Game Changer

In my career, there were a variety of milestones and experiences which were formative moments. However, the most significant moment came around 2015 where I realized what the game actually is. Prior to this, my perception on career was completely misguided, which I discussed in my article “The Goal, Breaking Free, and Achieving Freedom” which […]

The Goal, Breaking Free, and Achieving Freedom

I was born from humble beginnings. Very humble beginnings where my parents struggled extensively to make ends meet. When you grow up from that or a middle class background, the assumption is “if I can only get that big job, become a VP, then I will be set!” This may have been true at one point in […]

Timeless Leadership Principles from Antiquity

I have a strong passion for history and am a voracious reader of classical works. I strongly believe the secret to understanding the present and future is to study the past. The human condition necessitates that we will repeat the mistakes of the past unless we understand and learn from them. In the corporate world, […]

In Tribute of International Women’s Day – Thinking About My Daughter

In August of last year, my life once again took a dramatic turn. In addition to my two sons, my daughter, Violet Rose, was born. Not uncommon to most parents, I had an immediate sense of pride and love for my daughter. I also sensed a limitless potential in her and felt she could accomplish […]

Personal Leadership: Lessons from George Washington

History is fascinating.  Though underappreciated by many, history can teach us lessons we can apply prospectively by looking at correlations between past and current events.  For me, history has always been a way of understanding the events of the past to interpret events in the present day.  The human condition necessitates that we will repeat the mistakes […]

Dynamic Thinking: The Power of an Outside the Box Mindset

My wife often gets asked “what does your husband do for a living”?  This question is difficult for her to answer, as my career has not followed a traditional progression or function.  This non-traditional path resulted from a thirst for knowledge, the desire to continuously improve, and the eclectic nature of my personality. Most recently, […]

An Ode to Introverts

Being an introvert is difficult in today’s world.  Western culture places a premium on extrovert traits, such as decisiveness, action orientation, enjoyment socializing, and comfort being the center of attention.  This premium is prevalent in the academic setting, which you can read about here, and in the workplace.  In the workplace specifically, introverts can be stereotyped and some […]

Embracing your Inner Heel

A heel, in the sports and entertainment context, is a polarizing figure that plays an antagonist role.  Most notably, this concept has been successfully used in professional wrestling, boxing, and mixed martial arts (MMA) to generate interest in a fight and sell more tickets and pay-per-view buys.  The concept even has been used in baseball and football…think the NY Yankees […]

Take Time to Smell the Roses

“Today, just take time to smell the roses, enjoy those little things about your life, your family, spouse, friends, job. Forget about the thorns -the pains and problems they cause you – and enjoy life” – Bernard Kelvin Clive This quote (and underlying concept) resonates on both a personal and professional level.  As a busy […]

The Satisfaction of Doing Things Yourself

This weekend, I spent two long 10 hour days with my father in law to build his deck in Connecticut.  This involved measuring, cutting wood, framing sections, and using a variety of different tools to accomplish the goal.  While I am nursing a semi-severe sunburn on the back of my neck and a sore back, […]