April 25, 2016

MENTOR SERIES: BEN SMITH

It’s funny. When Ben Smith discovered that I wanted to include him in my series of mentors who have most influenced and improved my life, he was a bit surprised. He maintains that, while he and I have long been good friends, and he knows that I think highly of him, he had not considered himself much of mentor to me. A reason that Ben didn’t think of himself as mentoring me is that the help and opportunities he provided […]
April 25, 2016

SECRETS OF A GREAT WINNING TEAM

The foundation of a fulfilling life, of a life of purpose and meaning, is honest work that one enjoys, and which one knows is important. Great and winning companies are teams of employees, all who share a common dream, and all who understand that in performing their jobs they produce high-level value that is in-demand and useful. Employees of great and winning companies are talented and hardworking; they demonstrate what Theodore Roosevelt observed, that, “Far and away the best prize […]