The Retirement Manifesto

The Biggest Surprises in Retirement By GLENN RUFFENACH Wall Street Journal, Wealth Management Journal Report, Monday February 13, 2017 We asked readers to tell us about the things they didn’t anticipate when they stopped working. They had plenty to say. “I could make a major time commitment to doing something purely for my pleasure” | […]

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“Being Right” is Dead Wrong

My colleague, Andy Bryce, and I were able to spend two days last week working with a wonderful family who are in the middle of a multi-year transition of the family’s business to their very capable rising generation. Today, as we reflected on the progress the family had made together, Andy and I were musing […]

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Being on a Roll, Part 4

We’re ready to take a deeper dive now, exploring the difference between analytical and intuitive thinking. Dr. Roger Sperry, a 1981 Nobel Prize winner, found that two distinctly different brains coexist inside our heads. Each processes information quite differently and independently from one another, using different processing languages.  As a result, each one accumulates and […]

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Being on a Roll, Part 4: The Astounding Power of Recognizing Strengths in Others

In my last post discussing the groundbreaking book, Breaking the Rules, by Kurt and Patricia Wright, we learned to reframe our old outmoded relationships to the belief that people actually have weaknesses, when in fact we only have strengths. Some strengths are baby strengths, to be sure, but any ability we have to do something […]

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