Never. Never. Never. Never Give Up.

Sometimes Persistence Is the Only Answer

This is a series about getting your life back on track and achieving your goals. I was sitting at my subdivision pool with two-month-old Nick in my arms. I received a call from Claudene Clark. Claudene and I worked together while I was president of the US operations of a London-based professional services firm. She […]

The Demons Appeared

This is a series about getting your life back on track and achieving your goals. “What’s your bottom?” That’s the question people in Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) always talk about. They say things like, “When my car was repossessed because I forgot to park inside the warehouse where I was sleeping, that was my bottom,” or, […]

Phase 3: Romancing The Good Old Days (But Were They?!)

Understanding Regression

This is a series about getting your life back on track and achieving your goals. I was certain I needed to get back to my roots. I wanted to recreate what was the most fulfilling experience in my life. I wanted to return to entrepreneurs and startups. That’s where it was all happening. That’s where […]

How a Galopogos Tour Guide Gave Me Fresh Insight

And Helped Me Appreciate a Purpose Foreign to My Own

“The pirates visiting the island introduced goats, donkeys, and rats,” said Sophia, our tour guide. Kathy and I were on an anniversary trip to the Galapagos Islands. There are thirteen islands, all of which originated from volcanic eruptions. They believe these islands became inhabited by unique species somehow floating or flying the six hundred miles […]