Author Archives: Randy Mullis

How to be immortal

It is the quality of our relationships that most determines our legacy. ~James Kouzes I’ll wager that few people had as profound an effect on the lives of other as did Eve Carson in her brief 22 years. The former … Continue reading

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Business lessons for my daughters

Both my daughters have chosen careers in human services, with one working as a speech language pathologist and the other in school for social work. This comes despite my exciting career in information technology; I don’t know how it was … Continue reading

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You won’t hear it from me

“When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself.”  Wayne Dyer Much to my regret, the only information I know about some of my colleagues came when someone blindsided me with a chunk of negativity about someone … Continue reading

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Leadership better than fiction

I finally saw “Iron Man 3″ this past weekend and enjoyed it thoroughly. This might be expected given that I’m a bit of a comic book junkie but, in addition, parts of the movie were filmed where I’ve worked for … Continue reading

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Questions I ask myself

Sometimes, I wonder. What if I put away my phone anytime I was in a meeting or dining with someone? What if I actually got eight hours sleep each night? What if I took a few minutes each day to … Continue reading

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Winning the inner game

In every human endeavor there are two arenas of engagement: the outer and the inner. The outer game is played on an external arena to overcome external obstacles to reach an external goal. The inner game takes place within the … Continue reading

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‘Thou mayest’

When I had the chance to meet the members of my favorite band, I asked the keyboard player the derivation of her name, Timshel. I smiled when she confirmed that her parents had taken it from what is my favorite … Continue reading

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Ten Rules for Happiness by Dorothy Dix

(Dorothy Dix was an advice columnist during the first half of the 20th century. This was one of her most frequently reprinted columns.) First. Make up your mind to be happy. Happiness is largely a matter of self-hypnotism. You can … Continue reading

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Positions, power, and people

Mark Horstman, whose Career Tools podcast is usually on my iPhone, says there are three kinds of power in business.  That which comes from 1) position, 2) skills, and 3) relationships. Sometimes these coincide, but often I’ve found that people look … Continue reading

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A remarkable kiss

From “Mortal Lessons”, Richard Selzer M.D. “I stand by the bed where a young woman lies, her face postoperative, her mouth twisted in palsy, clownish.  A tiny twig of the facial nerve, the one to the muscles of her mouth, … Continue reading

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