The Secret To Never Being Frustrated Again

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Stress

Eric Barker at Barking Up The Wrong Tree had a recent post, The Secret To Never Being Frustrated Again, which caught me right at an opportune time as my wife and I try to parent our very demanding set of 4-year old Triplets.  I have to remind myself that they are only 4 and I need to level set my expectations for … Read More

Can Listening to a Baseball Game Help Quite Your Nerves

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Growing up baseball was one of my favorite sports probably because it was a sport that really didn’t matter how big you were (I was pretty small growing up) and I loved trading baseball cards (my first foray into investing). Over the years though my interest in baseball has waned largely because the game has become so slow.  There isn’t … Read More

Choosing the Right MacBook and Apple’s New Streaming Service

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For you Apple enthusiasts, the WSJ has an article Which MacBook? Choosing between Staminna, Speed and Style in Apple’s Laptops which may help guide you in the selection process In addition, Apple is now looking at changing how you listen to music again.  As it sees its music download business decline, Apple is hoping to convince you to spend $10 … Read More

Office Stress: His vs. Hers

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This is a rather personal post for me since my wife maintains a full-time career.  Stress is something that my wife and I have had to deal with our entire careers and especially since we had our triplets nearly 4.5 years ago.  I speak to a lot of couples who face similar issues in trying to find some balance in … Read More

Why Productive People Get Up Insanely Early

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Trying to balance a business, dual careers with my wife, and 4 kids under the age of 5 certainly take a lot of balance.  Many times I feel like I am running through life out of balance.  But what is balance?  It is largely subjective and relative to each person. So how do I try to find balance in my … Read More

The Learning Myth: Why I’ll Never Tell My Son He’s Smart

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Fascinating piece here by Salman Kahn founder of the Kahn academy.  For those of you not familiar with the Kahn Academy, it is a non-profit educational organization created in 2006 that provides “a free world-class education for anyone, anywhere”. The organization produces micro lectures in the form of YouTube videos. Between the deep body of research on the field of learning mindsets … Read More

A Tribute to Camille Jayne

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As some readers may know I am a proud supporter of The Community House located here in Birmingham, MI.  The Community House (TCH) is a nonprofit that impacts lives through exceptional educational, social, and outreach experiences.  TCH promises that those we touch will be enriched with a unique combination of heightened learning, camaraderie, and the satisfaction of knowing they are … Read More