Category - Good Stuff Not Related to Law

The value of expertise–a recurring theme

January 2, 2018

The cost of screws and a metal plate is not the proper test of value for a surgical procedure. This is not a new subject. Rather, it is a repeated theme. There seems to be a common disconnect between experience and expertise on the one hand and price and value on the other hand–at least […]

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Podcast: Its ok to be an introvert.Podcast: Its ok to be an introvert.

September 16, 2017

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Its ok to be an introvert. Really, it is.

September 14, 2017

“Those who know do not speak. Those who speak do not know.” Ok, that quote may be somewhat of an overly-broad generalization, but it got your attention, right? What do Abraham Lincoln, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Albert Einstein and Dr. Seuss have in common? Among other things, they were all introverts. You can add to this […]

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Hamilton and Madison, friends turned enemies, and how their Constitutional brilliance protects us today

July 24, 2017

James Madison and Alexander Hamilton were once close political allies, who then turned into bitter rivals. But their wondrous Constitution and the government it formed continues to function quite well today, even amid partisanship and extreme political views. In truth, the wonder of the Constitution is more apparent more than two centuries after the Federalists […]

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Oakley sunglasses and related life lessons

June 2, 2017

I once paid a lot of money for Oakley sunglasses. At the time, it seemed like a foolish purchase. However, those sunglasses have proven to be perhaps the best investment I have made. There are important life lessons related to my Oakley sunglasses. I never told my wife how much I spent on those sunglasses, so I’m […]

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You have enough time (we all do)

February 2, 2017

We tend to find time (i.e. make time) for things we value. That which we consider important gets our attention (and time), often at the expense of other stuff. I have been doing a lot of business travel lately and in the course of those travels, I was reminded of the resource of TED talks. […]

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The value of knowledge and experience in all areas of life

September 8, 2016

Do you and I appreciate the importance of experience and expertise? In this internet age, it is quite easy for us to believe that Google can make us an expert on just about anything. While I am as much a fan of Google and other internet resources as the next person, I see quite often the […]

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Is America Insolvent?

April 18, 2016

Is America on the verge of financial collapse? That depends on who you ask and what information you choose to believe. James Grant recently published an article in Time titled “The United States of Insolvency”, which paints a very bleak and alarming picture of the financial standing of the Unites States. According to Mr. Grant, the […]

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The Parable of the Parachute; A Recurring Theme

June 27, 2015

Some people tend to overestimate their abilities, and this is sometimes done at the peril of such persons and others who fall within their orbit of influence. Once upon a time, there was a man named Pete. As a heart surgeon, a concert pianist and accomplished entrepreneur, his life was a recurring story of successes. […]

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Good Luck With Those Resolutions!

January 4, 2015

Why do we make resolutions? How can we be more successful in keeping them? Its that time of year–the New Year–time to sit down with a notebook or electronic device and set some ambitious goals for the coming year. Some of us have experienced great success in the past with setting and achieving goals in […]

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