Summer Reading; Escape Reading – My current favorites are Anthony Horowitz, and of course Daniel Silva

Randy Mayeux truly is the epitome of a life-long learner. Beginning with his love of comic books, then the Hardy Boys, to Nero Wolfe, and finally to a much wider array, he keeps reading! (he may have neglected far too many novels). But in multiple areas including theology, business, general nonfiction, social justice and poverty, Read More

Myths America Lives By: White Supremacy and the Stories That Give Us Meaning by Richard Hughes – My Five Lessons and Takeaways

In his 1895 book, Why Is the Negro Lynched?, the great abolitionist Frederick Douglass asked how the nation could solve its racial dilemma. It cannot be solved by keeping the Negro poor, degraded, ignorant and half-starved…. It cannot be solved by keeping back the wages of the labourer by fraud…. It cannot be done by Read More

What Kind of Speech/Presentation Will You Be Giving? – Be Sure to be Clear about This

I recently presented my Executive Public Speaking workshop to a fine group at a local credit union.  This is a fast-paced one day workshop. One of the things I teach is this: When you give your next speech, or presentation, are you clear about what type of speech you will be giving? It is important to get this Read More

You Need a System! Here is what multiple systems recommend “in common” – (Measure What Matters, among others)

Each business needs a usable system: to plan for the future, to get all things done, and to make sure nothing falls through the cracks. This book provides such a system. …You can only run your business on one operating system 
 Gino Wickman, Traction: Get a Grip On Your Business  ——————— Last week, I Read More

The first Piggly Wiggly Grocery Store – and a couple of thoughts about Innovation

My wife and I traveled to Memphis for our vacation this year.  For the last few years, we have gone to Atlanta, Birmingham, Selma, Montgomery, Little Rock, and now Memphis, on our own series of Civil Rights vacations. The Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, located at the Lorraine Motel (the site of the assassination of Dr. Read More