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2020 MCFA Reading List

Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones – James Clear Beyond Measure: The Big Impact of Small Changes – Margaret Hefferman Blue Ocean Strategy: How to Create Uncontested Market Space and Make the Competition Irrelevant – W. Chan Kim & Reneé Mauborgne Deep Work – Cal Newport […]

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Instant Gratification Nation?

“Modern man is conditioned to expect instant gratification, but any success or triumph realized quickly, with only marginal effort, is necessarily shallow. Meaningful achievement takes time, hard work, persistence, patience, proper intent and self-awareness. The path to success is punctuated by failure, consolidation, and renewed effort.”– Mark Twain This past weekend I had the honor […]

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Radical Transparency

But what does Mother Teresa have to do with Radical Transparency?  I first heard the phrase “Radical Transparency” when I read – Principles by Ray Dalio. In his words “I want independent thinkers who are going to disagree,” he says “The most important things I want are meaningful work and meaningful relationships. And I believe that the […]

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For Love Of Country

A friend recently asked how it feels to be a veteran in a nation so divided. And my answer was, we aren’t.  We aren’t.  Do we disagree?  Yes. Sometimes vehemently. But we aren’t as divided as election season makes us feel.  Just look to our Veterans. Veterans are those young men and women from all over our nation who […]