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Are You Winning The Race?

By Doug Sterbenz | July 17, 2018

Look at the picture above. Who is winning the race? You might think it is the person in front, Peter Sagan, the guy in the green jersey. Nope, not this race. The leader of the Tour de France is always the guy in the yellow jersey. The cyclist who has completed the previous stages of…

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Anthony Bourdain Was Right

By Doug Sterbenz | July 5, 2018

“If you sit down with people and just say, ‘Hey, what makes you happy? What’s your life like? What do you like to eat?’ more often than not, they will tell you extraordinary things, many of which have nothing to do with food.”  –Anthony Bourdain (1956 – 2018)   I think what the late Anthony…

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What Month Is It?

By Doug Sterbenz | May 25, 2018

It’s May of course, but I call it Indy Month. This weekend, nearly a million people from various backgrounds will make another trip to Indianapolis, Indiana. Why? Because they, like me are drawn there to see the “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing,” the Indianapolis 500. I cannot watch that race without thinking of all those…

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Brain Freeze

By Doug Sterbenz | April 17, 2018

What was I thinking? A client hired me to deliver a keynote speech, so I planned the trip, prepared my speech, packed my bag, jumped in my truck and headed toward the airport. I was looking forward to being Physically Present with all the leaders of this great company on the day of their big…

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Don’t Self Check – Your Emotions

By Doug Sterbenz | February 16, 2018

There I was, up on stage speaking. It was a large audience and they were right there in front of me, but I couldn’t have possibly been more separated from that audience. I realized that to them, I was checked out. Not on purpose, but I did it myself. That’s when it hit me. It…

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New Year Same Legacy

By Doug Sterbenz | January 12, 2018

In my home sits an old handcrafted oak and cedar chest. It’s nice and is one of our prized possessions. That cedar chest is special because my grandfather and I made that cedar chest together over 30 years ago. Memories of Grandpa While we were making that cedar chest together, which would become my wedding…

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