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Book Review: "Hot, Flat, and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution -- And How It Can Renew America" by Thomas L. Friedman


Wow -- this book was a figurative and literal B E A T I...

Book Review: "Bringing Down the House: The Inside Story of Six MIT Students Who Took Vegas for Millions" by Ben Mezrich


Bringing Down the House led to 21 with Kevin Spacey. I have not seen...

White Paper: When Re-Organizing, Consider These Elements


Given the amount of change occurring around us, I have noticed a marked 'uptick&...

Thanksgiving 2008


For too many years, I entered Thanksgiving with a TON of work to be done...

The Jonestown Tragedy: A Cautionary Tale Reminding Us of the Importance of Dissension


Last night, my wife and I watched "Jonestown: The Life & Death of Peoples...

Differentiating 'Strategy' from 'Business as Usual'


Periodically, someone will ask for an example to illustrate the difference between how strategists ...

199 Great Quotes


I love great quotes, just love 'em.

Knowing that I save so many, people...

A Perspective on Money & Wealth During These Troubled Times


The summer I turned twelve, my parents dragged me and my big sister to our...

Perspective: What it REALLY Means to Struggle & Overcome & Love Like There's No Tomorrow


By way of encouragement, may this lift you up today.

And tomorrow.

And beyond.

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Leading Oneself in Tumultuous Times


In the past month, with increasing frequency, a number of people have asked, "What...

Investing in the High Performers, Too


Wow, these are tough times. What a rough week...

In the past few days,...

Wisdom from Lou Romero -- for ANY Leader...


Some of you 'may' remember my comments from 10/24/2008 regarding my...