Nothing pithy or insightful, just some good old-fashioned fun.   “I can resist everything except temptation.” – Oscar Wilde “I’m sorry. If you were right, I’d agree with you.” – Robin Williams “A committee is a group that keeps minutes … READ ON >

The Devil is in the Expectations

Just a short reminder that in the business of advice and knowledge for hire, we ‘sell’ the invisible. We can never forget that in our day-to-day world, what we do is very concrete and as real as the painting on … READ ON >

A Matter of Heart

You may have seen the recent news report of the little girl with the prosthetic leg who wanted an American Girl doll to call her own. So her parents bought her one which too had a prosthetic leg just like … READ ON >

What Are You Thinking About?

I’ve been working fireside at my not-so-secret-summer-lair, Pine Lodge. I’ve been thinking. Thinking. Thinking. Thinking. I’ve been thinking deliberately, which means long and slowly. Sitting in the water on the sand bar, still and quiet and telling myself not to … READ ON >

No One Else Can Hold You Accountable

I was speaking to someone last week in Nashville, a young guy who was willing to go into debt to hire me as a personal coach to help get him to the next level. I was impressed: he was young, … READ ON >

Don’t Take Clichés Lightly

“An arm and a leg” – well known cliché I have always had the feeling the people discount clichés and ignore the truth behind them. I was thinking of some clichés today and for whatever reason, this one popped into … READ ON >

The Value of a Napkin

The picture is of Picasso’s “Dove of Peace” Napkin Art. This piece of art has an interesting story that I know many have heard but you may not have seen the actual picture. It never hurts to be reminded of … READ ON >

The Chocolate Factory

This is a story about a small business that did well. Why they did well might resonate with some of the things you are doing well – things like caring for those who put the bread on your table, paying … READ ON >


                        What would happen if nobody wore a nametag? When I go to a big store, I can read the nametag and then use the person’s name: “David, can … READ ON >

Back By Popular Demand

The second time you do anything, it’s a lot easier, more than twice as easy. You know the ropes, and you have a certain familiarity to how it all works. Whatever it is, it’s not your first rodeo. This is … READ ON >