Does The Queen Of England Eat Tacos?

Over a stack of particularly messy Mexican food, my son watched his whole taco crumble into little pieces when he bit into a crunchy shell.  He grabbed his fork and began to dig into the remnants on his plate.  It looked somewhat like a cheetah on fresh kill. He looked up and asked, “I wonder… […]

4 Lessons From The Fall And Rise Of The Videophone

I once proposed a simple way to solve an gnawing problem to a group of Leaders.  The answer was summarily dismissed.  I heard a very clear message…”NO”!  The true resistance to the solution was a fear of change and the introduction of some new and uncomfortable accountability. A year and a half later, the very […]

Hoth-The Most Beautiful Staff Meeting Ever

Princess Leia. Wow. Princess Leia is known for many things.  She is known to snatch a laser blaster from a dead StormTrooper and pick off bad guys with impossible hip shots. She is know for fearlessly leading assaults against the Empire, the greatest evil to ever rule the galaxy. (Not just a country.  Not just […]

Four Things I Learned From Ruben’s List

Reuben: Look, we all go way back and uh, I owe you from the thing with the guy in the place and I’ll never forget it. Danny: That was our pleasure. Rusty: I’d never been to Belize. -Oceans 11, (2001) One of my favorite movies is Oceans 11.  Two convicts put together a team of […]

What is Success?

What is success? Most people would say that success is “happiness”.  But what does “happiness” mean? Money? Lots of Stuff? Fame? Achievement?  Education? Health? Love? Success and happiness are not always the same thing.  You can be very successful and be miserable at the same time. We will be tackling the subject of “What is […]

Rough Spots

“A display of golf balls that spanned many years reveled how they were transformed by the addition of one significant element. The first golf balls manufactured had smooth covers. A young, avid golfer experiencing financial difficulties played with a beat up golf ball. His playing partners noticed their smooth covered balls did not fly as […]

Goddard’s List

Back to school. Kids are starting a new year.  New friends.  New classes.  New knowledge. It may make you think about new starts as well.  As you consider your second “new year”, consider the following as inspiration about a very humble starting point that led to great achievement. “One rainy afternoon an inspired 15-year old […]

Digging Holes

“A farmer, while sitting on his porch, noticed a highway department truck pulling over to the shoulder of the road. A man got out, dug a sizable hole in the ditch, and got back into the vehicle. A few minutes later, the other occupant of the truck got out, filled up the hole, tamped the […]