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Interesting the ways laws intersect with changes in technology. Should you own the programs that provide the operating framework for your vehicle? How does tweaking software differ from adding a turbocharger or boring out your engine to a greater size?
It’s official: John Deere and General Motors want to eviscerate the notion of ownership.
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90 minutes by train between Dallas and Houston? I'm interested!

What about you? 
The Texas Central Railway is a private, for-profit enterprise that seeks no tax money, but some legislators in Austin are trying to kill it.
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Interesting article from the view of one who doesn't naturally enjoy networking. Great insights and ideas. 
Here's what happened when I stepped out of my shell in an attempt to become a better connector.
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This is a fascinating idea about the impact that video games have on the tenacity and creative skills of entrepreneurs.  Does gaming experience have a place in your business?  Do you know entrepreneurs who exemplify this concept?  This would be a great research topic for a Ph.D. student!
When I was younger, I used to play a lot of videogames. I’d play them all the time—after school, after dinner, on the weekends. Sometimes I even woke up early, so that I could play them before I left for school. Looking back at it now, I realize that I learned quite a bit from my videogame playing days.A lot of the games I used to play were extremely difficult. Whether I was a ninja, or a marine, or a superhero, I was constantly being tasked with...
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Great idea!  How could this work in your business?  How would you suggest the Chamber put something like this to work?
 
Pay it forward catches on at a Philly pizza place. How might you put this idea to work on your business? 
Mason Wartman abandoned his life on Wall Street to start a pizza shop. Everything was normal until a customer gave Mason an idea that's garnered national...
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Interesting update on Love Field competition between Southwest Airlines and Virgin America. Virgin is the new entry, trying to build share against the behemoth that is Southwest.

Great news for Dallas? Better fares, significantly bettered range of destination options, price competition; cons? Parking can be scarce at times.
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+Bruce Bradford I hear ya.  I've traveled Southwest since they started..solid company and great social media management.
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This article piqued my interest as it centers on conversations I've had recently with mentees who sometimes find it challenging to accept "good enough" in whatever they are doing, and then move on to next steps in the process.

Example: I mentor three young entrepreneurs who have a clear vision and passion toward starting a great new non-profit, but the need to get the IRS application, and their website, and their mission statement, etc., all perfect has, so far, stifled their moving forward.

In recent days I've spent time with other entrepreneurs hitting a similar roadblock that has limited their forward progress.

In every case, I've challenged then to step away from the comfort of seeking perfection, on a matter that isn't mission critical, and move forward before they get to perfect. I hope that they are able to embrace good enough and move more quickly toward success!
How settling can make people happier and more satisfied than gunning for "the best"
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2015 is off to a great start, rain-wise, but water will remain a critical component of our continued growth as a region.

Do you think we are doing enough water resource planning and infrastructure work for the decades ahead?
Seawater isn’t the whole answer to Texas’ future water needs, but it’s a big part, he says.
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We all want to be more successful, right? Insights from Harvard research:
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It's always interesting to consider the views from looking through differing lenses. What are your thoughts about the idea of a skybridge at Preston Center?
From where I sit, it's a band-aid. Skybridges smack of the yesteryear of urban planning. But as a temporary solution to a pedestrian and parking problem, this isn't so bad.
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It would give the area a fresher look.
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Interesting update on Love Field competition between Southwest Airlines and Virgin America. Virgin is the new entry, trying to build share against the behemoth that is Southwest.

Great news for Dallas? Better fares, significantly bettered range of destination options, price competition; cons? Parking can be scarce at times.
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North Dallas Chamber of Commerce president & CEO since 2011, 30 years as a commercial banking executive and manager prior to that.  I personally enjoy working with entrepreneurial businesses on matters related to their capital structure, banking relationships, marketing, accountability, corporate culture, and governance, and love the challenges afforded me as a chamber executive in working to leave a legacy of leadership on issues critical to our region's continued success - water, education, transportation all high on that list.

I served as board chair for The Concilio in 2011, and now serve on the board of the Woodrow Wilson High School Community Foundation as well as on the Corporate Friends of the Library committee.  

Deanna and I are empty-nesters (not counting our two 75 pound boxers!), and we love to travel to Santa Fe and the Caribbean, and you will often find us riding together on our Co-Motion tandem bicycle at local bike events, and camping in our CampLite travel trailer.

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Married to my best friend for over 30 years, we are blessed with two amazing daughters and two (sometimes!) amazing boxer dogs - ask about any or all of these, and I can go on for hours...
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I have focused on enhancing entrepreneurial success throughout my career. Commercial banking, board roles, consulting, and now, the North Dallas Chamber of Commerce, have been my platforms for offering that help. I am a mentor, coach, consultant and connector, as well as your source for voiceover solutions. How may I help you?
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    President & CEO, 2011 - present
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In Search of Darkness: An Interview with Paul Bogard - Venue
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Across the United States, natural darkness is an endangered resource. East of the Mississippi, it is already extinct; even in the West, nigh

This 1930s social proof strategy built a $400m empire (examples)
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Social proof has been an effective persuasion principle for a long time, and its use in advertising is filled with examples of success throu

Steve Love on Hospital Protocol
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Drones in Hollywood: What Industry Is Next?
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Creole breakfast was far too sweet, and the crawfish were tough/chewy and tasteless. Try something else.
Public - 5 months ago
reviewed 5 months ago
I'm a big fan! Great variety of delicious dishes, with lots of great sweets to choose from for dessert. My favorite? Breakfast panini (eggs over easy) add sliced jalapenos... yum!
Public - 11 months ago
reviewed 11 months ago
Huge dent on passenger side of Toyota Tundra doublecab after getting too close to the fence. I expected to see most evidence of dent eliminated. Instead - you cannot tell there was ever a dent at all! Some small scratches, yes, but NO DENT! Awesome work by Phil. Thank you so much!
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Yum! Yum! Yum! We try to visit Emporium Pies every time we are in Oak Cliff. They make delicious fare! I most recently enjoyed a buttermilk chess pie, while others lavished praise on their pumpkin, chocolate and pecan pie siblings. GO!
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