There’s no lack of guidance regarding the traits of great business leaders and their key attributes. I’d like to add my two cents, and at the risk of oversimplifying, distilled what I’ve learned from a diversity of great business and organizational leaders into a shortlist. Continue reading
It was a long drive and I was wasn’t sure how to get there. I plugged the address into the GPS and wouldn’t you know it, the damn thing was about as useful as lox without a bagel and cream cheese. What’s up with that technology anyway? Then I realized it was an intersection I was looking for, not a specific address, Entrepreneurial Boulevard and Hard Knocks Avenue. Bingo! That got me there. Now I just needed to find a place to park. Conveniently there was a parking garage right there. Not so conveniently, it was the most expensive garage I had ever driven into. No choice though—I parked my car. Continue reading
Have you ever had a conversation with someone, which had so much positive emotion, it gave you Goosebumps? That was the physiological response to forming a special personal bond made out of titanium. How does one go about creating this kind of extraordinary emotional connection with another human being—someone you just met? Continue reading
My granddaughter Maya was at our house for a five-day visit—exhilarating for the grandparents. Maya is a precocious five-year-old who often acts/talks like a graduate student! On this particular visit she was suffering from an injured wrist—the little explorer had fallen off a fence at my son’s house. Seemed like it was just a sprain, so all we did was ice and monitor it.
Now, something you absolutely need to know about Maya: she is deathly afraid of doctors and anyone else who audaciously thinks he’s going to medically treat her body. So the thought of having to bring her to a doctor terrified me, too. Continue reading
“The nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood, the carbon in our apple pies were made in the interiors of collapsing stars. We are made of starstuff.”
― Carl Sagan, Cosmos
It’s like trying to hit a hummingbird on the Moon with a dart thrown from Earth. Continue reading