Unfinished

Listen to “Unfinished” by Fred Smith   Transitions from the founder to the next leader are notoriously difficult. Everyone is at risk in one way or another. Founders are often [...]

Do The Hard Thing

Listen to “Do The Hard Thing” by Fred Smith As you walk into my office and look toward the small table by the window you will see a sign that reads, “Do what you love and you [...]

The Inconvenient Elder

Listen to “The Inconvenient Elder” by Fred Smith   The creation of wealth often spurs an unexpected reaction in the next generation. During the 12th and early 13th centuries, [...]

And In The End

Listen to “And In The End” by Fred Smith   My opening talk at the annual conference in September 2001 was the first for me. That night was only two weeks after the attack on the [...]

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 [...]

Take A Look At My Life

Listen to “Take A Look At My Life” by Fred Smith   I turned 73 in July – as did 3 million others born in 1946. That means I have started collecting all the good stuff owed to me [...]

A Soul At Risk

Listen to “A Soul At Risk” by Fred Smith   You may have been watching the news this week about the indictment of Jeffrey Epstein for sex trafficking in children. What has been so [...]

Repaid by Love

Listen to “Repaid by Love” by Fred Smith   Stories come in all shapes, don’t they? Today, there is an industry devoted to people anxious to understand their personal [...]