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Hide And Seek

February 1, 2016

The surest way for me to get anyone to read the things I write is to begin a story with: “OK, this is going to be a little personal…” or some variation of that.

The Need For Boundaries

January 6, 2016

I have always been a pretty shy person. Less so today than most of my life, but still more than I probably should be and more than most people realize.

Change Isn't Hard. Changing Is.

December 30, 2015

Nearly all change is for the better. There are exceptions, of course, but for the most part when something or someone changes, the new version is almost always better than the original. If it wasn’t it probably wouldn’t have changed at all.

Have A Purpose

December 7, 2015

Of all the elements of loyalty, Purpose is the most misunderstood.

The Loyalty To Trump

December 1, 2015

After not writing for so long, I can’t believe my first blog post is about Donald Trump. I have been asked by several reporters over the past month why his followers are so loyal, so I figured it was probably time for me to add my two cents to the growing list of opinions that have already been offered.

A Subtle Difference

April 2, 2012

I’m not really a “Be Different” kind of a guy. I know it’s the popular thing these days with many experts claiming it to be the only path to success in this highly competitive, and deeply recessed global economy. “You need to be unique, special, one-of-a-kind,” they say.

Time And Money

November 22, 2011

My friend Dean is the best salesman I’ve ever known. He could sell anything and, in fact, pretty much has. Cars, Insurance, Software, Pharmaceuticals, Real Estate, you name it and Dean has sold it.

What Are They Afraid Of?

November 17, 2011

I wasn’t going to write about the recent events at Penn State University. I felt that people who are much smarter and more articulate than I am were saying and writing everything that needed to be written and said. Even if I didn’t always agree with them.

The Loyalty To Steve Jobs

October 24, 2011

On Friday, I received two emails - one from a reporter, the other from a friend - both asking the same question: “How could Steve Jobs create such a loyal following while being such an asshole most of his life?”

You Don't Speak My Language

October 13, 2011

I was at a Home Depot recently and found myself in the plumbing aisle with a pretty unhappy customer.

Prove It

October 12, 2011

My aunt Key was a die hard Democrat. For her, voting was a 30-second exercise that simply meant walking into the booth, pulling the lever on a straight Democratic ticket, and going home. There was no need to investigate candidates or read platforms. If there was a D after their name they were getting her vote.

I'm Not With Them

October 10, 2011

There is a huge difference between attracting someone to a cause and keeping them engaged.

Random Thoughts