The Insider’s Guide to Living Like James Bond – Take Risks but not Foolish Ones

In nearly every Bond film and book you will find at least one casino, one instance of gambling.  Ian Fleming, Bond’s creator, was a consummate gambler albeit not a particularly successful one. In Casino Royale, the very first Bond book, Fleming sets the tone and describes a key component in the nature and personality of … Read moreThe Insider’s Guide to Living Like James Bond – Take Risks but not Foolish Ones

Everything I ever needed to know about life, love and leadership I learned from James Bond

It might seem that James Bond, a character of fiction, is an unlikely subject for a series on anything serious. Recognized around the world as a womanizing, daredevil, gadget-dependent adventurer, 007 has captivated readers and audiences since the Ian Fleming’s books in the 1950’s. Millions of viewers flock to every new release and there is … Read moreEverything I ever needed to know about life, love and leadership I learned from James Bond

The single most powerful thing you can do today

They usually arrive in the deepest darkest days of winter. Their appearance signals the message that the days will indeed brighten, clouds will give way to sunshine, and long nights will be pushed back by longer days. What are “they?” They are seed catalogs, those colorful paper promises of better times just ahead. They bring … Read moreThe single most powerful thing you can do today

How to take a little and make it even less – Part 2

Rich people would rather be educated than entertained. This is a big one for me. So many of my Facebook friends fill their posts with their latest concert outing, theme park visit, vacation destination, or entertainment purchase. Wealthy people enjoy life, but their primary focus is knowing more not partying more. The average American watches … Read moreHow to take a little and make it even less – Part 2