Monthly Archives: February 2013

The Man Who Saved the Union

This is the second presidential biography that I have read by H.W. Brands. The first was “A Traitor to His Class” and like the first, this one did not disappoint. “The Man Who Saved the Union” is an excellent biography … Continue reading

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Why Banks Won’t Convert to Credit Unions – It’s All About Money and Control

  In what has become as predictable as the swallows returning to Capistrano, the banks are in the legislatures complaining about how unfair it is that credit unions are tax exempt and this causes there to not be a level … Continue reading

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Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power

This book by Jon Meacham is an excellent biography of a very complicated man. Jefferson was a brilliant individual with a thirst for learning. He also sought power and control, but was very nonconfrontational. The book is an informative and … Continue reading

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President’s Day

As today is President’s Day, I thought that I would share with you some of my favorite quotes (not in any priority order). As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter … Continue reading

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Trust Agents

I read this book (the updated version) by Chris Brogan and Julien Smith about 9 months ago and the themes in the book have stayed with me. It is written in an engaging and informative style that makes it difficult … Continue reading

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Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday

Today is Abraham Lincoln’s birthday. Lincoln has been one of my role model leaders since I was in grade school. I have read several books about him over the years starting with Carl Sandberg through one that I am currently … Continue reading

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Improvement and Pacing

  I am reading this book as part of the 12 Books reading group. I am sharing my answers to questions that the author raises throughout the book. The first chapter is about Improvement and Pacing – Building and Sustaining … Continue reading

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