Monthly Archives: September 2012

The Three Secrets of Long-Lived Companies

The law firm I belong to, Smith, Anderson, Blount, Dorsett, Mitchell & Jernigan, L.L.P., recently celebrated its centennial. Our chairman gave some brief but meaningful comments on this milestone. He touched on the right points as he reminded us why … Continue reading

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“Doctors Warn: 9 Out of 10 Deciders Suffer from Inattentive Blindness”

To have fun with this essay we have to invoke the honor system. You have to promise–cross your heart, that you will not read the body of this note until you click onto the following link and watch the video … Continue reading

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The U.S. Open Tennis Championship Gives Us Two Striking Patterns of Success

Wouldn’t it be something if we truly understood what causes some to succeed beyond all expectations, while others fall short of their dreams and aspirations?  Talk about a sure-fire best seller—the book that spelled out that answer! Just trying to … Continue reading

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NFL fans, listen up! When you next have a tough problem don’t punt!

“If everyone agrees out of fear or ignorance to sort of play ultraconservative, nobody really has an advantage.”                                                                                –Brian Burke Brian Burke’s comment above comes from an interesting article by Adam Himmelsbach on American football.  Himmelsbach advises adopting a field … Continue reading

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