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9:32 am

Our society will Crumble without Justice-minded Capitalism

"If [justice] is removed...the great, the immense fabric of human society...must in a moment crumble into atoms." - Adam Smith

I came across this quote from the father of capitalism through a wonderful TED talk I just watched from Paul Tudor Jones titled, Why we need to Rethink Capitalism. That is the video below.Read More

10:53 pm

Business IS Personal. Don't Forget That.

Today, we had our monthly Afila Group meeting. There was great discussion surrounding various strategic issues. However, I think the most poignant moment of the morning was a conversation I had with our host for the day.Read More

11:40 am

Why do we Adults need to Close Life Chapters

My youngest son finished his youth traveling basketball experience yesterday with a loss. He will be moving to the high school ranks next year and it's possible he won't be playing with the boys he's been playing with for upwards of 5 years.

However, my son didn't exhibit any semblance of remorseful feelings and was surprised that I was sad.

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3:45 pm

What My Members and I Learned in our first 3 Years. More than I thought.

When I started my executive roundtable business, Afila Group, three years ago this month, I had an idea as to the path the group would take and the value it would provide the members.

Roadside flowers 7_05-3I believed that the people in the group had he experience and the knowledge to help provide insights to one another that would help sharpen their strategies. I knew that I would be able to help them as a personal resource to hold each member accountable and to keep looking forward.Read More

7:58 am

Do you listen to Understand, or to Respond? 3 Tips to better Understand.

I just came across an interesting quote from Stephen Covey.

"Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply."

We are all subject to this quote. Whether it happens when we are under stress, when we see ourselves as the superior whose job it is to solve problems or a myriad other reasons. We all do it.Read More

3:08 pm

Why are Youth Sports Parents Hurting our Future Leaders?

You see it everywhere.

Parents yelling, charging at referees who make calls they don't like.

Parents forcing coaches out of their jobs because their child didn't play as much as they thought they should or the team didn't win enough games.Read More

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