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Veterans and Legacy

Money, power, fame and fan adulation appear to be important to politicians, sports figures, television personalities, and online influencers among others.  Given all the...

Defining Great Service

What is good service? When guest expectations are low, and we exceed them . . . not too exciting. But when guest expectations are high, and we manage to do even better, then we have accomplished something.

Courage: Taking the First Step

Courage. The power to make your own decisions. The ability to act despite all odds when you know you are right. The ability to stand apart from others when your convictions are more important than your popularity.

China, Into the Breach

The U.S.’s primary economic rival continues its efforts to be the predominant influencer in Asia. On September 16th, China submitted its official application to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). The irony of this development is that the U.S. had once been the country leading the effort for concluding this agreement when it was known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement.

The Ninety-Somethings

A good friend in Michigan announced the very recent passing of his father.  I never met his father, but the son, my friend, is someone with whom I have spent time discussing things professionally and also passing time as we solved the world’s problems.  The man was in his mid-nineties and a World War II veteran.  A year has passed since I received a similar announcement from another friend in New York.  In the latter case, I had met her father once, and we had dined together, having had a great, enjoyable and memorable evening. 

We are all Entrepreneurs

Whether you are a stay-at-home parent or a business executive, we are all running a small business, which is called our life.

Derek DelGaudio’s In & Of Itself (Hulu)

Derek DelGaudio’s In & Of Itself is a film I can't explain. I believe it is one of the most poignant, emotionally moving, and challenging minutes I have spent. I have watched it three times in its entirety. Each time I go away feeling something inside of me has changed. And it has. I just can't explain it. I would encourage you to take that journey yourself. Turn your cell phone off and any other distractions. Turn off your inner dialogue and let the film flow to you.

Ingram’s Transformation of the Publishing World

If you’ve never heard the name John Ingram, you will be surprised to learn that his family has been instrumental in transforming the publishing...

Oprah Winfrey to be Keynote Speaker at U.S. Book Show

Oprah Winfrey will be the opening keynote speaker at the U.S. Book Show, the virtual book publishing trade show presented by Publishers Weekly. Oprah Winfrey will...

Author of NYT Bestseller So You Want to Talk About Race to Set Stage for Book Fair

Ijeoma Oluo, the author of So You Want to Talk About Race and Mediocre: The Dangerous Legacy of White Male Power, is to speak at the U.S. Book...

Veterans and Legacy

Arlington Cemetery

Yona Goes To the Magic Flute

Defining Great Service

China, Into the Breach

The Ninety-Somethings

We are all Entrepreneurs