Confucius philosophical leadership learning: The Great Learning!


What the Great Learning teaches is: to illustrate illustrious virtue; to renovate the people; and to rest in the highest excellence. The point where to rest being known, the object of pursuit is then determined; and, that being determined, an unperturbed calmness may be attained to. To that calmness there will succeed a tranquil repose.Continue reading “Confucius philosophical leadership learning: The Great Learning!”

Hell: ‘Whatever you fear most…’ an oustanding Edwidge Danticat’s folk story!


I am reading Edwige Danticat. Her recent memoir “Brother, I’m dying” is amazing. She tells her family story in poignant way. She combines her story with the story of her dad, her uncle, her countries, her travels, her neighborhood, her grandmas.to free herself, and to free us as well to tell our own story, and toContinue reading “Hell: ‘Whatever you fear most…’ an oustanding Edwidge Danticat’s folk story!”

Remember your story, carry your story, and tell your story!


“I hope that you will always remember your story, and that you will carry your story with you as proudly as I carry mine.” First Lady Michele Obama told a graduating class of 100 students, giving the commencement address to Santa Fe Indian School. She personalized the history of the African American experience, and shared her family’sContinue reading “Remember your story, carry your story, and tell your story!”

Bill Gates & Warren Buffet: 25 years of friendship, learning and laughing through stories and building memories!


I enjoyed reading Bill Gates’s recent notes published online to mark the anniversary of his 25th friendship anniversary with Warren Buffet. Bill Gates said this friendship has changed his life for the better in every imaginable way. He has learned to learn more and laugh more by telling stories and building memories. Bill met WarrenContinue reading “Bill Gates & Warren Buffet: 25 years of friendship, learning and laughing through stories and building memories!”

Going to COSTO with Marijo: A Saturday morning Story!


I was asking myself, in my mind, what am I doing here with Marijo this early Saturday morning. I would have been better staying home reading, or just chilling, or catching up on some more Saturday morning lazy sleep, instead of this unplanned randonnee tour. Marijo is my backseat driver. She has been the oneContinue reading “Going to COSTO with Marijo: A Saturday morning Story!”

Leadership lessons from the soccer field: Messi missed it, and messed it!


It is said time and time again: “winners never quit, quitters never win”. This quote came to my mind after Argentina’s soccer player Lionel Messi announced he quits the Argentina National Team, after he, himself, missed a penalty kick, last Sunday at the finals of the 2016 Copa America against Chile. It was a tough,Continue reading “Leadership lessons from the soccer field: Messi missed it, and messed it!”

Tell your story with your own words, and live your life.


What we talk about is our story. Our story is about who we are. When we talk about our experiences, what we see, feel, do, fear, like with our own words, we create our own life. We market ourselves by telling our story. Marketing is storytelling, said best selling author and blogger Seth Goddin. TheContinue reading “Tell your story with your own words, and live your life.”

The YouEconomy: Stop being only a consumer and start being an owner!


I just read this morning a very important report on the YouEconomy to be published in the next issue of Success Magazine. I invite you to dig deeper and to join this global movement that is revolutionizing how we live, work, and play. Here are some notes I took from this special report released onlineContinue reading “The YouEconomy: Stop being only a consumer and start being an owner!”

Having Fun!


Today was a fun day! We spent the day celebrating Axel, our 3rd son,  graduating  from Cardinal Gibbons High School in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. We have been there and done that: This is our third high school’s graduation from Gibbons. We did not invite our “Fat Greek Family.”  (I hope you saw that movie. If not:Continue reading “Having Fun!”

Leadership & the power of a few: Every body can. Only a few will.


Last Tuesday, I was speaking at a leadership meeting in Fort-Lauderdale, and I quoted best-selling author Malcom Gladwell, a New Yorker reporter, who published the book The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference. I am a great fan of Gladwell. I read most of his work. And I encourage you toContinue reading “Leadership & the power of a few: Every body can. Only a few will.”