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If at First You Don’t Succeed. . .

We have heard this saying since we were small children, “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try, try again.”  In fact this saying was popularized by William Edward Hickson, a philanthropist, who focused on elementary education in British, Dutch and German schools.  According to the Oxford’s Dictionary of Quotations, the full “proverb” is: ‘Tis … Continue reading

Five Keys From Washington’s Victory

George Washington and his Continental Army had suffered several defeats or had cut and run instead of fighting and likely losing again.  They had suffered defeats near Boston and New York.  To make matters worse, morale had hit an all time low and in December of 1776, the entire army could opt out or re-enlist … Continue reading

Overcoming Failure

I was recently impressed while reading 1776, by David McCullough.  The author describes General George Washington in leading one of the early battles for freedom from the British Empire, as a failure. “The Battle of Brooklyn – the Battle of Long Island as it would be later known – had been a fiasco.  Washington had … Continue reading

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