The Dumb Tax

Listen to “The Dumb Tax” by Fred Smith   “Where’s the elevator?” The donor looked up the empty shaft in the nonprofit’s new building his family’s foundation had [...]

Morning’s Light

Listen to “Morning’s Light” by Fred Smith   It has become a tradition for us to publish a poem for the Christmas blog. So much Christmas poetry has either romanticized the [...]

Bad Advice

Listen to “Bad Advice” by Fred Smith   Last week I wrote about the importance and also the difficulty of letting go.  There comes a time when the founder or entrepreneur must [...]

Hands Off

Listen to “Hands Off” by Fred Smith   For me, as someone having founded and co-founded several organizations, few things are more satisfying than spending time with men and women [...]

Brace Yourself

Listen to “Brace Yourself” by Fred Smith   Last week was Thanksgiving followed by Black Friday. We know the majority of Americans were shopping over the long weekend with 20 [...]