I "anti-miss" my daughter

I "anti-miss" my daughter

“Do you miss your daughter?”  This is not an inquiry, but rather a rhetorical question from anyone I pass who knows that my seventeen year old is travelling this summer through Vietnam, Cambodia, and Thailand.  


Should I admit that not only do I not miss her, I actually feel like I have found her.

Lessons from a soccer ball

Lessons from a soccer ball

Sales is arguably the most important part of any budding business.

For years, I met with software companies and it would amaze me how they would work through every detail of the user experience but forget to think about sales.

I would tease them that even if they developed the product to be “perfect” they couldn’t just cut a hole in the wall of their building and hope people would drive up to purchase like at McDonald’s. Actually, quite the opposite, good product development begins with sales by integrating customer feedback early in the process.

Letting Your Passion Shape Your Business

Letting Your Passion Shape Your Business

As summer approaches, I am thrilled to hear of so many wonderful travel plans so I think of my favorite travel guru.  A dear friend of mine Jeremy Shaw, is a trained lawyer and has a master’s degree in business administration. He spent decades in his legal career and as a telecommunications consultant. One day he looked up from his law practice and realized that he was racing through life working long hours so he could afford time and money for his true passion, traveling to Spain and Portugal to taste great wines…