Scars into Stars…

By chris doster

From Mom to marketing mentors, coaches and colleagues, they all say it’s OK to fail.  Just keep trying and do your best, “nothing ventured nothing gained, right?  Along the way you will certainly pay, in either price or pain, but there is always something to gain… As many of you may also say, I have…

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Business Biorhythms

By chris doster

Maybe it was the 6am operating room demonstrations I was forced to attend in the early days of my medical device sales career. No amount of coffee could remedy the situation.  It was clear I hated mornings… Perhaps it’s genetic or that fact that I came from an unconventional upbringing, but I am not a…

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Finding my Father…

By chris doster

Louis Charles Muller; my long lost Father from a distant past.  A past cast in black and white with blurred images, distorted memories, a family dissolved only to be “discovered” once again. In this age of the “empowered consumer” with information retrieval at our fingertips, I guess its really not that hard to “discover” your heritage anymore… Perhaps I just…

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Mom the marketing master

By chris doster

Nancy Hope Fish (May 9, 1937 – May 24, 2001).  What a great middle name by the way.  Her first husband was my Father.  After he left, she would remarry twice and have two more boys.  She didn’t have a college degree but I’d put her up against anyone with an M.B.A. … Born in…

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At the end of the day, you just gotta get paid!

By chris doster

Good business ideas are a dime a dozen, and boy do I have a lot of loose change lying around. From blogs to books to miracle creams, this one will certainly allow me to achieve my dreams, I think… During my morning walk, I usually “discover” some new twist that will propel my business to the next…

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Making $ or making a difference?

By chris doster

As most Americans trade “hours for dollars” at some type of “J.O.B.” (just over broke), those evil and greedy rich “fat cats” continue to be demonized.  From the “lame” stream media to those self-serving career politicians, passing the “buck” and blaming the achievers appears to be the strategy of the day… So I assume that those bashing…

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Passion for Preparation

By chris doster

My brother often comments with a certain sarcasm as to how long it takes me to prepare for a round of golf.  Heck, sometimes I even begin planning the night before.  Cleaning my clubs, stocking the bag, and shining my shoes of course. In fact, most of the time I enjoyed the pre-golf more than…

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History and Health-Scare “reform”

By chris doster

In 1991 I attended a “managed care” seminar in NYC while working for my second medical device marketing company. I don’t recall much regarding the specifics, other the theme was dark and foreboding, with dire predictions of “crisis” and impending doom…sound familiar? Speakers were mostly from the insurance industry, with a few health care “consultants”…

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Lottery mentality

By chris doster

During a quick stop to grab some coffee at a local convenience store, the 3 customers ahead of me seemed to be slowing down the line like the D.M.V.  I couldn’t really hear the women in flip-flops, wrinkled shirt and shorts barking out requests to the cashier.  But as soon as she started ripping off lottery…

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Pursuit of that which retreats

By chris doster

It was probably my first summer during high school when it hit me; I don’t do well with “jobs”.  Believe me its not the work I deplore, even if I did make donuts or cleaned motel rooms as my introduction to the labor force.  No, it was the mind numbing monotony and meaningless repetitive motion that…

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