“The Value of Mavericks”

Thinking out of the box is not a given. Often this requires brainstorming rules that permit all ideas. These rules guide idea generation given the “safe-harbor” guidelines. But have you noticed that idea generation comes easier for some people?  And it’s not so...

“The Magical Touch”

Recently, in preparation for a conference call, I closed my office door. I efficiently persuaded the door with just the right force and, with subconscious guidance, the substantial cherry wood door gently kissed the doorframe. Not an ounce of undue muscle or exertion...

“From Sports To Business”

How does an athlete successfully transition from sports to business? This basic question was asked of the panel comprised of three former athletes. The panel sponsored by BizTimes – a regional media company – included a retired professional baseball player, a retired...

“To Whom the Tangible Debt is Owed”

An east coast reporter asked the question below of the three brothers a few months ago. Our answer follows. While there are many intangible debts that we each have to our parents, teachers and coaches, over this Memorial Day, the last paragraph really says it all and...

“Reminiscing”

My brothers and I recently enjoyed the Big Ten and Olympic Trials Wrestling Tournaments, held in Iowa City. We particularly enjoyed visiting with old teammates and loyal fans. As we get older, we try to come in a day early to an event. This extra day provides us with...