An extraordinary 30 year wrestling memory

Posted 1 CommentPosted in Leadership, Pennsylvania, Values

Thirty years ago in Doylestown Pennsylvania I was privileged to be part of the most successful team ever at Del Val University, and, I suspect, one of the most distinctive performing teams in the NCAA. We were a Division 3 team and we started the season by surprising some Division 1 teams in pre-season tournament […]

No, you don’t get to face your accuser (Small business beware!)

Posted Leave a commentPosted in Government, Leadership, Legal, News and Politics

Anonymous whistleblower complaints are a powerful government force regularly used against small business owners. Over the weekend Donald Tump tweeted another indication of his misunderstanding of how government works. False Tweets from Trump are hardly noteworthy in themselves but this one hits a nerve for me. As a small business owner I’ve faced at least […]

Twelve consumer product businesses to avoid

Posted Leave a commentPosted in Ethics, Leadership, News and Politics

These twelve companies sell to consumers; meaning there is usually a consumer market choice to be made. They made the list either for supporting the current national political regime or for unrelenting damage to the environment. I won’t buy from any of them and I hope that you don’t either. Home Depot Chick-fil-A Anheuser-Busch CVS […]

Rest in power @1pissedPolack

Posted Leave a commentPosted in Leadership, Off-Topic, Social Media, Values, Writing

Amy Jean Wojtaszek, age 44, of Aberdeen, Maryland died this past weekend. I knew her only on Twitter as @1pissedPolack where she was a powerful activist with over 44,000 followers. I was just one of them, often amazed by her world view. But I actually cried when I read a eulogy that said “rest in […]

Reframing the language of leadership: words that matter

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Words supported by action matter more in leadership than anything else. Economics, money, tax policy and other topics often visited in this blog pale to the importance of the credible and meaningful words in our leadership conversations. We now face a critical choice defined by the words we choose to use in that public conversation. […]

Forecasts are not political opinions or endorsements

Posted Leave a commentPosted in Financial Planning, Leadership

A financial planner’s success in fields like taxes, healthcare planning and investments revolves around the ability to make accurate forecasts about future events. The ability to identify and analyze trends is the key to profitability. Success in forecasting is required if the expected result is to exceed industry average performance. I find that accurate forecasting […]

In support of NJ Senate Bill 2293 “Securing Our Children’s Future Bond Act”

Posted Leave a commentPosted in Leadership, New Jersey, News and Politics, Parenting, Taxes

I read two social media editorials by taxpayers encouraging voters to vote against Senate Bill 2293 known as the “Securing Our Children’s Future Bond Act“. This blog post is an editorial in support of the bill. My argument is broken down into a brief listing of the facts followed by four points of personal opinion. […]