‘Ignorance is bliss’ but stay away from public leadership

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“The more I learn, the more I realize how much I don’t know.” – Albert Einstein   One in three Americans admits that they did not read a book in the last year. Donald Trump is among them. He reportedly admits that he hasn’t read a book in 50 years. I suspect that his supporter […]

So you’ve been asked to be a board member

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So you’ve been asked to serve on the board of a nonprofit organization. What do you need to know? You want to learn enough about the organization to do a good job as a director. You should also understand that there is potential legal liability for serving as a board member. Since nonprofit organizations do not […]

Insulting Pennsylvanians: enough BS already

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I’m still astounded by Trump’s accusations over the weekend about voter fraud in the banana republic of Pennsylvania. Even if he is completely ignorant on the topic, his advisors must be aware that there isn’t a single case of documented voter fraud in recent PA history even after substantial (and expensive) investigation and litigation in […]

Leadership involves politics: politics involves dealing with diversity

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reposted from my editorial on BaySave’s blog: In the past few weeks many of our nation’s business leaders and scientific groups have come together to issue boldly worded political statements. On June 28 most of the world’s leading scientific groups issued a joint letter to Congress. This week 146 silicon valley business executives issued a joint […]

Scientists to Congress: Strongly Worded Letter About Climate Change

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A reprint of an important letter to Congress: June 28, 2016 Dear Members of Congress, We, as leaders of major scientific organizations, write to remind you of the consensus scientific view of climate change. Observations throughout the world make it clear that climate change is occurring, and rigorous scientific research concludes that the greenhouse gases […]

Bala Cynwyd investment scam hits close to home

Posted Leave a commentPosted in Financial Planning, Investment, Leadership, News and Politics, Scam, Wealth Management

Hardly a week goes by that I don’t read about some homeowner being defrauded by an unscrupulous building contractor or an elderly person being lured into an investment scam. I’ve written and talked about dozens of such schemes over the past three decades. Yet year after year the stories keep coming. The latest incident occurs […]

Impressions of Maine’s coastal region

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How Maine’s coast made me better appreciate New Jersey’s Delaware Bay region I spent this past week in Bar Harbor, Maine in the middle of the state’s coastal zone looking for different ecotourism ideas and approaches to help inspire the rebuilding of our wrecked economy at New Jersey’s Delaware Bay shore community at rural Money […]