Barrier Busters

The Catch: Willie Mays hauls in Vic Wertz's dr...

Every time I look at my pocketbook, I see Jackie Robinson.

Willie Mays


The Catch: Willie Mays hauls in Vic Wertz’s drive at the warning track in the 1954 World Series. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


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[Life Back West] March 2014 – The Six O’Clock Club


Ask any priest, competitive athlete like Michael Jordan, or experienced traveler. Rituals done with intent bring meaning to life. They also work, doing things like boosting performance and making things go better. Francesca Gino and Michael I. Norton noted in Scientific American that “investigations by psychologists have revealed intriguing new results demonstrating that rituals can have […]

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Booking photo of Parks

“Conviction is worthless unless it’s converted into conduct.” Thomas Carlyle Booking photo of Parks. Photo credit: Wikipedia.

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How to Win

Barbara Jordan, member of the U.S. House of Re...

“If you’re going to play the game properly, you’d better know every rule.” Barbara Jordan Barbara Jordan, member of the U.S. House of Representatives (D-Texas). Photo credit: Wikipedia

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The Hiring Interview: Beware the Boast or You’ll Be Toast!

Toast, toasted

We’re all aware that we live in a land of chronic spin. Things aren’t just good, they’re “terrific.” When it comes to hiring, it always pays to hire the person who will perform in the job, not the best boaster. Here’s how: Hiring candidates that perform, research at Google has reaffirmed, is best done through […]

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The Big #Fail: How to Say Thanks

Academy Award Sugar Cookies

It looked like a fun night at the Kodak Theater in Los Angeles  for this year’s Oscars. There were many famous (and not-so-famous) talented people, excellent work celebrated, and a few most-deserving awards handed out. People in general who presented and accepted awards, along with host Ellen DeGeneres, were great – home runs if you will […]

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