Archive for the ‘Leadership’ Category

Big Apple

Monday, April 16th, 2018

Like so many, my iPhone 6s battery was on the fritz, so I called Apple customer service. After asking for permission to remotely access my mobile device, the representative determined the battery should be replaced. He ordered a new one to be delivered to the Apple Store nearest me – and said, due to demand, […]

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Listen Hear

Wednesday, April 4th, 2018

The past few months I ramped up efforts to listen to business podcasts. One of my favorites is ‘Freakonomics Radio’ with Stephen Dubner, co-author of the well-known book. Currently, he’s doing a series with CEO’s – and I listened to him interview Jack Welch, Indra Nooyi and Sir Richard Branson. Welch, the revered former head […]

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Smooth Shave

Thursday, March 15th, 2018

For Christmas, our son received a single-blade razor subscription from his longtime girlfriend’s father. When he told me how much he liked it, I had a chuckle… reflecting back on watching my oldest brother – who was born in 1946 – shave some 50 years ago with a similar version Gillette abandoned for ever increasing […]

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Unhealthy Conflict

Thursday, January 25th, 2018

John Adams discouraged it early on: There is nothing which I dread so much as a division of the republic into two great parties, each arranged under its leader, and concerting measures in opposition to each other. This, in my humble apprehension, is to be dreaded as the greatest political evil under our Constitution. George […]

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Eyes Opened

Monday, September 25th, 2017

1966. Fort Worth. Age six. Back then, a black woman named Geneva would ride the bus each week from – as she said – “the other part of town” and clean our home. She was always nice to me and I really loved her. “Geneva,” I said, “Know where I got this?” as I showed […]

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