President Kennedy and the Moonshot

Tweet The term ‘Big Hairy Audacious Goal’ was proposed by James Collins and Jerry Porras in their 1994 book entitled Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies “A true BHAG is clear and compelling, serves as unifying focal point of effort, and acts as a clear catalyst for team spirit. It has a clear.. read more →

No Time, for Bad Wine

Tweet Whenever someone tells me they don’t like red wine, I immediately say, “then you’ve only had bad wine.” Great wine is life changing, bad wine creates contorted faces full of tortured disgust. To make matters worse, I’m a wine snob which isn’t a good thing, but I have to come clean about my only.. read more →

What is your story, Inigo Montoya?

Tweet “Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.” Inigo Montoya, The Princess Bride,1987 If you’ve seen the movie,  “The Princess Bride,”  you know this quote and you know the story of Inigo Montoya.  The story of a boy who watched his father murdered because of a disagreement over the.. read more →

The Wisdom of Rod Stewart

Tweet “You need passion, we need passion Can’t live without passion, won’t live without passion” -Rod Stewart 1980! As I was jogging this morning on the treadmill trying to come up with today’s blog, this song from Rod Stewart popped into my mind (I owned the 45 of this song in 1980 and much to.. read more →

Inspire and Light Fires

Tweet Picture if you will a 19 year old Matt Bear (yes, I’m going 3rd person), with a mullet, a white Camaro and a newly printed Nevada Real Estate License. To make matters worse, I actually had one of those magnet real estate signs on the side of my white Camaro to prove that I.. read more →

Into the Woods: 2015

Tweet It’s no secret that I love musicals. My two girls are in musical theater,, so I have plausible cover. I don’t love every musical, but I just adore “Into the Woods.” The movie that just came out does a first rate job of translating the stage version into film. If you saw the.. read more →

Why I Love Jazz

Tweet In junior high school I played trombone in the jazz band. While, I had more volume than talent, jazz music was something that I learned to love. I stopped playing when I got to high school, to the great relief of the saxophone players that sat in front of the trombone section (on a.. read more →

It’s Official, I’m An Adult

Tweet I love the weekend edition of the Wall Street Journal.  While I’ve loved it for some time now, I realized this morning (Saturday), that I’m practically giddy about reading the Peggy Noonan (first section, back page) article every week.  So, it’s undeniable, I’m an adult.  I’m good with this (mostly), especially since I just.. read more →

“Searching” For the Future

Tweet Now that Google is a teenager, the company, led by Larry Page and Sergey Brin is branching off into new territories.  They are forging new technologies and breakthroughs that are beginning to make Star Trek gadgets and other Hollywood magic commonplace within the walls of the Googleplex. The following link is to the most.. read more →

I’m a Geek And You should be Too.

Tweet I’m now finished with the book, “The Innovators,’ by Walter Isaacson.  This is a very valuable history of computers from the very beginning to today.  I’m so grateful for writers like him who use their life for the betterment of all of their readers and fans.  What a gift! This book has helped me.. read more →