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Saipan Tribune Archives


My articles have been appearing weekly in the Saipan Tribune newspaper. Here is a growing archive of THE SAIPANPRENEUR PROJECT, a column by Walt Goodridge designed to encourage entrepreneurial activity on the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands (CNMI) (all articles will open in a new window)


• Tribune Article #1- April 12, 2006: Introduction


• Tribune Article #2- April 19, 2006: Cinta & Gus Kaipat-Olomwaay


• Tribune Article #3- April 27, 2006: The Great Sheep Uprising


• Tribune Article #4- May 4, 2006: Timothy & Adelia San Nicolas-DAOK oil


• Tribune Article #5- May 10, 2006: The Language of Success


• Tribune Article #6- May 17, 2006: Entrepreneurophobia Part 1


• Tribune Article #7- May 24, 2006: Entrepreneurophobia Part 2


• Tribune Article #8- May 31, 2006: What's My Passion?


• Tribune Article #9- June 7, 2006: Saipanpreneur of the Week: Willie Brundidge


• Tribune Article #10- June 14, 2006: God, Money & Me


• Tribune Article #11- June 21, 2006: Within the Context of Commitment


• Tribune Article #12- June 28, 2006: Your Health=Your Wealth


• Tribune Article #13- July 13, 2006: Your Wow Factor


• Tribune Article #14- July 19, 2006: A Race Where Quitters Win


• Tribune Article #15- July 26, 2006: Profit in Paradise-Part I


• Tribune Article #16- August 2, 2006: Profit in Paradise-Part II The 10 Commandments of Paradise


• Tribune Article #17- August 16, 2006: Change The Game


• Tribune Article #18- August 23, 2006: Someone Stole My Fruit


• Tribune Article #19- August 30, 2006: Setting Your Price


• Tribune Article #20- Sept 13, 2006: 100 Steps 1-10


• Tribune Article #21- Sept 20, 2006: 100 Steps 11-20


• Tribune Article #22- Sept 27, 2006: Saipanpreneur Irene Lomosad


• Tribune Article #23- Oct 4, 2006: 100 Steps 21-30


• Tribune Article #24- Oct 11, 2006: The Secret Formula for Everything


• Tribune Article #25- Oct 18, 2006: Saipan economic forecast: Brainstorms ahead


• Tribune Article #26- Oct 25, 2006: Saipanpreneurs of the Week: Victor and Linda Balian


• Tribune Article #27- Nov 1, 2006: 100 Steps--31-34


• Tribune Article #28- Nov 8, 2006: 100 Steps--35-37


• Tribune Article #29- Nov 22, 2006: Tell Me How to Picture You


• Tribune Article #30- Nov 29, 2006: It's About Time


• Tribune Article #31- Dec 6, 2006: Saipanpreneur Profile: Angelo Villagomez


• Tribune Article #32- Dec 13, 2006: The Only Real Question


• Tribune Article #33- Dec 20, 2006: Setting and achieving your new year's goals


• Tribune Article #34- Dec 27, 2006: Emergency


• Tribune Article #35- Jan 3, 2007: A Change is Gonna Come


• Tribune Article #36- Jan 10, 2007: Blog Your Way To Better Times


• Tribune Article #37- Jan 17, 2007: 100 Steps 38-42


• Tribune Article #38- Jan 24, 2007: 100 Steps 43-45


• Tribune Article #39- Jan 31, 2007: Letter to Jerry


• Tribune Article #40- Feb 7, 2007: 100 Steps 46-50


• Tribune Article #41- Feb 14, 2007: The Power of the Penny


• Tribune Article #42- Feb 21, 2007: Danger!


• Tribune Article #43- Feb 28, 2007: The Path of Least Hurdles


• Tribune Article #44- Mar 7, 2007: Anatomy of a Business Plan


• Tribune Article #45- Mar 14, 2007: Anatomy of a business plan: Section II. Company Description


• Tribune Article #46- Mar 21, 2007: Saipanpreneur Profile: Mérchant of Venison


• Tribune Article #47- Mar 28, 2007: Playing The Wrong Game


• Tribune Article #48- Apr 4, 2007: You Don't Need Money


• Tribune Article #50- Apr 18, 2007: Saipanpreneur Profile: Dan Shor & Ben Salas


• Tribune Article #51- Apr 25, 2007: Selling Survival


• Tribune Article #52- May 2, 2007: Branding a Nation III: The Master Plan Revealed


• Tribune Article #53- May 9, 2007: The Opportunity for Victory


• Tribune Article #54- May 16, 2007: I am The Gift of your Wish


• Tribune Article #55- May 23, 2007: Once Upon a Time: Chamolino and the Adept


• Tribune Article #56- May 30, 2007: Chamolino and the Adept 2


• Tribune Article #57- June 6, 2007: The New Saipan Part 1 & 2


• Tribune Article #58- June 13, 2007: The New Saipan Part 3-What Price Progress?


• Tribune Article #59- June 20, 2007: The New Saipan-What Matters Most


• Tribune Article #60- June 27, 2007: The New Saipan--The Four Initiatives


• Tribune Article #61- July 4, 2007: Saipanpreneur Profile--Ian Mayne


• Tribune Article #62- July 11, 2007: Imagine


• Tribune Article #63- July 18, 2007: If You Were Governor


• Tribune Article #64- July 25, 2007: In Search of Assets


• Tribune Article #65- August 1, 2007: Asset Allocation


• Tribune Article #66- August 8, 2007: How to Be an Effective Coach


• Tribune Article #67- August 15, 2007: And Nothing Fell From the Sky


• Tribune Article #68- August 22, 2007: Profit Purloined and the Anguish of Being Bad


• Tribune Article #69- August 29, 2007: Why I Trust You


• Tribune Article #70- September 5, 2007: Goal-Achieving Part 2--Run Towards the Fear


• Tribune Article #71- September 12, 2007: The Mindset for Change


• Tribune Article #72- September 19, 2007: Practical Responses to a Changing Economy


• Tribune Article #73- September 26, 2007: Candidates for Industry


• Tribune Article #74- October 3, 2007: Is the Message Getting Through?


• Tribune Article #75- October 10, 2007: Walt's Message to the Students


• Tribune Article #76- October 17, 2007: Like Others Before You


• Tribune Article #77- October 24, 2007: Pillars of Prosperity and the Perfect Storm


• Tribune Article #78- October 31, 2007: Health Pillar of Prosperity


• Tribune Article #79- November 7, 2007: Health Pillar of Prosperity Part II


• Tribune Article #80- November 14, 2007: The Ascendancy of Hope


• Tribune Article #81- November 21, 2007: Restless


• Tribune Article #82- November 28, 2007: The Paradox of Change


• Tribune Article #83- December 5, 2007: The Paradox of Change,Part 2


• Tribune Article #84- December 12, 2007: The Handwriting on the Wall


• Tribune Article #85- December 19, 2007: How to Manage Your Time and Be Productive


• Tribune Article #86- December 26, 2007: Permission and Power, The Greatest Gift


• Tribune Article #87- January 2, 2008: In Search of the Invisible Game


• Tribune Article #88- January 9, 2008: How to Handle the Doubts


• Tribune Article #89- January 16, 2008: Don't Let Them Change You


• Tribune Article #90- January 23, 2008: A word of encouragement for Saipanpreneurs


• Tribune Article #91- January 30, 2008: New York. The Good, the Bad, the Unnecessary Roughness


• Tribune Article #92- February 6, 2008: Reality Reconstruction: Are You Ready?


• Tribune Article #93- February 13, 2008: Interview with a Passion Prophet


• Tribune Article #94- February 20, 2008: Selling with Passion: The Code Cracker


• Tribune Article #95- February 27, 2008: More of the 100 Steps: 51-55


• Tribune Article #96- March 5, 2008: Parallel Universe


• Tribune Article #97- March 12, 2008: Saipan Living


• Tribune Article #98- March 19, 2008: How Do I Protect My Ideas


• Tribune Article #99- March 26, 2008: Anatomy of an Idea


• Tribune Article #100- April 2, 2008: Enter the Saipanpreneur Zone, Part 1


• Tribune Article #101- April 9, 2008: Understanding the Game in 2 Easy Lessons


• Tribune Article #102- April 16, 2008: When the Lights Go Out


• Tribune Article #103- April 23, 2008: It's About Time


• Tribune Article #104- April 30, 2008: Unique Ways to Make Money


• Tribune Article #105- May 7, 2008: Saipanpreneur Profile: Daniel D. and Remy Babauta


• Tribune Article #106- May 14, 2008: 101 Business Ideas for the Saipanpreneur


• Tribune Article #107- May 21, 2008: More 101 Business Ideas for the Saipanpreneur


• Tribune Article #108- May 28, 2008: Saipanpreneur Profile: The InkBox


• Tribune Article #109- June 4, 2008: The Need to Be Right


• Tribune Article #110- June 11, 2008: Malunggay! Moringa! The People's Power Plant


• Tribune Article #111- June 18, 2008: Boom Times and the Trade School Connection


• Tribune Article #112- June 25, 2008: 10 Things We Need


• Tribune Article #113- July 2, 2008: The Art of Waste Management


• Tribune Article #114- July 9, 2008: Dating Advice from a Business Consultant


• Tribune Article #115- July 16, 2008: RotaPreneur Profile: Charlie Atalig’s CNMISPACE.com!


• Tribune Article #116- July 23, 2008: Bound to Be


• Tribune Article #117- July 30, 2008: Dealing with 'the thing': A prelude to change


• Tribune Article #118- August 6, 2008: Flatland


• Tribune Article #119- August 13, 2008: Suspended Animation


• Tribune Article #120- August 20, 2008: Top 10 Reasons for Not Following Your Passion


• Tribune Article #121- August 27, 2008: Fixing Birds


• Tribune Article #122- September 3, 2008: On the Need to Stay Focused


• Tribune Article #123- September 10, 2008:: Why Not?


• Tribune Article #124- September 17, 2008: In Preparation for the Future


• Tribune Article #125- September 24, 2008: Things Seen Disappear


• Tribune Article #126- October 1, 2008: In Defense of the Art of Wow


• Tribune Article #127- October 8, 2008: Fear of Falling


• Tribune Article #128- October 15, 2008: What Happens Next?


• Tribune Article #129- October 22, 2008: Subliminal Persuasion


• Tribune Article #130- October 29, 2008: Drama called Life


• Tribune Article #131- November 5, 2008: Saipanpreneur Profile: Ashley Moffatt-Uys; Fu Dogs and Qi


• Tribune Article #132- November 12, 2008: Snapshots from an Alternate Future


• Tribune Article #133- November 19, 2008: Obamanomics 101


• Tribune Article #134- November 26, 2008: Rise and Fall in the Land of Change


• Tribune Article #135- December 3, 2008: Discussions from the Fringe


• Tribune Article #136- December 10, 2008: A School Where Passion Rules


• Tribune Article #137- December 17, 2008: Conversation #6: The One Hindrance to Perfect Health


• Tribune Article #138- December 24, 2008: The Case for Self-Publishing, Walt’s Way


• Tribune Article #139- December 31, 2008: Count me among the Agents of Change


• Tribune Article #140- January 7, 2009: How to Choose Your Life's Philosophy


• Tribune Article #141- January 14, 2009: The Last Garment Factory is Closing!


• Tribune Article #142- January 21, 2009: Let's Look on the Bright Side


• Tribune Article #143- January 28, 2009: Turn Your Panic into Profit


• Tribune Article #144- February 4, 2009: Words for Rashaa


• Tribune Article #145- February 11, 2009: Towards a Life Transparent


• Tribune Article #146- February 18, 2009: SaveSaipan.com!


• Tribune Article #147- February 25, 2009: The Truth About Saipan


• Tribune Article #148- March 4, 2009: Perhaps One Day You’ll Write Your Story


• Tribune Article #149- March 11, 2009: Conversation #2: The Body is Coded to Heal


• Tribune Article #150- March 18, 2009: The Law of Obligation


• Tribune Article #151- March 25, 2009: Future Saipanpreneur in New York: Massoud Maduqu


• Tribune Article #152- April 1, 2009: How Can I Help?


• Tribune Article #153- April 8, 2009: Reverse, then make a right


• Tribune Article #154- April 15, 2009: Saipanpreneur Profile: The e-Center!


• Tribune Article #155- April 22, 2009: Quandary


• Tribune Article #156- April 29, 2009: Jamaican Saipanpreneur In China


• Tribune Article #157- May 6, 2009: The Easier Game


• Tribune Article #158- May 13, 2009: The Second Power


• Tribune Article #159- May 20, 2009: As Bad as Things May Seem


• Tribune Article #160- May 27, 2009: Why Isn't My Website Making Money?


• Tribune Article #161- June 3, 2009: Taken to Its Illogical Extreme


• Tribune Article #162- June 10, 2009: Book (p)review: The New Passion Profit Paradigm (a strategy for survival)


• Tribune Article #163- June 17, 2009: Gilligan’s Island and the Mystery of the Immediate Need


• Tribune Article #164- June 24, 2009: The Art of Public Speaking


• Tribune Article #165- July 1, 2009: So, You're Thinking of Writing a Book?


• Tribune Article #166- July 8, 2009: Sabalu-preneur: Sol Consuelo Cabrera-San Nicholas


• Tribune Article #167- July 15, 2009: Switchboard


• Tribune Article #168- July 22, 2009: The Universe is Perfect, Part 1


• Tribune Article #169- July 29, 2009: The Universe is Perfect, Part 2


• Tribune Article #170- August 5, 2009: My To Know List


• Tribune Article #171- August 12, 2009: So, What Do You Do? By Any Other Name


• Tribune Article #172- August 19, 2009: Saipanpreneur Profile: Carol, Anna & Rose of Canton Restaurant. The 25-year Chan Dynasty


• Tribune Article #173- August 26, 2009: Without a Clear Objective


• Tribune Article #174- Sept 2, 2009: More Dating Advice from a Business Consultant


• Tribune Article #175- Sept 9, 2009: The Load Test


• Tribune Article #176- Sept 16, 2009: Doing Business on Saipan? Frequently Asked Questions


• Tribune Article #177- Sept 23, 2009: Saipanpreneur Profile: Chang, Yoon Suk of "D System" Interior Design and Realty


• Tribune Article #178- Sept 30, 2009: How to Stay Positive all the Time


• Tribune Article #179- Oct 7, 2009: Precisely then, my friend. Precisely then.


• Tribune Article #180- Oct 14, 2009: How to Stay Positive All the Time…in Business


• Tribune Article #181- Oct 21, 2009: The Burden of Things


• Tribune Article #182- Oct 28, 2009: Butterflies Do Fly


• Tribune Article #183- Nov 4, 2009: How to Stay Positive All the Time During Federalization


• Tribune Article #184- Nov 11, 2009: Doing Business on Saipan: A few more things to Know


• Tribune Article #185- Nov 18, 2009: Asap Ogumoro and the case for taro


• Tribune Article #186- Nov 25, 2009: In Memory Of


• Tribune Article #187- December 2, 2009: Of business ethics and moral compasses


• Tribune Article #188- December 10, 2009: 'What did he just say?'


• Tribune Article #189- December 16, 2009: The Harder the Battle


• Tribune Article #190- December 23, 2009: Random Lessons I've Learned This Week


• Tribune Article #191- December 30, 2009: Saipanpreneur Profile: Rabby Syed


• Tribune Article #192- January 6, 2009: 'Same thing we do every night, Pinky, try to FREE the world!'


• Tribune Article #193- January 13, 2010: Just Because I Am


• Tribune Article #194- January 20, 2010: Be true to yourself: Career day advice for students at Marianas High School


• Tribune Article #195- January 27, 2010: The Fire and the Hammer (Imagine How it Feels)


• Tribune Article #196- February 3, 2010: Beyond the leaf


• Tribune Article #197- February 10, 2010: The invisible game


• Tribune Article #198- February 17, 2010: The invisible game, 2nd half!


• Tribune Article #199- February 24, 2010: Just spell my name right! The World is listening


• Tribune Article #200- March 3, 2010: The silent fall of fences and walls


• Tribune Article #201- March 10, 2010: Moving with a different crowd


• Tribune Article #202- March 17, 2010: Connie Torres of Delacruz Pastry: Home of the original Apigigi


• Tribune Article #203- March 24, 2010: Hear ye the case for Createspace


• Tribune Article #204- March 31, 2010: The Customer Service 101 talk: 'Trust me, you're losing sales!'


• Tribune Article #205- April 7, 2010: Give it to yourself


• Tribune Article #206- April 14, 2010: Tales from the Walt Vault: The funny things that customers do #1


• Tribune Article #207- April 21, 2010: Natural drag and the art of flying high


• Tribune Article #208- April 28, 2010: Flipping stones


• Tribune Article #209- May 5, 2010: The Customer Service 101 Talk No. 2: 'Make them feel special'


• Tribune Article #210- May 12, 2010: Selling to the soul


• Tribune Article #211- May 19, 2010: Solving for happiness 1:


• Tribune Article #212- May 26, 2010: Solving for happiness 2: Applying the key


• Tribune Article #213- June 2, 2010: Conversation with a tourist!


• Tribune Article #214- June 9, 2010: What do you want? 7 e-mails. 7 ideas.


• Tribune Article #215- June 16, 2010: The funny things that customers do No. 2


• Tribune Article #216- June 23, 2010: The Funny Things That Customers Do No. 3


• Tribune Article #217- June 30, 2010: Yes, there are even MORE Jamaicans on Saipan!


• Tribune Article #218- July 7, 2010: The mango that saved the world!


• Tribune Article #219- July 14, 2010: What's the purpose of news?


• Tribune Article #219A- July 16, 2010: When Spinning Wheels Touch Ground


• Tribune Article #220- July 21, 2010: I enjoyed your recent verification massage!


• Tribune Article #221- July 29, 2010: The Power of Clarity


• Tribune Article #222- Aug 4, 2010: The power of visualization


• Tribune Article #223- Aug 11, 2010: The power of acceptance


• Tribune Article #224- Aug 18, 2010: The power of focus


• Tribune Article #225- Aug 25, 2010: Saipanpreneur Profile: Riza Oledan-Ramos


• Tribune Article #226- Sept 1, 2010: The power of intuition


• Tribune Article #227- Sept 8, 2010: The power of action and manifestation


• Tribune Article #228- Sept 15, 2010: Out of order


• Tribune Article #229- Sept 23, 2010: In your master's voice


• Tribune Article #230- Sept 29, 2010: The value of an education


• Tribune Article #231- Oct 7, 2010: How to be a better writer


• Tribune Article #232- Oct 13, 2010: The worst that can happen


• Tribune Article #233- Oct 21, 2010: Of purpose and pain, and of butterflies, too


• Tribune Article #234- Oct 27, 2010: Poverty and prosperity


• Tribune Article #235- Oct 28, 2010: Poverty and prosperity Part 2
• Tribune Article #236- Nov 3, 2010: My position on profit, part 1


• Tribune Article #237- Nov 10, 2010: My position on profit 2: The passion prosperity reconcile


• Tribune Article #238- Nov 17, 2010: Great intentions


• Tribune Article #239- Nov 24, 2010: The Greedy Innkeeper


• Tribune Article #240- Dec 1, 2010: In the comfort of our own creations


• Tribune Article #241- Dec 9, 2010: What If?


• Tribune Article #242- Dec 15, 2010: Website credibility. Website sales


• Tribune Article #243- Dec 22, 2010: The Linear-Minded Innkeeper


• Tribune Article #244- Dec 29, 2010: The Tao of Shawshank


• Tribune Article #245- Jan 28, 2014: 90-year-old Battle of Saipan Naval Veteran Returns to Saipan after 71 Years for WWII Pilgrimage


• Tribune Article #246- Feb 8, 2014: The Reluctant Hero: an open letter to Lloyd Glick

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