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Book Report – Scrappy by Terri Sjodin

Everyday people need to be scrappy to get ahead in life. When you can’t count on $1M of seed capital from your rich daddy, you must “have the determination of a street fighter, to work smarter, to be willing to work harder when you need to.” This is the gospel according to Terri Sjodin as expertly outlined in her terrific…

Book Report – Grit by Angela Duckworth

“Enthusiasm is common,” writes Angela Duckworth is her seminal book, Grit. “Endurance is rare.” Ain’t that the truth? She shares the stories of those known for determination and direction, from West Point cadets and Olympic athletes to oft-rejected cartoonists and salespeople, all of whom find ways to gut out the tough times and persevere. At issue for the rest of…

On Dementia

My father has been battling ever-worsening dementia for several years now and my mother – bless her – takes care of him full time. They’re best friends and are fortunate to have been at each other’s side since their teens. He doesn’t always recognize his eight children or – on several unnerving occasions – even her, his wife for over…

Book Report – Originals by Adam Grant

Adam Grant’s Give and Take was so good – indeed life-altering for anyone trying to embody a giving nature without becoming a doormat – that seeing he had a new release meant an instant purchase. Grant has proven to be a terrific writer who surely genuflects at the alter of Malcolm Gladwell and the Heath Brothers, having worked similar magic…

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