I love listening to commencement addresses. I always take at least one golden nugget from the speech. Today was no different.
Michaline Frances Borek, my one and only beautiful daughter, graduated today, May 19, 2013 with a Bachelors of Science and a major in Accounting from Lemoyne College in Syracuse, NY. I’m a proud Papa.
To be honest, on Mikey’s big day, I had other things on my mind that were clouding my thinking. Continue reading
What did you learn from your mother?
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Mom taught me many things. The most important were the basics: treat others with respect, honor other people’s possessions, work hard, give to others, save your money, volunteer, go to church, tell the truth, to name a few.
I grew up in the hood. I’m lucky I had a strong street smarts loving mother who taught me how to not only survive, but thrive in spite of my dangerous environment. Continue reading
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What’s the secret of success? We’re all in search of this magic sauce.
8 To Be Great by Richard St. John
Yesterday, I watched a TED talk, one of my favorite sites for intellectual stimulation, given by Richard St. John. He’s a passionate entrepreneur who founded the St. John Group. He’s experienced lots of success:
- Achieved corporate success as ten-year member of scientific staff at Nortel’s R&D labs
- Won highest awards in business communications.
- Became a millionaire.
- Has a black belt in judo.
- Cycled halfway around the world on a ten-speed bike.
- Ran over 50 marathons on all seven continents.
- Climbed two of the world’s seven summits.
In his speech at TED, “Success Is A Continuous Journey,” Richard described how he built a wonderful company, became an awful manager, bought a fast car, made a ton of cash, and was miserable. Then, everything went south. Continue reading