Archive for the Lessons Learned Category


But, what if house prices keep dropping?

BUT, WHAT IF HOUSE PRICES KEEP DROPPING? Here’s a BUT question I encountered a lot while searching for property in Florida in late 2010.  Seemed like the conventional thinking was property prices were going to drop to zero.  I remember a particular encounter when this question popped up.  It was during a bank visit to […]

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“Live What you Love” – Naomi Simson

Just got back from an October Business Month talk from Naomi Simson author of “Live What You Love” and founder of “Red Balloon” a hugely successful online gift retailer.  She’s also a television personality staring in the hit show “Shark Tank.” Her talk was engaging, entertaining, inspiring and – best of all – practical.  Some […]

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Business and Life Wisdom from Ruslan Kogan

I just spent the morning listening to Ruslan Kogan – founder and CEO of kogan.com – share his business and life wisdom.  Probably the best speech I’ve ever heard.  Not because he made everyone laugh a lot – although he did; not because he had great stories – although he did; and not because he’s […]

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Expert … what kind?

Next time you run into an “expert” you may want to find out “what kind.”  Especially, if this particular expert want to sell you something.  Or, wants to give you some advise. You see, the person may very well be an expert.  It’s just that they’re not an expert in what they say they are, […]

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The Language of Marriage

My eldest daughter Franchesca (Chez) got married yesterday.  She and her new husband Dwayne asked me to give a speech at the reception; here’s what I said … The Language of Marriage I’ve been married now for over 24 years and I’ve known Franchesca since she was born so I feel somewhat qualified to share […]

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