Life After Life: What Happens After We Die?

  What happens after we die? It’s the question that I think everyone has pondered at one time or another. Yet, it’s a tough one to answer. It’s not like you can easily gather evidence. There isn’t exactly a steady stream of people that we can ask about life after death and it’s not anything […]

You Can Only Be Yourself

There is a tendency when reading about the achievements of others to try and follow their path. To say that they made it through life in a specific way, why can’t I just follow their path? But this is a mistake. There are things you can learn from the lives of others, but you can […]

How Amazon Killed the Retail Store

That big red line sailing upwards pretty much says it all. At a time when retail sales have been flat or even declining, e-commerce–and Amazon specifically–has been experiencing tremendous growth. In the less than a decade we entered a world where you no longer have to leave your home to do all your holiday shopping. […]

Lessons From Andre Agassi’s Open Book

  I recently finished Andre Agassi’s autobiography entitled Open. I’ve read many biographies and many books about tennis. This one ranks with the best of them. And it’s because of what the title implies. In his book, Agassi is remarkably open. He talks about his struggles, his failures, and most pointedly how he hates tennis. […]

What Drives a Cartoonist? Inside Schultz and Peanuts

Recently, I’ve been listening to the audiobook version of Schultz and Peanuts: A Biography by David Michaelis. It helps to give some insight into how Charles Schultz became the greatest comic strip cartoonist of the 20th century. Personally, I’ve only been a moderate fan of Peanuts (ironically a name that Schultz hated but was forced […]