Sorry For Being Missing In Action.

Absence makes the heart grow fonder, is an old saying when someone has been out of communication. I sure not posting to my blog for three months counts as an absence, perhaps benign neglect is more appropriate. I was reminded of this by a colleague that I did make a promise to stay current with this new blog. So I fall upon my sword, and once again promise to do better. With everything going on in the world there are a host of topics I could discuss that would no doubt be interesting on which to write.  However, I have made a concerted decision to stay away from world events… Read More

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How Are You Managing Your Time?

I’ve been trying to catch up on some of my business reading, and in the process of doing so I just finished a Harvard Business Review article by Sylvia Ann Hewlett and Carolyn Buck Luce entitled “Extreme Jobs The Dangerous Allure of the 70-Hour Workweek.”  It seems that we are developing a workforce that thrives on working these long hours.  The article did point out that these individuals are well compensated for the hours they work, but what concerned me was more on the price they paid for such a commitment.  A commitment is not necessarily asked of them by their management.   Consider the following: The forty hour work week… Read More

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November 22, 1963 – A Date I Will Always Remember

I walked into the classroom, and one a classmate said the president had been shot, I laughed and said yeah, Lincoln was shot, thinking he was trying play a joke on me because it was my 5th-period history class. He then said, no, somebody shot President Kennedy. Stunned, not believing it until our teacher came in and turned on the radio where we all listen in absolute silence. I could not believe what was happening, I thought, how in our day and age was could such a heinous act, the assassination of a sitting president be committed. In my view, it was something you only read about in history books… Read More

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Vacation: Only For the Brave.

Looking out the window another clear blue sky and based on how the people are leisurely walking along my guess it will also be another warm day. Arriving here in Newport late Saturday was the official start of a one week vacation. My wife and I have been coming here for well over twenty years, ever since our two children were young. I always looked at it as my time to take a break and just enjoy being away from day to day. Not to mention it was just a fun time. One of the things I’ve noticed is that belief of individuals who have weeks of accumulated fail to… Read More

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