August 23, 2018

If I filled a room with former colleagues and business partners and asked them to describe me, I’m confident no one would utter the phrase, “You mastered…” 

They may say I was “good” or even “really good” at being an environmental lawyer, commercial real estate broker,...

August 20, 2018

A very smart woman in her eighties announced she was going to write a book about her life. A life filled with riveting stories.

She witnessed the rise of anti-Semitism in her beloved home town of Alexandria, Egypt. She survived air raid bombings. At seventeen, she board...

August 19, 2018

Spending an hour or more writing an email is rare. If it’s well-written with valuable information, it should be acknowledged immediately. 

Something simple is all that’s needed. “Hey, received your email. Looks super comprehensive. Will get back to you with my thoughts....

August 16, 2018

Tech and business fascinate me. I’m not very good at either, but I love learning how big thinkers have changed the world and are shaping our future.

When I’m with a friend or client who shares my excitement about technology, our conversation inevitably leads to books an...

August 15, 2018

Imagine getting into bed at night knowing your day was perfect.

Everything important was crossed off your checklist. 

You ate well. Exercised. 

You treated everyone around you with respect and love. You listened intently and focused on their needs. 

At work, you exceeded y...

August 14, 2018

I heard a successful business leader disparage goal setting. It distracted him from doing what was most important. 

No goals?

A ridiculous comment. How can a person build anything without goals? 

A big idea gets shaped into a goal which is whittled down to a pla...

August 12, 2018

When Jody and I sold our house in December 2017, we were victims of mortgage wire fraud. Our mortgage payoff was stolen and our lender (Wells Fargo) deposited $239,000 into the criminal's account instead of our mortgage account. 

Eight months later this mess hasn't been...

August 10, 2018

The word "literally" has been cemented into today's lexicon just as "excellent" and "awesome" was a part of normal conversation when I was young.

Literally has expanded from meaning exactly, to similar. I get a kick out of how it's used.

Here's an example. 

My daughter's...

August 8, 2018

I’ve been searching for answers my entire life. 

When I was a teenager and a college student, I was interested in Hinduism, Buddhism, psychology, hypnosis, meditation, and politics. 

I pondered questions that were typical of youth and the 70s. What is reality? How do our...

August 7, 2018

When my son is my age (60), computers will be smarter than humans.

Today, we experience computers being smarter than us when calculating numbers, navigating a route in our cars, or remembering the name of an actor from a movie we saw 10 years ago.

But imagine a computer...

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