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The Monkey’s Fist: An Ancient Parable for Modern Times

Native tribes used to catch monkeys by hollowing out a coconut and filling it with rice or other delicacies, then leaving it tethered to a tree for a monkey to find. A monkey would reach…

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How does it make the world a better place?

You occasionally see “WWJD” bracelets, standing for “What Would Jesus Do?” The WWJD bracelets represent a question that wearers are publicly committing to ask themselves…

A Time to Teach

There is a time to teach and a time to refrain from teaching. As a leader, as a business owner deeply committed to earning a…

“The Dance of Intimacy,” by Harriet Lerner

I began re-reading this old favorite the other day. “The Dance of Intimacy” deals with relationships and the patterns of distancing and pursuit (approach-avoidance behavior)…

Of Dining Rooms and Kitchens

When I first started out in business, as a budding entrepreneur/investor, I had no mentor or role model or beaten path to follow. I was…

Attitude of Gratitude

Picked up a book recently on the history of Europe from 1648 to 1815 (“Pursuit of Glory,” by Tim Blanning). It is a thick tome—more…