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Work in order to Live or Live only to Work

One evening when I was attending college in the mid-west I was out photographing distant barns, silos, trees, gently waving rows of corn stalks, etc. on the skyline silhouetted by the great red orb of the sun slowly dropping below the horizon. It was a glorious sight, and I think I got some nice shots. ...


Mommy Wars

Palo Alto Software CEO Sabrina Parsons is quoted today in a story in USA today on Working Moms: Those who do work say they often must confront attitudes from co-workers who may question their decision to leave children in child care or with a nanny. That’s what happened to Sabrina Parsons, CEO of Palo Alto...


Being Your Own Boss

The “being your own boss” myth still comes up a lot. I try to pop that bubble whenever I can. Sabrina Parsons says it today in her post at MommyCEO: The business is your boss. You live breathe, eat your business 24 hours a day. Your children know exactly what you do, and at a...


Have You Defined Success?

A good reminder on the bplans blog: as you get going in your startup, doing the thinking, and doing the planning, take a time out to establish your definition of success. Massive unmitigated wealth? An independent life style? Doing what you love and getting paid for it? There are many different measures. Do you care...


Women, Business, and the Plan

Tim Berry writes in his blog about the fact that when Palo Alto Software surveys customers, we get results that indicate that more the 2 times the number of men than women buy Business Plan Pro. Why? And does this really mean that twice the number of men as women write business plans? I have...


Work/Life Balance- the ever pressing dilemma

I just wrote a post on MommyCEO, my personal blog, that discusses work, life and whether we can force work to accommodate life and still have successful companies and successful careers. Check it out! And also read Penelope Trunk’s blog post about MBAs and women. Sabrina Mommy CEO


What does Success Mean?

This morning I read two different blog posts about defining success. One was on Inc.com’s Great Entrepreneurial Minds written by a woman who had just attended the Inc 500 conference in Chicago. She was surprised to find out that in a group of fellow successful entrepreneurs, none of them thought they had “made it” yet....


But mommy, the cupcake was so good!

I had an interesting interaction with my 3-year old over the weekend that reminded me that most of us are faced with whether to be naughty or nice throughout our entire lives. Sometimes its just worth being naughty — even considering the consequences. Sunday my youngest turned 1, and we had a birthday party for...


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