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  • Are you David or Goliath?

    I am an admitted Malcom Gladwell addict.  I had a copy of his new book, David and Goliath, on order weeks prior to release.  His most recent book is obviously framed around the famous biblical battle.  In true Gladwell fashion, he takes the story and unveils the less obvious truths about the battle.  The core thesis is that giants are not always

  • Learning from Failure

    I recently went through a small professional failure and it got me thinking.  After a small 12 hour window of feeling embarrassed and a tad ashamed, I woke up with a new perspective and look on the day.  This is also not the first time I have failed and it sure as hell will not be the last.  This led

  • Go Negative, Get Results!

    Being a proud father of two young boys who love superheroes, I am reminded regularly of all of the great lines from comic books and cartoons from my past.  Spiderman is told by his uncle, “with great power comes great responsibility”.  Although not many of us have the ability to spin webs, swing from skyscrapers and beat up bad guys;

  • My Love-Hate Relationship with Sallie Mae

    Instead of discussing a healthcare topic, I decided to change gears a bit. I am debating on where to invest the money from my children’s savings accounts to assist with their college expenses. I have contemplated the 529 plans and also had a few suggestions about IRAs from my financial advisor. As I think about my options, and realize that

  • Change, Both Personally and Professionally

    Over the last three years, I have not only personally had a lot of change in my life, but I have also seen many forms of change with friends and loved ones alike.  Personally, I quit my job, started a successful business, lost 130 lbs. and many, many more things.  I have seen friends and loved ones move, start new