Staying The Course

Listen to “Staying the Course” by Fred Smith   Several years ago I read an article using research to illustrate how the brain reacts to gain and loss. It seems the amount of [...]

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 [...]

Creative Collisions

Listen to “Creative Collisions” by Fred Smith   One of our daughters spent a semester at The University of Florence in Italy years ago so Carol and I took the opportunity to [...]

The One That Got Away

Listen to “The One That Got Away” by Fred Smith   For years I have been a fan of those able to take concepts from different periods of history, various disciplines, and skills to [...]

Soft on Sin

Listen to “Soft on Sin” by Fred Smith   What the heck was Jonah’s problem with Nineveh? The same problem as the older brother in the parable of the prodigal son. The same problem [...]

Same Kind of Different

Listen to “Same Kind of Different” by Fred Smith   In that same interview mentioned in the blog last week the question was asked, “What is the state of what some of us call Big [...]

George and Jesus

Listen to “George and Jesus” by Fred Smith   A few weeks ago I did an interview and while much of it was on philanthropy the questions ranged across a number of topics. This [...]