ARTICLES

Listen for hidden meanings in business communications

August 15, 2014
Listen closely to what someone is saying to you. It can be costly if you are not paying attention. Read More

Listen and learn: respecting other people’s viewpoints

June 6, 2014
With all the talk about political correctness and prejudice, I think there is a major issue that is not being discussed: When you have a pre-conceived idea of what a person is going to be like before you meet them, you may miss an opportunity to learn something from them. Read More

People’s core values predict what can be expected from them

March 28, 2014
Predictability: It’s almost never found — not in the weather, stock market, government, or almost any other facet of life. Read More

A Chinese viewpoint on welfare, education and health care

January 17, 2014
Every once in a while you stumble into a very informative conversation. The path to enlightenment can meander through some strange turns. Read More

In business, as in farming, there are certain irrefutable truths

December 13, 2013
We are going through another one of those periods where we are being told there is a new and better way to do things financially. Read More

Small business success enriches the lives of all of us

January 25, 2013
I listened to an interview with a woman on the radio recently stating that we need to get rid of the rich people in this country. Read More

The choices ahead: borrow, raise taxes or cut expenses

November 17, 2012
The federal income tax may be the cause of the end of our culture as we have known it. It will not be due to its complexity or cost of compliance. It will be because the power to tax one person for the benefit of another is an irresistible tool of political power. Read More