Despite Its Long History and Popularity, Is a Handshake a Thing of the Past?

Last week in a post I shared a statistic that close to 75% of participants in a survey believe handshakes are now a relic of the past. I also stated that I would hate to see the handshake go away, and at least a couple people agreed. Brad from commonsensiblyspeaking, commented: "I know that the … Continue reading Despite Its Long History and Popularity, Is a Handshake a Thing of the Past?

I Miss Those Days

Tonight we had the chance to watch our grand-niece's swim meet, and it must have been the smell of the chlorine that triggered so many wonderful memories of the sport I love. Swimming was a big part of my life for 12 years, having been a competitive swimmer from about 9 years old until I … Continue reading I Miss Those Days

The Worst Advertising Campaign Ever?

During the early 1980s, the Hoover appliance company held a 50% share of the UK market and was rapidly expanding with the potential to claim a larger share of a growing market. This period of expansion, however, coincided with the UK's entry into a major economic recession, and Hoover was beginning to face competition from … Continue reading The Worst Advertising Campaign Ever?

Survey Looks at the Future of Work, Post COVID-19

Torch, a San Francisco based leadership coaching firm, recently commissioned One Poll to conduct a survey asking respondents how they envision the world will appear in the wake of COVID-19. Overall, 75% of the 2,000 Americans surveyed said they fear life will never return to what was once “normal.” Here were some other findings: 63% of … Continue reading Survey Looks at the Future of Work, Post COVID-19

Bucky the Bookkeeper Is Now Worth a Lot of Bucks…

His colleagues called him Bucky the Bookkeeper. His company was on the brink of bankruptcy multiple times. His credit card was declined while trying to rent a car in 1974. Six years later, he was worth $178 million. Today, he is worth $37 billion. Do you know who this person is, or what company he … Continue reading Bucky the Bookkeeper Is Now Worth a Lot of Bucks…

This Is What We Need Reruns Of…

Growing up as a teenager in the early to mid-70s, one of my favorite times of the week was Saturday afternoon. That was when ABC aired the finals of that week's PBA (Professional Bowlers Association) tour, followed by the iconic Wide World of Sports. It was three hours of pure joy. I was into bowling … Continue reading This Is What We Need Reruns Of…

Add Two More Items to My Growing List of Unintended Consequences

It’s been a recurring theme in my posts – unintended consequences. People make decisions with the best of intentions, but then sometimes, things don't turn out like they planned. Here are links to the previous stories I've written about this: The minimum wage has been a hot button issue, but who would have thought putting … Continue reading Add Two More Items to My Growing List of Unintended Consequences

Returning to Normal: Step One Completed

It’s been over four months since I’ve stepped foot inside a Wawa convenience store. Never heard of Wawa? Here’s a little background info I provided on Wawa in a previous post. If you haven’t heard of Wawa, then just imagine what the ultimate convenience store would be like, and that’s Wawa. It’s better than 7-Eleven, Sheetz, … Continue reading Returning to Normal: Step One Completed

Villanova’s Wonderful Virtual Graduation

It was, no doubt, a strange way to end four years of college for this year's graduates. With formal commencement exercises canceled, Villanova put on a virtual graduation ceremony. And it was wonderful. Here are some screenshots of the ceremony which was broadcast live yesterday afternoon. The top photo is of our President, Father Peter … Continue reading Villanova’s Wonderful Virtual Graduation

“I just decided that I’d made a mistake.”

Those are the words of Warren Buffett, one of the world's most famous and successful investors. Buffett offered the apology at Berkshire Hathaway's annual meeting which was held virtually this year, to the disappointment of tens of thousands of shareholders who normally attend what is referred to as the Woodstock of Capitalism. In 2016, Berkshire … Continue reading “I just decided that I’d made a mistake.”