Pressure Makes Diamonds

Pressure Makes Diamonds

 A colleague of mine many years ago would proffer the quote, “pressure makes diamonds,” when a tough assignment was on the horizon in our business. Difficult decisions would need to be made and the choices would have consequences, not only for the business, but also...
Something About Dad

Something About Dad

     As Father’s Day approaches, I’m reminded of my childhood days in elementary school. The exciting side of my world in those days involved the world of boys, not girls. Those were days where competition reigned nearly every day as my friends and I would divide up...
Give and Take

Give and Take

Good guys finish last it is said in a “dog eat dog” world of competitive business. But is that really true? A couple of years ago, my cousin, who is a psychologist, recommended a book to me with which he was quite enamored, entitled “Give and Take” by Adam Grant. In...
Wisdom and Folly: the Battle goes on …

Wisdom and Folly: the Battle goes on …

     The book of Proverbs provides a treasure trove of wisdom. A collection of sayings primarily by Solomon, the son of David, but also of others, in order to preserve what had been made known by God and learned by mankind. The Hebrew word for wisdom is hokmah. It was...
Of Garland and Pendants

Of Garland and Pendants

A new year, 2020. A time for new beginnings, reflection and planning for the year ahead. Proverbs 29:18 states: “Where there is no vision, the people perish…” Vision is a companion to hope. We hope for better outcomes in our life and in the lives of our family...