When I was young, I admired clever people.

I came across this quote recently by Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel: What was funny to me was that at the end of my upcoming book, The Great Team Turnaround, I wrote something similar. Specifically, it says:  My business “heroes” when I was a young entrepreneur were of the classic variety. Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos,…

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I love picking up nails. And trash.

If you’re like our family and you have kids that have already started school, or are starting this week, I wish you all the best. This time can be stressful in the best of times, and this certainly isn’t the best of times. I find that going outside and getting fresh air can help alleviate…

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The promise of America requires empathy

I hope you’re doing well, and that you’re able to be as safe as possible right now. I’ve been thinking a lot about America lately. What America is, what it isn’t, and what it could (and should) be. America is a promise. It’s a promise that a free society can work with all sorts of…

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You can’t lead if you don’t know where you’re going

Summer is almost over and little by little, we’re getting back to something resembling normal. We spent last week in Montreat, NC, and it was absolutely something that I needed to round out the summer. Montreat is a small, cutest-thing-ever of a town located in the North Carolina mountains, three and a half hours from…

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Obstacles are my allies

Twelve months of a global pandemic. Remember when we thought we might have to work from home for 4-5 weeks, and how crazy that seemed?  In reading the book, Alpha Girls (more on this book below), one of the women that the book focuses on has a phrase that I simply loved:  Obstacles are my allies. Being…

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