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People do a lot of things for money.  Some justified, others not so much.  One thing I wouldn’t do for money is scam people.  Especially not by claiming any link to some kind of tragedy.  And today, that’s where our story begins. I get a call from an unknown number and pick it up.  I’m…

Too many books not enough time.  Let me start out by setting things straight.  Yes, I can read, but sometimes I really feel like I can’t anymore.  Article after article, book after book, blog after blog, it’s all too much.  Everyone’s an expert, everyone’s a writer, everyone knows the best way to do everything! I…

Finding yourself on stage with no clothes, falling forever, being chased and not being able to run, all these have something in common, they’re all bad dreams.  Submitted for your approval another bad dream to add to the list, clogging the toilet at work on your first day.  Not only is this NOT something you…

Bernard Ebbers, Bernard Madoff, Kenneth Lay, Barry Jay Minkow, I could go on and on.  Most would credit greed for the downfall of these arguable business geniuses.  Does that really make sense though?  I mean sure greed was involved, but how responsible was it for their downfall.  They had everything they could dream of and could guarantee it in…

You’re at your desk, you’ve been extremely efficient.  Your project is done one full day ahead of schedule. Now you’re documenting the process for future uses.  One small problem.  Ok, it’s a BIG problem.  Your boss is not happy!  It’s not your project, that was completed exactly as requested.  It’s not the documentation your working…

One of the hardest things to do in life is to start something new. It’s scary, intimidating and at times panic inducing.  Emotionally it’s a huge endeavor, but that doesn’t mean it’ not worth it. Let’s say for instance your starting a blog for the first, second or maybe tenth time.  You take a couple minutes to…