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Monthly Archives: November 2012

Lessons Learned: Lehman Bros or Lincoln?

Powell’s Books always weaves it’s magic for me as the world’s largest independent bookstore… especially when I leave with a book I didn’t come into buy. It’s the ultimate treasure hunt. I’d heard lots of buzz about the book and movie “Too Big to Fail” so I grabbed a copy and cracked it open last week in between required textbooks for…   read more »


“We always have enough to be happy if we are enjoying what we do have – instead of worrying about what we don’t have”. – Dennis Waitley Thankfulness… what if it was a habit and not a holiday? I’m asking myself that today after watching this joyful clip. Sing, dance and celebrate ALL the gifts you have tomorrow. I’d love…   read more »

Finding Courage to Lead and Live Well

Leading well requires many things from flawed human beings. On the long and daunting list of needed skills and characteristics, I’m convinced that courage is near the top. Courage to be yourself. Courage to speak your truth. The courage to act correctly, especially when you know it may not make others happy. Courage to confront mediocre, bad behavior; including your…   read more »