Posts under Tag: motivation
“We Are Wall Street”: The Top 1% Are Mad as Hell and Fighting Back!

Like a scene out of Atlas Shrugged… Wall Streeters recently struck back by dropping leaflets on the Occupy Wall Street movement. Here’s what the leaflets said: “We are Wall Street. It’s our job to make money. Whether it’s a commodity, stock, bond, or some hypothetical piece of fake paper, it doesn’t matter. We would trade baseball cards if it were […]

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A Different Take on the Richest 1%

My inbox has been bombed with e-mails from folks outraged by the wealth disparity between the richest 1% and the balance of America. A few bullet points: The Top 1 Percent of Americans Owns 40 Percent of the Nation’s Wealth The Top 1 Percent of Americans Take Home 24 Percent of National Income The Top 1 Percent Of Americans Own […]

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MLB Playoffs: My Annual Team Payroll Analysis

With Fall in the air and my hometown Tampa Bay Rays in the playoffs for the 3rd out of 4 years my thoughts turn to…. my 4th annual playoff payroll analysis. Maybe I have a screw loose (my wife will attest to this), but I think it is amazing to compare and contrast how well a team does on the […]

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Have a favorite song that tells a story?

The weekend project in my oldest daughter’s 9th grade literature class is to find 10 songs that tell a story (narrative poem)… and then summarize ’em… very cool assignment. Have a favorite song that tells a story? Here are five of mine: 5. Roy Orbison’s cover of “The Comedians” written by Elvis Costello 4. Pearl Jam’s cover of “Last Kiss” […]

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Over 10,000 people a day start turning 65 this year…

I was talking on the phone to a friend of mine today (he is 70+ years young and still working every day as a real estate broker/investor) and was stupefied by a statistic that he shared with me: over 10,000 people a day will be turning 65 staring in 2011. Even more staggering is the fact that this wave of […]

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The Speedo Solution to TSA Pat Downs

One of my ski buddies is a frequent flier with an artificial hip… take less than 30 seconds to watch this hilarious video… Story link:

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Thanksgiving Blessing

Thanksgiving is a big deal for my family. Over the last few years my wife and I have assumed the responsibility of hosting Thanksgiving at our home rather than rotating it throughout the family. We have an open door policy and our friends and family typically bringing folks we’re never met before with the head count regularly topping 40-50+. To […]

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If you can’t, you must. If you must, you can.

Last week I watched my wife do the hardest think she’s ever done… no, not childbirth (I was there for that, too). As the youngest of four siblings she stood in front of dozens of friends and family pouring out her heart to give her beloved father’s eulogy. It was a magnificent and uplifting moment and I have never been […]

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You’ve failed many times, although you may not remember. You fell down the first time you tried to walk. You almost drowned the first time you tried to swim, didn’t you? Did you hit the ball the first time you swung a bat? Heavy hitters, the ones who hit the most home runs, also strike out a lot. R.H. Macy […]

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