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Books for the Summer

Do you have your summer books stacked and ready to read? I do. I typically go into the summer with an ambitious pile of books to read that usually carry over into the fall and the end of the year. For…

Turning 30

On March 2, Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors sprained his ankle for the third time this season. On March 8, he sprained it again. On March 14, he turned 30. Any connection? When you’re in …

Asking “Why”

“You got a minute?” I was sitting in my office a few weeks ago, and a friend walked in. He’s a partner in a business venture, but that day was a friend conversation. A friend of his had just bur…

4 Metrics of Childrearing

A recent conversation with a friend about business recruiting actually highlighted a couple of parenting insights. I was meeting with a CEO who was evaluating his internship program. In determining wh…

Watch Out For Snowballs

He could have told the truth the first time a reporter asked the question. He had multiple chances. He could have come clean during his famous Larry King interview. He could have owned up when a forme…

Good Leaders Have a Limp

Maybe you’re familiar with the story I’m referring to. It’s found in Genesis 32 in the Old Testament. Alone for the night, the patriarch Jacob is confronted by “a Mysterious Man,” and the tw…

Looking Through the Turn

At the end of every season my son’s basketball coach used to deliver a simple message: “Do not let high school basketball be the best thing or worst thing that has ever happened to you in your…

The Other Half of the Tree

“Once in our world, a stable had something in it that was bigger than our whole world.” —C.S. Lewis I have a friend who ordered a high-end, fake tree for Christmas this year. It was supp…