When I was a child, I was taught that I couldn’t have everything, but that I may have one thing with persistence and patience. That working with others required compromise and respect, even when I didn’t agree. That in times of trouble, great leaders arose–people like Washington and Lincoln–who put country above personal gain and […]
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A recent high school graduate that I know gave a little speech. It was a speech about a life transformed and a dream for the future. It was a speech from the heart. If you have not seen this, it is worth a few minutes of your time. Read More
By now, you’ve probably already heard about the tragic tale of Marina Keegan. A life so full of promise. One that ended too soon. If not, take a moment to read her last article. It touched me deeply, reminding me of two very important things.
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Actions speak louder than words. Put your money where your mouth is. No matter how you say it, the meaning is clear: actions matter.
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One could conceivably succeed in this world on one’s own merit, but it is certainly easier and more fun with peers. To be a successful leader though, one must have peers.
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Some things never change, like needing some degree of social grace in order to succeed.
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In the Information Age, we assume that more information is always better, but that is not true.
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Increasingly, our world feels like one of extremes. Things must be right or wrong. You’re either with me or against me.
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To accomplish anything of significance, it helps to know a few things and to create a plan.
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The Art of Worldly Wisdom by Baltasar Gracian is unlike any book you are likely to find on bookshelves today.
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