Led by Four Trillion Dollar Companies, the Market Caps of Public Stocks Are Highly Concentrated

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The public stock markets are highly concentrated in the top 500 companies both in terms of market capitalization and earnings. This post looks at those concentrations and at the declining number of public companies. We also discuss the S&P 500 Index and the Russell 2000 Index to see how the largest public companies have fared relative to small cap stocks since the markets recognized the COVID-19 Pandemic.

200 Days and My Step Challenge Continues

Five Miles and 10,000 Steps or More Per Day

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Often, when we take a step, either literally or figuratively, we don’t know where that step will lead. This post is about taking 10,000 steps one day, December 15, 2019, and how, somehow, I’ve been able to do that every day for 200 days as of today. I never thought about a long goal. It has simply developed from a series of short-term goals. Hope you enjoy the post!

11 Things to Know about Fixing “Problems” in Your Business

And #12: Problem Resolution Has a Positive Impact on Business Value

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I was reflecting about business problems and my experience in seeing them addressed in other organizations or in dealing with them in our own company. This post provides 11 observations on why it is critical to address business problems timely and credibly. The value of your business is directly influenced by how you resolve problems as they arise. Think of a problem identified as an opportunity for constructive change.

150 Days and the 10,000+ Steps/Day Challenge Continues

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I have been writing from time to time on this blog about walking and fitness. This post recounts reaching 150 consecutive days of reaching the dual goals of 10,000 or more steps and five or more miles. It takes focus, but you can do it if you decide to. The post also includes a simple Rx for achieving 10,000 steps – or your goal – per day. I also introduce two forthcoming books!

100 Days and the 10,000 Steps per Day Challenge Continues

Movement Is Therapeutic in a Time of Crisis

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In recent weeks, I’ve written about what I’ve called a Personal Step Challenge that began on December 15, 2019.  My goal is to get 10,000 steps per day at a minimum, and also 5.0 miles at a minimum.  I added the five mile part because at 10,000 steps I’m a tad short that.  The broader […]

80 Days Into the Personal Step Challenge

Nearly 500 Miles and a Million Steps

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Walking 10,000 steps per day is good for our physical and mental health. If you don’t believe me, Google “10,000 steps a day” and read around a bit. This post chronicles my personal challenge over the last 80 days and discusses a few of the lessons I have learned from it.

60 Days, More Than 12 Thousand Steps Per Day, Almost 6 Miles Per Day

You Can Reach Your Goal If You Are Intentional About It

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60 days in a row.  That’s where I stand on my goal of reaching 10,000+ steps each day and 5 miles or more as recorded on my handy Fitbit Versa 2, my fancy pedometer of choice.  Interestingly, I did not set out with any goal for consecutive days in mind when I started this string on […]

50 Consecutive Days of 10,000 Steps Per Day

Hoping for a Few More Days in the String

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There is a great deal of discussion about the benefits of walking 10,000 steps per day. This post focuses on my recent experience of reaching that level of movement for 50 consecutive days. It discusses a few lessons learned from the process, and talks about what to do if life gets in your way of that specific objective. It is still critical for all of us to MOVE!

When Is Our Next Turning Point Breakfast?

Is Your Closely Held or Family Business at a Turning Point and Do You Need to Talk?

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In this post, I discuss a very important breakfast I had some time ago with a client and friend of many years who is second generation chairman, CEO, and lead family member of a very successful, third-generation family business. That breakfast served as a turning point for him and his business and the family.