Sitting with my Mammaw one morning at her kitchen table in Grafton, WV, our conversation strayed to her disappointment with a recent life decision I had made. She was a very direct woman, so she didn’t pull any punches. “I’m disappointed in you, Jeff. You’ve hurt your family. I just never thought I’d see you […]
I’ve watched more than my fair share of business leaders start down the path of defining a company’s core values, only to be distracted by the more pleasant route of articulating aspirational values instead. Why? Because facing the truth is hard. Your core values are the truth. They are your behavior. They are what already […]
Thanks to BoomTown for publishing these short thoughts. I’ve written about values and the real estate industry in the past, but I thought I’d share these quick thoughts here, along with a transcription of the video. The first thought was cut off and really should be completed. “What I know is that the people who’ve taken […]
“The fundamental purpose of the exercise, or Russian disinformation, experts said, is to undermine the official version of events — even the very idea that there is an actual version of the facts — and foster a kind of policy paralysis.” Taken from The New York Times article, A Powerful Russian Weapon: The Spread of False […]
I was updating plugins this morning on this blog, because that’s what responsible people do, and noticed that I hadn’t written here in a while. I also noticed there was an unpublished post in draft. It was from March of 2014. Would I write it differently today? Probably. There’s likely reason I didn’t post it. I have […]
Every time I allowed myself to think I had arrived, I hadn’t. Every time I called myself a failure, I wasn’t. Every moment – each high and each low – was simply a step on the path to this moment. Period.