John Lennon Was Right

John Lennon said “Life is what happens when you’re busy making plans.” Surely that’s what happened on my 50th birthday. My oldest friend took me and my partner out to breakfast at the Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse ( a fabulous place to check out if you’re ever...

50 What?

I’m turning 50 on March 30 and yes, it will be a shock! But I am boosted by several clients who have told me that turning 50 was a positive experience for them. Now, they say, I’ll really get to reap the fruits of all my experience. My hair really is as dark as in...

Mom’s 2 Greatest Business Lessons

You wouldn’t think that my mom, age 77, a former college English teacher, would know much about business. But I’ve found that two of her life lessons contain some crucial things we business folks all need to understand and apply. Lesson #1: Frugality for the good...

Your economy “glass”: half empty or half full?

When I was in college studying political science and related fields, I read constantly about current events, especially about what was wrong with the world. I was current in everything. Too current! No surprise, I burnt out and after graduation, I stopped following...

Not Always Fun, But Totally Fulfilling

I read a compelling memoir recently called Drawn To The Rhythm by Sara Hall. In it she describes what she loves about rowing a single shell. She wrote, “In racing, your fuel must be all your courage, skill and strength in your tank, including your spare tank, and...

Surviving The Impossible

Lately I’ve burned out on reading business books, for a little while, at least, and decided some biographies might re-energize me. Skimming the stacks of my library recently, I came across Miracle In The Andes by Nando Parrado. It’s the story of the plane crash in...