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Jacking Around

Jacking Around

We lost a great corporate leadership and management guru last month. But I hope we don’t lose the great lessons this man has taught the world. Jack Welch built General Electric into an industrial and financial powerhouse. As chairman and CEO of GE from 1981 to 2001,...

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The Catch

The Catch

Tate Spaulding and "Some Guy"There’s not a person in the world that’s seen the 1989 movie Field of Dreams that doesn’t remember the final scene when Ray Kinsella asks his late father, John Kinsella, to have a baseball catch in the cornfields of Iowa. You’d have to...

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Spaulding’s Top 10

Spaulding’s Top 10

Yesterday was the first time in fifty years that I was bored to death.  Sequestered in my home the past week, I was trying to find things to do with my newly found time.  I decided to reach out to some of my friends and ask them their favorite movies of all time.  You...

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Upside Down & Inside Out

Upside Down & Inside Out

My life is turned upside down.  Perhaps yours is, too.  My business is turned inside out. Perhaps yours is, too.  Everything that I’m used to is no longer. Perhaps you feel the same way, too. I’m used to heading to an airport twenty times a month. No more airports in...

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Endangered Species

Endangered Species

Last September I took my father on fishing trip to Alaska to celebrate my 50th birthday. It was a week that I’ll never forget. From Anchorage, we flew into a fishing village called King Salmon and then took a 30-minute float plane to our remote fishing camp. I’d never...

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Bone Chilling

Bone Chilling

Over the holiday break I met with a young professional that attended our Global Youth Leadership Academy years ago. Very bright young lady. She was telling me all about this amazing Silicon Valley company she started working for after she graduated college. She was so...

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Lost Art

Lost Art

Celebrating birthdays growing up in Suffern, New York, were always bittersweet. Bitter because of my mother. And sweet because of my mother. Let me explain. I know many people claim that their mamas are the best cooks in the world, but my mother, who is 100% Italian,...

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Life’s Math

Life’s Math

I hated math growing up. And hated just about every math teacher I’ve ever had. Maybe because I’m dyslexic and it’s not fun looking at a bunch of numbers that are dancing around. Maybe it’s because I failed or barely passed just about every math class I had ever...

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What Comes Around

What Comes Around

I remember when I was 14 years old and I begged my father to take me skiing at Mt. Peter, a small ski mountain upstate New York in Warwick. I first started to ski when I was 13 and became obsessed with the slopes. I wanted to ski every chance I could get. Fast forward...

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Ruthless

Ruthless

If I received a dollar for every time someone asked me, “What is your greatest advice?”, I’d be a wealthy man. Parents want to share the answer to this question with their children, husbands with their wives and vice versa, friends with their neighbors, and leaders...

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