An End of the Year Story
Goals / Positive Mental Attitude / Poverty / Self Improvement / Self Preservation

An End of the Year Story

Every year, at this time, I write about resolutions that we all try to make looking into the coming reboot of our calendar. It’s a time of self pledges that, in our minds, will make us become better. Whether its weight loss, vices, or personal self-improvement; the New Year offers us an imaginary “clean slate”.  … Continue reading

Building your Brand
Business / Careers / Marketing / Positive Mental Attitude / Self Improvement

Building your Brand

When you think of building a brand, you probably think of a product or a business. Successful branding will immediately give you a feeling; one of quality, reliability, and sustainability. When people think of you, do they have those same feelings? Whether you are building a business or in a career, your personal brand is … Continue reading

What can we learn from the Olympic Athletes?
Goals / Leadership / Positive Mental Attitude / Private Equity / Start-ups / Success / Wealth

What can we learn from the Olympic Athletes?

It always amazes me; the psychology of sports. As I wrote in June 2013: I am fully aware of the power of the mind when it relates to not just sports, but business…and ultimately success and failure. How can Olympic records, as they relate to time, distance, and precision, be constantly broken year after year? … Continue reading

Celebrity Power that “Packs a Punch”
Entrepreneurship / Leadership / Positive Mental Attitude

Celebrity Power that “Packs a Punch”

Since the first chariot was endorsed by the first Gladiator, famous figures have been sought out for endorsements. This has not changed. What has changed is the realization by these inspirational figures, of the good they can give back to society by lending their name to causes that inspire them. I’m not talking about save … Continue reading

It’s the “Golden Arches” not the “Golden Bassinet”
Investing / Leadership / Positive Mental Attitude / Private Equity

It’s the “Golden Arches” not the “Golden Bassinet”

When I was going to college and came home for the first summer, I worked at my father’s wholesale jewelry warehouse. There were a lot of heavy boxes to move around of costume jewelry and orders to fill from 100’s of rows. It was really simple stuff and also. . . being the boss’s son and … Continue reading

It’s ALL in your mind!
PMA/Positive mental attitude and contrarion investing / Positive Mental Attitude / Private Equity

It’s ALL in your mind!

A winter sport played well into June…that’s enough to play with your “head.” The first game of the National Hockey League Stanley Cup Finals were played last night in Chicago. It was Chicago Blackhawks and the Boston Bruins. You might think: “What do I care! I don’t follow hockey or even know what it is!” Bear … Continue reading