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Accountability – 72 Years Later.

0 - Published June 6, 2016 by in Development, Inspiration, Leadership, Risk

‘Sports’ and ‘Art’ aren’t just my sole interests in life. 72 years ago, on this day, was labeled ‘D-Day’ and some have considered it the ‘most important day in the 20th Century.’ I read the book by Stephen Ambrose back in art school, not for a class, but for self-enrichment purposes. It remains one of […]

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Harpoon Brewery–What If?

0 - Published October 21, 2015 by in Art, Business, Development, Entrepreneurship, Hard Work, Inspiration, Lacrosse, Leadership, Networking, Old School, Risk

(Writer’s Note: Let’s file this one under “what if?” In the crazy and adventurous world of entrepreneurship, there are a lot of “what ifs” involved. “What if” it does work?  “What if” it doesn’t? “What if” we don’t try?  The last kind of “what if” is the worst! In the summer of 2013 we had quite an […]

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Friday Food 4 Thought: NIKE–I DID IT!

0 - Published October 16, 2015 by in Art, Business, Development, Entrepreneurship, Featured, Hard Work, Inspiration, Lacrosse, Leadership, Networking, Old School, Risk, Tournaments

(Writer’s note: Let’s file this post under ‘PERSONAL’.  Did you know Thomas Edison was told by his teachers that he was too stupid to learn?  He invented almost 1,000 lightbulbs before he finally invented one that worked.   This post is not meant to be an attack.  It is meant to be a personal driver and confidence […]

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The PASSION of Jobs (from Steve)

0 - Published August 26, 2011 by in Art, Business, Development, Entrepreneurship, Hard Work, Inspiration, Lacrosse, Leadership, Networking, Risk

A job vs. a career. A job is something you do simply to earn money; a career is a series of connected employment opportunities. A job has minimal impact on your future work life, while a career provides experience and learning to fuel your future. A job offers few networking opportunities, but a career is […]

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The IMPORTANCE of being FIRED.

1 - Published May 20, 2011 by in Art, Business, Entrepreneurship, Inspiration, Lacrosse, Risk

“Packing up, Resigned, Terminated, Let go”. Different words, but the same meaning.  The recent and huge ‘shifts’ of Div. I coaches: Tony Seaman (Towson), Richie Meade (Navy), Jim Stagnitta (Rutgers) and the overlooked programs at Wagner College and SUNY-Binghamton, reminded me of a very personal, yet VERY important experience and lesson – being FIRED. Winning […]

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MY 2011 NCAA Lax bracket

0 - Published May 13, 2011 by in Lacrosse, Risk

“You don’t have to be the BEST team in the league, just the BEST on game day!” Yup, it’s about that time where I make my decision(s) & publicly display them for the 2011 NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Tournament, which starts tomorrow at 12noon EST. I have my upsets in mind/listed on here. Call me crazy […]

“Excuses are like @$$holes. Everybody’s got one!”

0 - Published December 29, 2010 by in Hard Work, Inspiration, Lacrosse, Risk

“Excuses are like a–holes, Taylor!  Everybody’s got one!” – Sgt. O’Neill (played by John C. McGinley in the 1986 movie “Platoon”) “Snow-magedon” “Snow-pocalypse” “Snow-torious” The snow-storm that recently hit the northeast after Christmas and literally buried NYC made me think of a lacrosse photo of mine.  The photo was taken back in 2007 when the […]

Everything Counts

1 - Published November 16, 2010 by in Art, Business, Childhood, Entrepreneurship, Lacrosse, Leadership, Risk

“If you are going to achieve excellence in big things, you develop the habit in little matters.  Excellence is not an exception, it is a prevailing attitude.” -Colin Powell (former Secretary of State) One of my lacrosse coaches in boarding school was a man named David Reece, who has most definitely, taught me the importance […]

Accountability

5 - Published November 12, 2010 by in Leadership, Risk

“Accountability breeds response-ability.” – Stephen R. Covey Yesterday was Veterans Day.  I’m very thankful for those who have and presently serve in the Armed Forces.  I think of the word accountability a lot in work, owning a business and running a lacrosse team.  I’m reminded of General Eisenhower, the night before the D-Day invasion landings […]