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Look in the Mirror

Do you want to see your biggest opponent? Look in the mirror. Want to see your biggest ally? Look in the mirror. Which will you be today? How are you going to live today in…

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Code of the West

“Cowboy Ethics: What Wall Street Can Learn From The Code Of The West,” by James P. Owen, is a book of heart stoppingly beautiful pictures…

Quality is NOT Goodness, or Even Excellence

Quality is conformance to specified standards. Goodness is an undefended term, even an emotional one. Even excellence is subjective, a value judgment that will vary…

Sugar Coating Only Causes Calories: Three Keys to Difficult Conversations

Ah, difficult conversations. Those conversations we want to avoid, be it our neighbors’ noisy parties or the Team Members who seem to have lost their…

In Praise of Epistemological Modesty

“The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts.”  —…

The Joys of Radical Acceptance

Everyone wants to change the world, no one wants to change themselves.  Truer still, we want others to change (our partner, our kids, our boss).…

You Can’t Make Money by Going Broke—if it ain’t accretive to earnings, why do it?

It may sound silly but it is true and we all know it: You can’t make money by going broke. Yet what we say we…