The moment we start to fail at praising and recognizing the contributions of our team members is the day we become just another individual in their day.

Individuals are part of the work in life and become just part of the noise.

Leaders are supposed to be more than that.



My 9 year old beat me in a race this weekend.

To add insult and actual injury… I fell and am now aware of just how close to 40 I’m getting. Should anyone want to contact me in the future please visit me at the Redwall Nursing Home on Pity Lane.



Machiavelli taught me that you never worry about the bubble you live in, you work in. If you are only worried about the six inches before your face, you have no concern about your hindsight and you definitely have no foresight for the pitfalls before you. If you’ve ever read The Prince you understand that the politics of the mind are far greater than the politics of the moment. Controlling yourself and your outcome is the only way to truly control your future. That’s the only way to really dispel the fog of war.


Special box

What’s your special box look like?

The place you put the important things. Doesn’t have to be money, doesn’t have to be valuable, but they are normally full of valuable items to you. A box of memories, treasures greater than gold. One of the first things you’d grab in the event of a fire.



Blogging 101

Owning your online identity.

It’s important for us trying to market ourselves. You’ll notice I use a logo.

It’s professionally done by myself in Microsoft paint and I made it in a whole two minutes 7 years ago. Notice the bomb… cause I’m the bomb. And it’s knocking over the M cause what good is a bomb if it can’t knock shit over? What good is an opinion if it can’t move you?

I own the tags HarsH ReaLiTy and Opinionated Man because I make the effort to. Owning a tag doesn’t require money, at least I don’t think so. You own it with presence and most importantly persistence. And using the damn thing.

When I was a gamer in college I learned the value of owning a screen name. I pretty much carried that same notion to blogging because it was a game to me, a game of numbers. If you want to make a difference in this world unfortunately you undoubtedly have to make yourself known in some way. There will be many opinionated people in this world, but no one will own this tag. If they do… tell me and I’ll shame them.

In memory of Richie who just died and Highlander – there can be only one.