What is the secret of life?

A couple of weeks ago I received a call from a young man. He asked if he could take me to lunch and “pick my brain.” In the past a young man or woman would make the long pilgrimage to the top of a mountain to ask a guru questions about the secrets to a good life. I...

Learning from Experience

Management guru Peter Drucker advocated recording the main factors of a big decision and what you expect. Six to nine months later review what you wrote, what happened, and reflect on it. He claimed the record, review, reflect process was his best way of acquiring...

Count the cost

“You seem subdued, quiet and/or tired,”  My wife was right. I was. The previous week had been overwhelming. I was exhausted, even though I had the easy part. Sandy’s done much more for me than I have for her in our 42 years together. Now, because of a fluke ocean...