October 8, 2019

“You say you want a revolution
Well, you know
We all want to change the world”

- The Beatles, Revolution

Written by John Lennon and released as the B-side to Hey Jude in 1968, the lyrics to Revolution were inspired by political protests, expressing sympathy with the need...

September 24, 2019

“What is honored in a country will be cultivated there”

-Plato, The Republic

In his book The Geography of Genius, Eric Weiner examines clusters of genius throughout history. It’s a fascinating read that uses Plato’s quote as a central theme and posits that locations that...

September 10, 2019

“Are you ready for some football?”

- Hank Williams, Jr.

Every once in a while I write an email that really resonates, and based on the comments I received the past two weeks, THIS email about mentors was one of them. Many readers even were kind enough to say that I was o...

August 27, 2019

Lt. Luke Sinclair: “How long can we fly on one engine?”
Cpt.  Dennis Dearborn: “I don’t know, I guess we’ll find out.”

- Memphis Belle

The movie “Memphis Belle” tells the story of the first American Boeing B-17F Flying Fortress crew to complete 25 missions over enemy te...

August 14, 2019

“I feel just like somebody else,

man I ain’t changed,

but I know I ain’t the same”

-The Wallflowers – One Headlight

The second week of August marks a significant milestone for myself and this email/blog. A little more than one year ago, I published the first regular post...

July 30, 2019

“You Give Love a Bad Name.”
-Jon Bon Jovi

4.3 Billion.  I searched for “songs about love” on Google and in less than 1 second, 4.3 billion search results were returned.  To say that our culture has...well, a love affair with love, would be an understatement.  And for go...

July 17, 2019

“You might be a big fish

In a little pond.

Doesn't mean you've won

'Cause along will come

A bigger one.”

Coldplay - “Lost”

In my past post Limitations, Ladders, & Labyrinths I talked about how your career (and life!) are more like a labyrinth than a ladder, with surprises...

July 2, 2019

“Leaders instill in their people a hope for success and a belief in themselves.

Positive leaders empower people to accomplish their goals.”

- Unknown

What are the characteristics of a great leader? The quote above is a great start in developing a definition, and my recent...

June 18, 2019

“If I had an hour to solve a problem and my life depended on the solution, I would spend the first 55 minutes determining the proper question to ask, for once I know the proper question, I could solve the problem in less than five minutes.”

- Albert Einstein

Last month I...

June 4, 2019

“I know who I am and who I may be if I choose.”

-Miguel de Cervantes, Don Quixote

In his classic novel Don Quixote, Spanish novelist, actor, and playwright Miguel de Cervantes explores idealism, nobility, society, and chivalry in a post-chivalric world through the admitt...

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