest and transparent in dealing with their customers if they want to win in... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2011 at The Leap
I love the short videos FastCompany.com creates. This one is only 3 minutes long but it is packed with some great information to start the week. Amber Mac does a great job and highlights, Xobni, a great service to add... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2011 at The Leap
Can you be a successful entrepreneur and still have time to build balance in your life for you and your family? Richard Branson thinks so. This is a great article in Entrepreneur.com about how he built his successful and dynamic... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2011 at The Leap
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In Case You Missed Our Recent Webinar.... I highly encourage everyone who follows this blog to take the time to watch this informative free webinar by Wade Myers. Wade is the founder of New Venture Academy and is a successful... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2011 at The Leap
Rich Karlgaard, publisher for Forbes Magazine wrote an article in the April 23, 2007 edition of Forbes titled Godly Work in which he asks why so many people of faith have an improper perspective about business and the pursuit of... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2011 at The Leap
This is a great post by author Sarah Lacy. I've read a number of her books and for anyone interested in the tech industry she is the insider who has done an incredbile job writing about it. This article I... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2011 at The Leap
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Subscribe to our newsletter I heard a story last week about Chuck Swindoll that really has an important application for all entrepreneurs. A number of years ago a small college here in the United States was led by a dynamic... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2011 at The Leap
This is a great show on CNBC (How I Made My Millions) that covers ordinary people who had an idea and took the leap to become an entrepreneur and launch their start-up. There are some great motivational stories in this... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2011 at The Leap
This is a great article from report Laura Petrecca in USAToday titled "Health Scare Can Inspire Business." Sometimes it can take a little push for us to take "The Leap!" I hope you find these stories inspiring. Subscribe to our... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2011 at The Leap
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Subscribe to our newsletter This is a great article in USAToday by Jon Swartz titled "With help a click away, start-ups get running fast!" There are many free resources out there today for entrepreneurs to help build and promote their... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2011 at The Leap
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One of my favorite Bible verses is Mark 8:36 "For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?" As I work hard providing for my family, striving for goals I... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2011 at The Leap
Subscribe to our newsletter Periodically I will come across a book that I will recommend to friends and family. Rarely do I come across a book where I place an order to hand out to friends and family. This is... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2011 at The Leap
I highly recommend reading From Concept to Consumer by Phil Baker for those entrepreneurs looking to take your great idea and turning it into a successful product on the open market. Here is a list of top ten things for... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2011 at The Leap
Gary Vaynerchuk is an young entrepreneur who has mastered the technique of using social media to build his family's wine business in New Jersey. In this video he will give all business owners a couple of his insights on how... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2011 at The Leap
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Entrepreneur.com has a great article by Kate Lister titled FreeLance Nation. This is a great read for those entrepreneurs who are planning to start their own company or venture around providing a service. I've spoken with a number of people... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2011 at The Leap