The Real State of the Union

Posted Leave a commentPosted in Health and wellness, Leadership, News and Politics, Small Business, Values

I’ve spent much of my career, now in its 5th decade, focused on addressing the devastating impact of the widening wealth and income inequality gap. I first recognized the problem while working for two Wall Street firms in the middle 1980s. The problem has gotten much worse lately. It is not just an issue of […]

The risks of being a data-driven decision maker

Posted Leave a commentPosted in Education, News and Politics, Values

Lately I notice that my ability to piss people off is on the rise. This well-honed irritating behavior targets all groups: Democrats, Republicans, conservatives, liberals, environmentalists, capitalists, politicians, community groups, Christians, Jews and atheists have all been offended by my work. Yet, on closer look, I see that it is the collective social response that […]

I will not be silent on Trump fraud and cruelty in South Jersey

Posted Leave a commentPosted in New Jersey, News and Politics, Scam, Values

“What hurts the victim most is not the cruelty of the oppressor, but the silence of the bystander” – Elie Wiesel I personally saw the cruelty, greed and crimes of Donald Trump ruin families who were my neighbors in the Atlantic City area more than two decades ago. As president of a nearby chapter of […]

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 […]

Legal requirements to release the tax returns of candidates for public office

Posted Leave a commentPosted in News and Politics, Taxes, Values

In the aftermath of revelations about the president’s financial scandals, a number of states are moving forward with bills that would require all candidates for public office to release tax returns in order to be listed on the ballot. This blog post does not attempt to list the states, the bills or their status. We […]

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. […]