Thomas Becket, bishop, and martyr: a story of his faith above King Henry II’s power


In my reading of the “Liturgy of the hours” this morning, I learned about the commemoration of the life and death of Thomas Becket (1118-1170,) a bishop who was assassinated by the agents of King Henry II of England, his friend, for his willingness to defend what he believed above the king’s interests. Born inContinue reading “Thomas Becket, bishop, and martyr: a story of his faith above King Henry II’s power”

Christmas Eve used to be a “no sleep night.”


When I was a boy, back home in Haiti, Christmas Eve, December 24, used to be a “jamèdodo,” a no sleep night time. This was my day. The day I always dreamed for the whole year to be free, and to do whatever I was pleased of doing with my friends in the neighborhood whomContinue reading “Christmas Eve used to be a “no sleep night.””

Leadership & Respect: What you do matters, and your actions will attract your followers.


I am part of a leadership book club which has offered to read for the last three months “The 21 irrefutable Laws of Leadership” from the New York Times Best-selling author John Maxwell. I am sitting at the doctor’s office and, instead of picking up one of those phony magazines in the waiting room, IContinue reading “Leadership & Respect: What you do matters, and your actions will attract your followers.”

Reading Ariely’s “Dollars and Sense” to understand “how we misthink money and how to spend smarter.”


This is the moment of the week to visit my local bookstore and discover what’s new on the shelves. Walking through the aisles, my eyes glanced over a blue hard cover book entitled “Dollars and Sense” with a human head design which carries the subtitle “How we misthink money and how to spend smarter,” co-authoredContinue reading “Reading Ariely’s “Dollars and Sense” to understand “how we misthink money and how to spend smarter.””

Development: moving from nations development, to personal & self-development


The  half of the 20th century is called the century of development. Geographer Alfred Sauvy coined the concept of “developed country” which he opposed to “underdeveloped countries.” One question being posed: what enabled some societies to develop democratic institutions and sustainable economic wealth while others were prone to dictatorship and outcry poverty? Some argued thatContinue reading “Development: moving from nations development, to personal & self-development”

There’s a financial-literacy crisis in the U.S., according to the WSJ. And, we have a program for that!


Can you imagine taking a test, and 99% of the class fails the test. Who is at fault: the teacher, and/or the students? when I ask my friends this questions, some of them answer the teacher, others tell me the students are at fault, and some others agree both of them. Whatever their answer, IContinue reading “There’s a financial-literacy crisis in the U.S., according to the WSJ. And, we have a program for that!”

After Irma, an upcoming leadership week-end in Florida with life coaches Georges & Jill Guzzardo to bring hope and meaning to LIFE.


I am excited to announce a full, pack leadership development event in Florida, this upcoming week-end with life coaches Georges and Jill Guzzardo. After the passage of hurricane Irma, this self-development and community event will bring hope, power, and meaning to live the life we’ve always wanted. ABOUT GEORGE AND JILL GUZZARDO After completing theirContinue reading “After Irma, an upcoming leadership week-end in Florida with life coaches Georges & Jill Guzzardo to bring hope and meaning to LIFE.”

Reaching goals and having new socks: the fun of delayed gratification.


My wife, Marijo, just bought me new socks as a reward for having reached part of my goals for the last business cycle which was to be Power Player and to break Power Players. I will tell you more about Power Player in another post. But today, my aim is to share with you theContinue reading “Reaching goals and having new socks: the fun of delayed gratification.”