4002 – Without The Field, There Are No Champions (All Super Heroes Need A Nemesis)

Competition is a dirty word among a large number of younger entrepreneurs. Admittedly, I don’t get it. But I’m no longer a young entrepreneur. Besides that, I grew up in retailing where it was dog eat dog. When I was about 27 I was courted by a large retailer out of the west coast. During …

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4001 – Mini-Bikes, Stereo Gear And Microphones: A Love Affair With Gadgets

“I’m not young enough to know everything.” ― J.M. Barrie, The Admirable Crichton Gadgets. Gizmos. They’re synonymous. Interchangeable. Two of my favorite G words, although I am particularly fond of the word gynotikolobomassophile.* Gadgets and gizmos, as I use those terms, don’t refer to things with names I don’t know, or can’t recall. Rather, gadgets and …

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Men Who Influence Boys

Men Who Influence Boys

This time of year I’m approached by numerous charities to make a professional contribution (i.e. donation). Sometimes a personal story is used to inspire. And sometimes the stories are sad tales of a neglected child. A boy who has no father. And so I’m reminded of the role men play in the lives of boys. …

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M. Lynwood Smith

M. Lynwood Smith

This post originally appeared at MaxMcAlister.com, a website I created for my first grandson. Max will never get to know Lynwood. It’s hard for me to imagine, having never spent a moment of life where I didn’t know Lynwood. He was larger than life to me. A fixture of our brotherhood. A man who terrified …

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