Private Equity, Robin Hood, and Iris DeMent

Private Equity, Robin Hood, and Iris DeMent

Ram Dass said that if we know how to listen, everyone would become the guru. What I might consider a guru, you may think is fluff. Most of us have a preference for everything in our lives, and for now, my gurus are private equity, 

Any Major Dude

Any Major Dude

Steely Dan wrote songs in the seventies, and from what I can tell, were very popular. That may seem odd for some of the older folks, because they knew that already. They sang a song titled, “Any Major Dude Will Tell You”. In 2018, they 

A Message of Hope

A Message of Hope

After a year like no other, here is a message of hope. We are not alone in the world, no matter what. We are also not on the path to destruction (regardless of what the evening news may report). The fact that we are here 

On the Trying of Things

On the Trying of Things

There is something to be said of the trying of things. The simple attempts we make to do a thing a little differently. Nothing has to be drastic, and no deep seeded habits have to be disrupted. A lot of people have success with various 

Why We Try

Why We Try

Some people say there is no “try” and there is only do or do not. It may be a quote from Star Wars, but I am unsure. Here is a short story explaining why we try. Before getting into the story, it should be explained 

Miracles and Wonder

Miracles and Wonder

Paul Simon sang about these being the days of miracles and wonder. These days are that indeed. What else could these days be if not miracles and wonders? Some believe we are in dark times, but how is that so? We reap where we have 

How Simon Sinek Got It Wrong

How Simon Sinek Got It Wrong

Before I get into any criticism of Simon Sinek… let me say I am a huge Simon Sinek fan. How I believe Sinek got it wrong is only one perspective. He is doing well. Simon Sinek is teaching and people are learning. I encourage everyone 

Upon Arriving In Miami

Upon Arriving In Miami

When I first went to Miami, it was to help others. At least that’s what my handlers said. Upon arriving in Miami in the late 80’s, I found a place on a linoleum floor to rest my head. Two years ago, I rented a car 

This World

This World

In the olden days, back before cell phones and rampant internet access, this world got along. This world was in some ways simpler, and in some ways, it was more complex. I attended college as a religious studies student. I also worked with an after 

Three Simple Joy Hacks

Three Simple Joy Hacks

What if there were simple joy hacks, to help us realign with our true purpose. Sometimes the only things we see are the things that demand our attention. What demands our attention these days, is not designed to promote our happiness or our joy. What