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My oldest son Tyler always had to know the reason for anything we wanted him to do.  When we would ask him to do something he would always ask “Why?”  Sometimes I explained my rationale and sometimes, out of frustration, I would reply “because I said so, that’s why!”  Today, Tyler is a partner in […]

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No doubt you have heard that Steve Jobs, one of the founders of Apple, passed away recently. Some writers are equating Steve to many of the great inventors of the past. He was an innovator and great marketing strategist for sure! He died way too young of pancreatic cancer, which he battled for years, and […]


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We all know the importance of our outlook on life, even in the most dire and desperate circumstances. Nicholas M. Butler, President of Columbia University in the early 1900’s said, “Optimism is essential to achievement and it is also the foundation of courage and true progress.” Butler’s quote certainly relates to the following story. I […]


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