The Seed; A Lesson in Business

The Wisdom of Three Character Traits of a LeaderA successful businessman was growing old and he knew that it was time to choose a successor to take over the business. Instead of choosing one of his directors or his children, he decided to do something different. He called all the young executives in his company together.

He said, “It is time for me to step down and choose the next CEO. I have decided to choose one of you.” The young executives were shocked, but the boss continued. “I am going to give each one of you a seed today – one very special seed. I want you to plant the seed, water it, and come back here one year from today with what you have grown from the seed I have given you. I will then judge the plants that you bring, and the one I choose will be the next CEO.” Continue reading “The Seed; A Lesson in Business”

Wisdom from a Mother

Mistakes are stepping stonesI have been blessed both with joy and sometime saddened by the emails from people who have read my book, “The Bloodline of Wisdom, The Awakening of a Modern Solutionary”.   Most are just comments about the book but some are much more touching.  Like this one.

“…I have made many unwise decisions in my life and sadly most of them fell under what the book describes as “careless decision making”.  As a young woman I dated and married a man who was the love of my life.  My parents both disliked him and tried very hard to dissuade me from marrying him.  So much so I married him to their disapproval doing so outside of the Church.  Mistake one. Continue reading “Wisdom from a Mother”

Is Legal Theft a Requirement To Do Business?

Theft WordsAmerica is and has remained for over 200 years the “Land of Opportunity”.  Thanks in large part to the three cornerstones of our society; our capitalistic economy, our republic form of government, and our religious acceptance.  Even with this moniker and our systems being firmly in place to benefit all citizens, we still have people who work tirelessly to disrupt the bedrock of our existence, in most cases not out of spite or malice; instead out of unrealistic compassion or ignorant authority.  Add into this mix a very small percentage of people who spend their days in occupations or activities viewed as illegal and you begin to form the basis of this discussion.   Continue reading “Is Legal Theft a Requirement To Do Business?”

Child’s Play or Lessons in the Art of Wise Decision Making?

dr_seuss Brain and Feet-quoteIf you ever read “Cat in a Hat” or “Green Eggs and Ham”, don’t think this bad or even spam, please thank this host and share this post. For all choices which are eclectic must also be favorably ethic.

Many of you who are reading this article work in a very complex and possibly mentally demanding occupation. You might be responsible for millions of dollars of assets or may supervise countless associates.  In environments such as those, bad decisions and poor choices can spell doom to your company and more likely your personal success.  How many choices are we presented with or do we consider before making the final decision?  How many critical decisions do you have to make in a day, a month, or a year?  Where do we begin to learn the skills necessary for wise decision making?  You may be surprised! Continue reading “Child’s Play or Lessons in the Art of Wise Decision Making?”

Funny Joke or Cruel Reality

A young boy enters a barber shop and the barber whispers to his customer, “This is the dumbest kid in the world. Watch while I prove it to you.”  The barber puts a dollar bill in one hand and two quarters in the other, then calls the boy over and asks, “Which do you want, son?” The boy takes the quarters and leaves.  “What did I tell you?” said the barber. “That kid never learns!”  Later, when the customer leaves, he sees the same young boy coming out of the ice cream store. “Hey, son! May I ask you a question? Why did you take the quarters instead of the dollar bill?”  The boy licked his cone and replied, “Because the day I take the dollar, the game is over!”

bad financialThe “joke” above is funny and cute but it also vividly represents how our entitlement programs hooks people into continuing to “play the game”.  Instead of the barber, picture Uncle Sam holding the dollar in one hand and the quarters in the other; the child in the “joke” could be viewed as those who wrongly seek entitlements from the corrupt and broken system we continue to support. Continue reading “Funny Joke or Cruel Reality”