Kill the Bear

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Kill the bear is a line from one of my favorite movies, The Edge.  Billionaire Charles Morse (Anthony Hopkins), and fashion photographer, Bob Green (Alec Baldwin), endure a harrowing quest for survival in the treacherous…

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Best Principles of Persuasion You Need to Know

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In his excellent book, Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion, Robert Cialdini explains six principles of persuasion. Sid and Harry owned a small men’s clothing store in the 1930s. They leveraged one of…

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The Nicest Guy in the World

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I'd like to introduce you to the nicest guy in the world. About the nicest guy in the world He doesn’t have an email address. He doesn’t mess with LinkedIn,…

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The Philosophy of Winnie the Pooh

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The essence of the philosophy of Winnie the Pooh is that that people can live in the same reality, yet perceive it so differently. It’s happened to me. I'll bet…

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The Secret to a Richer Life

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Dad told me the secret to a richer life. My name is Lori. Today, I’ll share what may be the greatest life lesson in the history of humankind — spoken…

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Best Thanksgiving Facts and Trivia

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It's hard to believe (at least for me), but this is my 12th straight year sharing the best Thanksgiving facts and trivia to help you be an enlightened gobbler during…

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The Man Who Invented Real Estate

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My youngest son, Casey, was nine when I heard him tell a friend, “My grandpa, Chubby, is the man who invented real estate.” Who was the man who invented real…

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Why Smart People Make Dumb Decisions

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We all make mistakes, sometimes obvious ones. Why do smart people (like you and me) make dumb decisions?There are proven reasons why we screw up. Below are a few that…

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52 Amazing Dad Stories

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I’ve written a lot about my amazing dad, Chubby. Like me, Chubby was plump as a kid. He eventually lost the weight, but his nickname stuck.Chubby grew up with no…

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