Monday Thoughts: Robert Downey Jr.

Robert Downey Jr. Last week I heard a very accomplished actor say that Robert Downey Jr. is the top male actor of this era.  This week Iron Man 3 opened to over $600 Million in worldwide sales (Downey reportedly earned over $50 Million) and it is tracking to become potentially the highest grossing film all…

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Mr. Miyagi Knows Best

Mr. Miyagi Knows Best Yesterday after another typical round of golf that had some good and some bad, I found myself trying to figure out why golf is so simple and so hard at the same time.  It even got me thinking about the broader connections that playing golf has to creative learning and life…

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Competition

Competition Nowadays if you watch TV everything is a competition.  Baking, fashion, hair styling, cooking, diving, dancing, singing and of course, weight loss.  Pick a topic…it’s probably on the horizon.  Seemingly every network has tried to capitalize on every possible angle to create drama through competition. Guess what: we are getting in the game!  No,…

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Monday Thoughts: Crossroads

Crossroads Before you think I am going to write about some heavy crossroad I have faced in my life, you’re wrong.   The “Crossroads” I want to tell you about was this amazing two-day music event featuring the top blues guitarists in the world that I had the pleasure of seeing on Saturday night at MSG.…

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ADHD

ADHD As reported in today’s NY Times, according to the Federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one out of five high school boys in America have ADHD.  For those of us with kids in high school, I don’t think this surprises any of us.  While it clearly creates challenges for society, my “cup half full”…

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Monday Thoughts: March Madness

March Madness Yesterday I visited my mother to celebrate her birthday and during lunch she turned to me and asked, “When are all these damn basketball games over?”   Her concern was that “March Madness” was pre-empting her regular shows and she couldn’t understand why there were so many games. Of course my 77 year-old mother…

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Spring Fever

Spring Fever Raise your hand in the air if you are ready for spring!  No matter what happens in winter, whether it is freezing or not, by the time February comes around I am done.  By mid-March I feel like I haven’t been outside in years and my prison furlough is on the horizon. Not everyone feels…

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Exit Sandman

Exit Sandman Mo is leaving us.  During the last 18 years, Mariano Rivera became the greatest relief pitcher in baseball history and he did it with the kind of poise, grace and simplicity that most often accompanies the best of the best.   You may ask why I’m writing about a baseball player when I usually…

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Silver Linings

I saw Silver Linings Playbook on Friday and loved every minute of it.  While I haven’t seen all of the award nominees, I can say that all of the films I did see had a really nice flavor about them.  My motivation to go to the movies is starting to grow again.  Perhaps it’s also…

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Your Elevator Pitch

What is One River? People often ask me: “what is One River?”  At that moment I think about what I was taught early on in sales training about an “elevator pitch”.  In essence, an elevator pitch is how you would describe your service during the duration of one elevator ride with someone.  The problem is…

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