My top three reads of 2016

If you are looking for book reviews, stop here and move on. I selected these three books from 2016 because they made a major impact on either expanding on what I already thought I knew or changed my frame of reference entirely. They should be required reading for everyone and […]

It is more important to stop going in the wrong direction, than to know which direction is right.

My father started a business in 1969. It was in the plastics industry and, yes, the “The Graduate” was right:

Mr. McGuire: I want to say one word to you. Just one word. Benjamin: Yes, sir. Mr. McGuire: Are you listening? Benjamin: Yes, I am. Mr. McGuire: Plastics. Benjamin: Exactly how do you mean? […]

Forget stage fright, where is the 1–2–1 practice in education?

Today I was speaking to a friend and the subject came up about his involvement in a not for profit public speaking program. New Jersey Orators, Inc looks to “improve the public speaking skills of New Jersey children between 7 and 18 years of age, thereby, increasing their self-confidence, academic success, leadership skills and […]

Advice to a younger self…

On Episode 205 of Joe Polish’s “I Love Marketing” podcast he did an interview with myself and three other entrepreneurs on a plane ride from St. Louis, MO to Manchester, NH. This is the last in a series of stories where I will dive a little deeper into the answers I gave to the […]

Death, one of the bookends of life.

For those that watch the television show “The Amazing Race” you might have heard the airline travel being referred to as the great equalizer. In the show teams race around the world performing various tasks challenging all aspects of knowledge, wit, and fitness. There are points where teams can get a huge time lead when […]