Tag: West Virginia

RIP Walter Breuning: Smarts & Wisdom – and Why You Need Both

Picture of Walter Breuning, taken on April 8, 2010

“The young man knows the rules but the old man knows the exceptions” suggested Oliver Wendell Holmes. Holmes, one of the 20th century’s most influential public figures, was on to something. While youth (and fresh eyes) serve well with certain types of situations – think Emperor’s New Clothes, quant analysis, or the brilliance behind the Apple’s […]

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[Life Back West] January 2011 – “Most Likely to Succeed?”

Anthracite coal, a high value rock from easter...

David Brailer does not have  a background that causes you automatically to pick him as most likely to succeed. And that’s why his success story is interesting for me as an executive coach, and why it holds at least two insights helpful for you. Brailer grew up in the coal mining town of Kingwood, West Virginia; […]

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