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New Web Site -New RSS feed

I have taken the big plunge and am moving off Blogger to a WordPress blog, that also incorporates my entire Internet presence.

The plan is to blog much more frequently and to provide regular updates and changes on the web site.

If you've been following the Fool'sBox you will find all the content at http://jimseybert.com/blog-foolsbox and there is a button you can click to get the RSS feed.

Please note - I will not be reading this blogger site, so if you leave a note here, I won't see it.


Leadership Re:Vision - another nice review

I write because I have to. 

There are words and ideas that need to be granted their freedom from wherever they are inside. Most times they escape and find the outside a lonely place with no one to read them me. 

Occasionally the words find an audience, and that's a cool thing. 

Comments like these are gratifying and humbling because I know without equivocation that the words don't really belong to me.


Leadership Re:Vision - reviews are starting

One of the coolest things about publishing a book is the ability a writer has to share with people without being in the same room. It's a good feeling to know that the words you wrote are making a difference.

The reviews are starting to come in on Leadership Re:Vision.



New Blog/Website coming

I have been on a steep learning for the last week, working on a next level Internet presence for the web applications that support my consulting practice. I want a more cohesive web presence, everything in one place. I also wanted something I could update frequently without having to wait for a designer or code writer to fit me in to their schedule. 

Wordpress made the most sense. My web hosting service HawkHost includes Wordpress in their service and that cinched the deal. Just a few clicks and I was ready to start learning. My initial trial ended in dismal failure. Wordpress is easy to use ONCE you understand some basics. So, a visit to Barnes & Noble uncovered Scott McNulty's Building a WordPress Blog People Want to Read - and I was off to the race track.

I like WP because although the entire site is a blog, I can set some "permanent" pages that act like pages in a standard website. So my Internet presence is interactive (the blog) and informative (the pages) all in the same place. 

The site is almost ready for general public consumption, so I'm doing a bit of a soft launch to readers of this - soon to be moth-balled - Google blog. I would be grateful for any comments or ideas you'd want to pass along. And ask that you not spread the URL around because it's just a beta at the moment.

By the way - Leadership RE:Vision continues to stay active at Amazon. It has been on the Top 100 leadership list for more than a week and in the Top 30 for a couple of those days.


Leadership Re:Vision - price reduction

Hmm - not sure how they decide, but the discount on Leadership Re:Vision at Amazon just went from 15% to 20%. 

It's been in the Top 100 since Monday and in the Top 30 a couple of time (Leadership titles). Friday was an off day, but I'm thinking the weekend should be pretty good.

I had another interview today, on WORDfm in Pittsburgh. I must be some sort of a jinx, because the regular host was again out with the flu. No worries the guest host pair of Sam & Susan were engaging and asked good questions.

Next week, we should start to see some action at retail as more stores receive product and demand begins to grow.

Someone suggested study questions, so they are being posted, as I have time, on my Facebook fan page.

Hello Pittsburgh - Leadership Re:Vision update

I am prepping for a radio interview this afternoon with John Hall on WORD in Pittsburgh. Tune in around 5:10 EST.

He'll probably ask me something about the Superbowl and any leadership lessons I might share based on my observations. My reply will be something about making sure everyone understands where you want the team to go. If folks in your organization are not crystal clear in the mission, you will have trouble taking them to the finish line.

Leadership Re:Vision has been in the TOP 100 all week for Amazon's leadership titles. Nice.


Good News/Bad News - from my cat's perspective

My name is FROSTY -

I am the large, all white, neutered male cat who allows Jim and his family to sleep in my house.

This morning Jim put me in the travel carrier and we went on a car ride. "Jim, I don't care for car rides," I told him in my most pathetic voice, but all he did was stick his finger through the holes and tell me it was "going to be OK."

Does he think I'm an idiot? Riding in the travel carrier is NEVER a good thing.

Sure enough, within minutes we were at the place where dogs and birds and horses and all the other dumb animals come to watch us cats tell the doctor how to treat their patients. The place smells like, well, I don't know what it smells like - it just smells.

"Well, let's see what we have here," says the girl in a purple uniform. Doesn't she know a cat from a dog? "What do we have here?" We have a CAT, you twit.

She sticks a cold hard thing in my bottom and looks at my teeth then carries me into another room to see how much I weigh. All this time I am thinking Jim will come to his senses and take me home, but he just smiles and repeats that insipid, "It'll be OK" crap.

Finally, the doctor comes in and I know we're going to get somewhere. He's going to ask me for advice on how to treat some poor sick rabbit or - whoaaaaaaa - "what's that?"

I am flipped upside down with my legs in the air and my privates exposed to everyone, including the twit who doesn't know a cat from a teddy bear. The doctor is sticking a pokey thing in my tummy and drawing out some of me pee. "Yikes - that HURTS."

The embarrassment was worse than the discomfort, but it's over soon and I am alone with Jim in the room. He lets me just sit on his lap and I start to calm down. The doctor comes back and I hear him say, "Well it isn't an infection. So it might be . . ."

Bottom line - and this is the GOOD news - They are switching me to all soft food. A special diet that's supposed to clear out my bladder and urinary tract. Canned food every day !! It's like Christmas, Easter and Thanksgiving TWENTY-FOUR-SEVEN.

If a cat has to ride in a travel carrier to the vet and have his privates exposed for a few minutes to get soft food every day I say it's worth it, don't you?