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5 Ways to be Unconventional & Win – Life Hacks for Vision Masters #4

By Robert Steven Kramarz / April 8, 2019

Being conventional produces conventional results. If you are following a recipe to cook your dinner, being conventional is a good idea. Do what the recipe says, get the familiar result that your palate expects. But conventionality in the world of growing innovative young companies is a dangerous habit to develop. In fact, following convention may […]

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Get Spanxed & Win – Profiles in Vision Mastery #4

By Robert Steven Kramarz / March 29, 2019

Victor Hugo famously wrote that “nothing is more powerful than an idea whose time has come.” But what if the idea is yours. How do you know when it’s time has come? Where do you look for proof? Do you wait to go to market until the world agrees with you until your idea is […]

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How Champions are Made – Life Hacks for Vision Masters #3

By Robert Steven Kramarz / March 25, 2019

You’ve doubtless heard of the old saying that a team is only as good as its weakest link. “I won the championship by myself”, said no one ever. I was thinking about that this week as the NCAA basketball tournament kicked off with 64 men’s teams as well as 64 women teams battling for national […]

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Melinda Richter

A Shaker and Mover You Never Heard of: How to get on the “Richter” Scale

By Robert Steven Kramarz / March 19, 2019

Melinda Richter may take no for an answer sometimes, but you’d better have a good reason. Ms. Richter heads Johnson & Johnson Innovation Labs (JLABS) a unique incubator for medical technology startups that provides “large company” resources, including funding, to boost the success rate of fledgling companies. JLABS boasts an incredible 80% success rate — […]

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Be An Action Hero – Vision Mastery: 5 Disciplines and 3 Steps

By Robert Steven Kramarz / March 13, 2019

Hack #2 in our series – 5 Disciplines and 3 Steps to Vision Mastery   Life would be simple (maybe) if we were all Lara Croft or James Bond. We’d know the correct temperature for chilling fine champagne. We’d know the caliber and spin rate of every handgun. We’d always win at cards. We’d always […]

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Vision Master or Entertainment Master or Both?

By Robert Steven Kramarz / March 4, 2019

  Suppose you’re a girl of African ancestry born in the deep South in the 1950s. Your family is poor and rural. You’re the daughter of an unmarried teenage mother.  Shortly after your birth, your parents split up.  You live with your grandmother, then your mom, then your dad. As a young woman, you’re repeatedly […]

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Life Hacks for Vision Master CEOs, Presidents and Founders #1: Pursue Excellence or Passion?

By Robert Steven Kramarz / February 22, 2019

Life Hack categories we will explore: Personal Career Leadership —————————– For a long time now conventional wisdom has advised that in matters of career choice one should pursue what enjoys doing most. The idea is that 1) work won’t seem quite so much like work if you’re doing what you enjoy most, and 2) you’ll […]

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Judy and the Yellow Brick Road: A Superstar “Vision Master” You Never Heard Of

By Robert Steven Kramarz / February 16, 2019

Verona is a small town nestled among the low hills and verdant farms of south-central Wisconsin. It’s an unlikely place for one of the largest technology companies in the U.S. to call home. Yet, there among the green fields sprawls the 1,000-acre self-named “Intergalactic Headquarters” of Epic Systems. Nearly as many people work at Epic […]

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The Key to Successful Relationships with Investors

By Robert Steven Kramarz / February 13, 2019

One evening recently I received an urgent call from a client. “We need your help, Rob,” the client’s anxious voice said. I asked what the problem was. “We have two investors, each offering a different type of deal and we can’t decide which to go with.” Now, I realize that this qualifies as one of […]

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5 Essential Moves in Your Business Playbook by Intelliversity

The Science of Vision Mastery: 5 Essential Moves in Your Business Playbook (Part I)

By Robert Steven Kramarz / January 30, 2019

Hello Vision Masters! I trust you were inspired by my call to arms in my last post. If so, you may have been thinking “ok I’m ready to roll”, but just what is it that top Vision Masters do on a daily basis to produce success?” Hang on. We’ll cover the 5 Essential Moves in Your […]

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