My name is in big letters on the cover of this book, but that is only because the designer could not possibly fit the names of all those who had a hand in bringing this project to its printed fruition. Writing a book is like building a skyscraper: one architect is credited with the work, but there are countless others who did so much of the heavy lifting.

Any work that is worth doing begins with inspiration. While all manner of people along the way can tweak and improve ideas and actual writing, it is a few inspiring individuals who are the catalyst for an author to sit down and write that first word. (And then to keep writing and writing and writing.) The legendary business thinker Mark Sanborn caught my vision first, affirming ...

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