Leadership Lessons From Genghis Khan

November 9, 2010

What We Can Learn From a Man Who Conquered The World NOTE: This essay was first published on a now non-existent blog I had about two years ago. I am currently recording this book (see below)  for personal use in mp3 format. In a mere quarter century, the Mongol army conquered more land and people [...]

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One Year Anniversary

October 12, 2010

One year ago yesterday, October 10, 2009 I posted the first article on this blog. Oh, this is not the first blog I’ve had, nor the only writing I’ve done for online publication. Sometime in 1996 I built my first website, a personal “journal” as they were then called. Since then I’ve tried all manner [...]

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Fried Green Tomatoes – A Healthy Style

October 5, 2010

This is a food, like asparagus, that people either love or hate. Most yanks have never eaten fried green tomatoes, and all I have to say is, if I can try Pennsylvania scrapple (not bad in small qualities) you just might want to try fried green tomatoes. It is the end of the season for [...]

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The Art And Zen Of Sign Making?

September 28, 2010

Given the chore of making a road sign, how would you go about it? Do you need directions, or would you work better with your own initiative and creative impulse? My wife and I happened to use this as a metaphor in a chat about how we approach a job. We are polar opposites. She [...]

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The Incredible Lightness of Web Surfing

August 3, 2010

Ten years ago most of us were gleefully pulling information from the web, or as it was then called, surfing the web. It is human nature to think that whatever you are doing today will last forever, or at least until your next birthday. My dubious unscientific studies show that if your life were measured [...]

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A Men’s Room With A View

July 20, 2010

For years I’ve pondered the universal question that plagues American males. Why can’t we read signs on public restroom doors? Somewhere there may be a man who hasn’t accidentally entered the ladies room; I have yet to meet him. Over the years I’ve found myself red-faced, disconcerted as I apologetically back out the door of [...]

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Used Car And First Adopter Addicts

July 13, 2010

My father made a hobby of buying used cars. He would buy and drive one about six months, then start to find fault with it. Sometimes there was in fact something wrong with the car. Usually he was merely ready for the thrill of the chase, scoping dealers for yet another car to replace the [...]

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