Dirty Money

Listen to “Dirty Money” by Fred Smith   The destructive power of a hurricane when it makes landfall is often multiplied by the spawning of numerous tornadoes from the outer [...]

The New Chefs

Julia and Paul Child were living in Paris in 1959 when they first heard something called “television” was becoming popular in the States. After reading an article about the horrifying effects of [...]

At Last – Not Free

Listen to “At Last – Not Free” by Fred Smith   Max Pennywise, a local small business owner and new Chair of the Long-Range Planning committee at First Church had just [...]

The Glitter is Gone

Listen to “The Glitter is Gone” by Fred Smith   In the past there has always been an unspoken bond between the very rich “one percent” of our world and the rest of us. During the [...]

Monks And Money

Listen to “Monks and Money” by Fred Smith   One of my treasures is a framed picture of Peter Drucker, Bob Buford, Tom Luce and myself outside Peter’s house in Estes Park in the [...]

The Beginning And The End

Listen to “The Beginning And The End” By Fred Smith   I have worked with a number of entrepreneurs over the years and there are a few common themes and characteristics in their [...]

Catch A Wave

Listen to “Catch a Wave.”   Several years ago, our local Chamber of Commerce brought in a renowned demographer to talk with a large group of business and civic leaders about the [...]

A Better Life

Listen to “A Better Life.”   As I handed him the check for the work he had been doing for us he paused before folding it neatly and putting it in his shirt pocket. “Are you happy [...]

When the Lights Go Out

Listen to “When the Lights Go Out.”   One of my treasures is a framed picture of Peter Drucker, Bob Buford, Tom Luce and myself outside Peter’s house in Estes Park in the early [...]

Organizing Genius

A.S. Neill was the iconoclast founder of the Summerhill School in England. His educational philosophy of allowing children to pursue their own interests free from the interference of artificial [...]