What you could do if you didn’t spend your money on stupid

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERACaroline Gleason* had been out of work for quite a long time. When she finally found a job the wages were competitive but not enough to take to the Cayman Islands. Soon after getting the job she showed up sporting a new tattoo. Not long after that she had another. She told her co-workers that as soon as she got paid she was going to buy yet another.

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The power of purpose and how you can turn it loose for the price of a Thirstbuster

This post is a departure from my usual leadership topics. 14 years ago my son went to Uganda to work for three months with a non-profit organization doing work in AIDS prevention among young people. He had recently graduated from university and was pondering job offers and career choices. While he was in Uganda he … Read more The power of purpose and how you can turn it loose for the price of a Thirstbuster

Just fix it

A few years ago there was a gathering of classic car enthusiasts who met to consider impending legislation that could negatively impact the hobby. As part of the event, there were breakout sessions led by authorities in the field. One of them dealt with maintenance issues on vintage vehicles. During the Q&A session one classic … Read more Just fix it

How to create something out of nothing and make more out of less

Tomorrow is our community-wide yard sale. We live in a gated community of about 1300 homes and the sale is for residents only. The rules are fairly rigid but not draconian so that’s okay with us. It is supposed to begin at 8 a.m. but since everyone here is over the age of 55 there … Read more How to create something out of nothing and make more out of less