In Fortune 500 boardrooms the buzzword of 2011 has certainly been “disruption”. Corporate executives watch in horror as the Internet transforms entire industries in favor of quicker—more connected—upstarts. The seismic shifts that have hit the music, news, entertainment, and publishing industries will be the topic of business school case studies for decades to come. More critically, […]
Have you ever noticed that when you are focused on achieving a goal you have lots of energy, you feel alive, and you have a sense of meaning and purpose about your life? When I am clear about my path, opportunities open up, miracles occur and great joy is experienced.
It is in having a goal […]
We have all experienced quite a tumultuous past few years. Whether we’ve lost a job, a house or watched others lose theirs, it has been hard not to notice that many things have changed or are not what they were.
I recently saw the movie, “The Company Men”. This really brought home to me the difficulties […]
I remember squinting at the alarm clock as I woke up on my 50th birthday. Red glowing numbers came into focus, 4:51. I’m reminded of Ray Bradbury’s book Fahrenheit 451, and I think about the book that I’m writing with Felicia. I’ve been obsessing over details, and she has been urging me firmly, “Just get […]
Severo “Ami” Amagna, passed away on February 12, 2011 at the age of 87 in Carrollton, TX. Originally from the Philippines, Ami was the son of the late Agerico Amagna & Salavadora Venzon of Iba, Zambales. He was preceded in death by his wife, Anita Amagna. He is survived by his children Linda Gerber (Hal), […]
Sometimes in life we are given opportunities to overcome tremendous obstacles. I often think that when we are thrown a curve ball that our best move is to hit a home run. It is at these times that we are able to truly show what kind of people we are. Do we give up and […]
Have you ever stood on the edge of a lake and watched the patterns that waves make as they crisscross each other? If you watch long enough, the different patterns begin to sort themselves out in your mind and you see the sources of the waves as well as their reflections from the shore. Waves […]
The past few years we have been experiencing a global recession. Although this has been a big adjustment for many people, I have been amazed at all of the many opportunities this has presented. Housing has become more affordable with mortgage rates lower than they have been in decades, technology has gotten better and cheaper, […]
In 1971, amidst much controversy, Daniel Ellsberg and the New York Times published a bevy of secret government documents that came to be known as the “Pentagon Papers”. The Washington Post subsequently published portions of the classified reports. Fast forward to 2010 and observe the almost unanimous media outrage over Julian Assange’s WikiLeaks. The difference? […]
For the past few years, I have been thinking that I would like to lose 10 pounds. Recently I learned about Human Chorionic Gonadotrophin (HCG). Dr. A.T.W. Simeons wrote a manuscript entitled, “Pounds and Inches” where he discussed how combining HCG with a 500-calorie diet helped a person to access the fat stores in their […]