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  • Thankfulness for Halftime Adjustments

    November 27, 2019 by

    As I approach the proverbial mid-life crisis of the empty nest, career wind down, and retirement planning, I am reflecting on the things to be thankful for and the journey that brought me to this point. It’s funny to see the generational differences play out it the people around us. I find myself drawn to… Read more

  • Transforming regulatory burden into a strategic asset.

    November 18, 2019 by

    There is no denying that the regulatory burden placed on the banking industry has dominated projects and resource deployment for the last few years. CECL, CCAR, DFAST, Stress Testing have all placed enormous demands on banks focus, money, and talent deployment. At the core of this overwhelming burden is the capture and management of quality… Read more

  • F-words for Entrepreneurs

    October 28, 2019 by

    F-words to master when designing a beautifully balanced life. There are very few things in life more exciting or rewarding than the act of creating something new.  For entrepreneurs, the allure of freedom and fortune found in building a business is both intoxicating and addictive.  In the time it takes to read this post, 20… Read more

  • Talking about Fear with Dr. Jordon Smith

    September 21, 2019 by

    F-Words Every Entrepreneur Should Master In Their Business. I spent a rainy Friday afternoon with my friend Jordon Smith discussing Fear in Entrepreneurship for my upcoming book F-words for Entrepreneurs. Great insights from someone just a few years into his very successful entrepreneurial journey.

  • Measures that Matter in Life

    September 11, 2019 by

    Yesterday I officially became ‘over the hill’, celebrating my 51st birthday. Birthday’s are always those melancholy moments to reflect on the past and reimagine the future. This morning I asked myself what kind of halftime adjustments I should make to finish the second half of life. I began to contemplate the ‘performance measures’ of a… Read more

  • Using FEAR to Propel Your Business Forward

    September 6, 2019 by

    The scariest roller coaster in the world cannot compare with the fears associated with managing your own business. Owning a business is filled with many things to be afraid of, at every stage of your business, whether the business is struggling or wildly successful. Entrepreneurs carry the full weight and burden of their company, family,… Read more

  • Whiteboard Wednesday 2019.09.04

    September 4, 2019 by

    With the release of my new book Actionable Profitability Analytics, I have had many conversations with thought leaders and professionals discussing the use of analytics to generate more profitable business behaviors. In each of these conversations a common question is asked; “What are actionable analytics?”. My first response is usually to read the first chapter… Read more

  • Where is the FREEDOM Expected from Entrepreneurship

    August 23, 2019 by

    Nobody starts their business with the thought of: “ I am going to spend the best years of my life, managing employees, creating business plans, attending meetings, making phone calls, managing finances, stressing about growth, and raising capital. I am going to do all this work to make customers happy at the expense of my… Read more

  • F.A.I.L with discipline and frequency

    August 16, 2019 by

    The one F-word that no entrepreneur wants to hear, say, or talk about is failure. We avoid it, hide it, refuse to speak about it. But some of the best ideas, from the most spectacular entrepreneurs, are born from failure. Google it…I dare you not to be inspired by reading the results of that search.… Read more

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    Whiteboard Wednesday 2019.08.14

    August 14, 2019 by

    Actionable Profitability Analytics I had the pleasure of teaching at the FMS Profitability Institute at Washington University in St Louis a few weeks ago. During the 5 day event we covered bank profitability analytics and the methods and madness associated with it. On the closing day, the other instructors and I asked ” what challenges… Read more

  • Time is the currency we invest in great relationships

    August 9, 2019 by

    I always enjoy spending time with my good friend Dr. Jordon Smith, he is a dentist by occupation, but a true entrepreneur and creative at the core of his being. We had lunch today and as usual began our philosophical discussions on life, love and the pursuit of happiness, while enjoying sushi. The topic du… Read more

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