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Between The World And Me


I’ll start this post by mentioning my favorite read in 2016, J.D. Vance’s Hillbilly Elegy.  This book inspired me to believe that anything is possible and that the American Dream is still [...]

Between The World And Me2018-10-31T12:31:42-05:00

The Power Of Broke By Daymond John


The Power of Broke was the selection for our 2016 third quarter book club discussion and honestly, it would not have been my first choice. But it has been fun to read [...]

The Power Of Broke By Daymond John2018-10-31T12:33:00-05:00

“Hillbilly Elegy”


A timely deviation from my typical business focused titles, today’s book reflection is on Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance. Describing his life growing up [...]

“Hillbilly Elegy”2022-07-05T16:25:01-05:00

“The Innovator’s Dilemma”


Over the past six months we had a summer associate who inspired me with an innovative way to get more reading in than I ever thought possible, taking my appetite for continuous [...]

“The Innovator’s Dilemma”2018-10-31T19:19:42-05:00

“The Dip”


As I recently listened to an entrepreneur describe her vision and business plan, outlining that insufficient capital was a piece of the puzzle she was missing in order to reach her [...]

“The Dip”2018-10-31T19:20:37-05:00

“Liar’s Poker”


For this past quarter, the team picked one of the first business books I ever read, Liar’s Poker by Michael Lewis. Published in 1989, one year after I graduated from DePauw University, and [...]

“Liar’s Poker”2018-10-31T19:21:58-05:00

“How Google Works”


During a Conscious Capitalism event this Spring in Chicago I had the pleasure of hearing Joe Mansueto, founder of Morningstar, owner of Inc. Magazine and Fast Company, and longtime conscious capital innovator, speak.  During his presentation, he answered [...]

“How Google Works”2018-10-31T19:23:57-05:00

“David And Goliath”


As you all now know, turning 50 and my twin boys leaving the proverbial nest are the milestones I face in 2016.  Reflecting on the latter, I was having a discussion [...]

“David And Goliath”2018-10-31T19:25:46-05:00

“Into Thin Air”


Anyone that listened The Second Stage, or follows our ScaleCo Bookshelf blogs, knows that I love books, and more specifically, those that focus on business best practices.  But this past quarter, our selection [...]

“Into Thin Air”2018-10-31T19:26:52-05:00

“Contagious Culture”


As an entrepreneur, one of the most rewarding perks is the continuous learning journey that we are all on.  Surrounding ourselves with communities of fellow business owners, whether through entrepreneurial peer groups, [...]

“Contagious Culture”2018-10-31T19:28:01-05:00

“The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People”


A flurry of priorities and commitments pulling me in numerous directions, as the lines between personal and professional life continue to become blurrier and blurrier for us all; I want to [...]

“The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People”2018-10-31T19:29:06-05:00

“Reclaiming Conversation”


Reclaiming Conversation was recommended by Adam Kaufman, a longtime friend that was a member of my first Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) forum back in 2001. Of course way back in 2001 the group was called Young [...]

“Reclaiming Conversation”2018-11-01T22:57:49-05:00