December 8th, 2013

BOOKS – Great Reading For The Season

Culling The Bookshelves For Past Favorites…

With the holidays soon upon us, don’t forget that books often make the best gifts for friends and loved ones who like to read. The season of giving brings no shortage of suggested titles, including top picks from book critics and personal favorites selected by popular authors.

This time


December 1st, 2013

In Praise Of ‘Consequential Strangers’

People Who Don’t Seem To Matter, But Really Do.

Our barista, bank teller, waitress, neighborhood grocer, sushi chef, barber and dry cleaner — just to name a few — populate our days and enrich our lives, but we often take them for granted. Yet these are the very people who bring information and novelty into


November 14th, 2013

Put Away The Pumpkins And Bring Out The Stockings?

Wait! What Happened To Thanksgiving?

It seems as though the holiday shopping season arrives earlier and earlier with each passing year. That’s because it does!

“Walmart declared the holiday shopping season open…nearly a month ahead of its usual Thanksgiving schedule…the offers included (huge) discounts…usually reserved for Black Friday,” reported The Washington Post recently.

Of course, the chain is


October 20th, 2013

BOOKS – Give and Take

Are You A Giver, A Taker, Or A Matcher?

Reciprocity styles have always held a special fascination for Adam Grant of The Wharton School. How we reciprocate for thoughtful gestures and acts of kindness by others is influenced by a number of factors, including culture, life experience and expectations, according to Grant.

Most people act


October 5th, 2013

BOOKS – The Servant

A Simple Story About The True Essence of Leadership

This short, gem of a read is a story about a seemingly successful businessman whose career and personal life are actually spiraling in the wrong direction — downward. He is failing horribly in all of his leadership roles (father, boss, coach) and somewhat in denial about his