It’s about doing 100 things 1% better

I recently rode in the Pan Mass Challenge (PMC), a two-day bicycle event that raises funds for the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. It’s the most successful cycling fundraiser in the world and raises two to three times more money for charity than any other...

It all started with a Jeep

Thanks to Craigslist I was able to find a new owner for my car and purchase my realistic dream car.  The red Jeep Wrangler was mine at last. Luckily for me, there’s another Jeep owner/fanatic in the office- Terry.  She quickly and enthusiastically took me under her...

“The magic is in the hole”

I had never heard of Voodoo Doughnuts until a friend mentioned it on a recent trip to Portland, Oregon. But with a name like Voodoo, I just had to check it out. When I arrived at the store, I was second in line. But by the time I left, there was a line down the...

Records Spin a Lesson About Brands.

My eighteen-year-old son is hooked on playing albums on my old turntable. Two months ago, he stumbled on it in the basement, dusted it off, and pulled out some old albums. Deep 60s and 70s stuff – the White Album, Tommy, Aqualung, and um…T Rex. Now he’s all over...

The most famous leader of all

At this time of year, I like to stop and reflect on one of the greatest examples of legendary, dare I say mythical, leadership we’ll ever know. As a youngster, he grew up in a village where all the children were expected to develop the necessary tools to take flight...