Shared Reflections

Shared Reflections

I attended a service in celebration of the life of Rick Sharp, yesterday. Rick retired as CEO of Circuit City Stores and had a profound impact on a number of businesses and people, me included. I found myself nourished, yet humbled, by the many stories shared by the family. To suggest that Rick was quite […]

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Your Wicked Life

Your Wicked Life

I was texting yesterday with a good friend, Bill. Bill is a partner in Centennial Farms, the horse racing syndicate that owns Wicked Strong. While this racehorse finished fourth in both the Kentucky Derby and the Belmont Stakes, the memories that were created and added to his life’s journey made it a first. You see, […]

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Life is Calling

Life is Calling

2008 will long be remembered as the onset to the greatest recession of my generation’s time. Jobs were being lost in tsunami-like waves. Company bankruptcies were becoming commonplace. Consumer confidence in all things was falling precipitously. No one saw an end, and most felt vulnerable. My firm found itself deep in the throes of this […]

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Moments of Truth

Many, many years ago, I learned the concept and meaning of “Moments of Truth.” A brief definition is the instance or interaction of contact that forms or changes the impression we have about someone or something. An example or two might help improve your understanding. Imagine your driving down the highway a little later in […]

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Falling From Grace

A fall from grace and structure is oftentimes perplexing, paralyzing and perilous. The loss of one’s employment is very personal, to state the obvious. Less obvious, perhaps, is the ripple effect it casts in its wake. The community of family and friends that surround the affected party are quick to converge to offer support and […]

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Corey Mosley

Corey Mosley

Some moments move us to tears… Some moments move us to cheers… Some moments make us laugh… Some moments inspire us. Rarely does the confluence of moments from a single story move us to all these emotions in a single sitting. Thank you, Corey Mosley, thank you! Tuesday night I had the privilege of introducing […]

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Seeking Pleasure

As I reflect back over my life intersections in 2013, I am reminded of an afternoon meeting over tea with a pleasant and industrious young man. A middle school teacher and coach, John, had asked to meet with me as he was deliberating on his chosen profession. “I think I’m going to quit teaching,” he […]

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Be Bold, Dream Big!

“All of us, I believe, have dreams: small or big, realistic or unrealistic. Aside from their associated goals, the dreams themselves are a source of pleasure, as they enlarge our lives and expand our sense of the impact we can have on the world.” Norman E. Rosenthal M.D. Author of The Gift of Adversity: The […]

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Father Time is Undefeated

Well, the holidays are upon us and it’s this time of year we often devote to reflection. We are reminded of loved ones who’ve left us, projects we’re going to tackle (once again) next year, relationships we need to repair, and friendships that have gone silent. We seem to believe that tomorrow will bring time […]

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