The Longest Weekend

The Longest Weekend

    I turned 65 today.  Unlike my other birthdays this one seems more important.  Not to me but to the marketers.  My mailbox has been flooded for the last year with advertisements for Medicare supplements, AARP magazine, and retirement living choices. It...
“How did I get here?”

“How did I get here?”

(Part two of Auto Pilot published 6/25/12) A friend of mine worked for General Motors in the 70’s and 80’s. He was part of a team tasked with solving the crisis of the emerging threat of German automakers Mercedes and BMW. Cadillac had been the dominant luxury brand...
Auto-pilot

Auto-pilot

The basis for our success is often is the underpinning of our ultimate failure. This is true for our behavior as well as our biology. As humans our greatest strength is our brains. They are truly unique in the animal kingdom. We process and analyze tremendous amounts...

A Bad Deal

Ray and Tom were in their thirties when they decided to start a business as partners. You probably know them or someone just like them.Ray was diligent, organized, methodical, hard working and extremely practical. He had paid his dues working his way up to the GM’s...

Evolution

We’re the one species in charge of our own evolution.   Each of us has the unique ability to look at changing circumstances and predict future realities.  We can change our thinking and behavior by force of will.  Oddly as uniquely human and special as this trait is...