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Do you love your job? Does it show?

9 Feb

Hope you all had a fun weekend!  We spent some time down in San Diego learning more about better business practices. We attended a conference for a few days that we truly loved.

In 2015, we are committed to helping serve you better. We are committed to being B Corp.  We are committed to working harder than we ever have to protect your finances in these most volatile times.  In the coming weeks, you’ll see more about what we just learned being put into practice.

For now, it is Monday!  Have a cup of coffee and enjoy the above video.  We love what we do – helping you protect your finances.  But I think the person in the cow suit here takes the cake when it comes to really getting into what one does for a living and loving his job!

Think of this cow’s enthusiasm as you start your week!


Math is COOL!

30 May

YES it IS! I know you said “Nu uh!” But it is! It is very cool.  I just wish more people who understood math were…um…more cool?  Because then they’d think up more cool ways to explain how cool math is!

Like this guy! Check out this video!

So, if the 6th grade algebra teacher had taught things with cool tricks, how much more would you have paid attention?

Have a great weekend!

Dinner, Anyone?

10 Apr

We are starting the first of our second annual dinners this next week. Have you been to one? Sarah and I grill up fish, steak, chicken. We toss fresh green, organic salads.  We uncork amazing wines. Best of all, we invite our friends and clients to a bounteous table and then I try my best to get everyone engaged in a lively conversation.

All we ask of the attendees is that they leave any idealism at the front door.  That the conversation be respectful. That we listen to each other instead of ignoring each other as we formulate a rote response. That we try our best to consider another’s point of view.

Our two kids Madeline and Patrick our the serving staff.  They are learning how to work, engage adults politely, and how to earn a few bucks for a job well done.

At the end of the night, the object is our guest go home well-fed, having learned from their fellow guests and having had an enjoyable evening. Would you like to join us? Let me know!  The table is for 10.  Always.  That way, everyone can be in the conversation.  We will hold a dinner every month through October.  Always on a late Sunday afternoon.

So, space is limited. You don’t have to be a client.  You just have to bring an open mind and thoughtful conversation to the table. Of course, clients who introduce us to their friends and family move to the top of the list.  But Sarah and I do our best to cobble together what we think will be an interesting and jovial table.  Hope to see you at a dinner this year!

Read Any Good Books Lately?

10 Jan

What are some good reads of yours of late?  One of our clients, Russ Ernst, is starting up a bit of a book discussion club.  No set dates yet.  We’ve had one meeting so far to discuss Kurt Vonnegut’s book of essays “A Man Without a Country.”  We learned we need a bit better structure!

Anyhow, I’m curious, what are you reading right now? The list of best-sellers baffles me. I cannot believe that “50 Shades of Gray” is still the best-selling paperback in the country, month after month! Another client of ours, Mark Tate, recently gave me the a title “The Book Thief” by Markus Zusak.  I’m totally engrossed.

Have any good books to recommend? Would you like to join our discussion group?


Mein Goodness! Ouch

29 Nov

Maybe my friend Miriam can help me with what he is saying in German…but I think when he lands, he says “Mein asche…ouch”

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