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Management Matters

While athletics and business are not completely synonymous, both tend to require effective leadership.  Witness the University of Michigan football team.  A once great power had clearly fallen on hard times and the prospects for the 2015 season were not generally considered to be much better.  At this writing the team is ranked 12th or […]

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Sometimes the Government Gets it Right

It’s easy to criticize the government and sometimes the criticism is deserved.  But sometimes the government does something really well, and as a frequent critic of government efforts, it seems appropriate to give credit where credit is due. I recently spent a week touring several of our National Parks and related facilities, specifically Grand Canyon, […]

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Dave Bergman Tribute

The Detroit area baseball and business community lost a man of true grace and grit yesterday with the passing of Dave “Bergie” Bergman.  Best known for his exploits as a first sacker with the 1984 Major League Baseball World Champion Detroit Tigers, Dave was a regular fixture in the investment and philanthropic communities following his […]

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Dr. King, The Visionary

“The difference between a dreamer and a visionary is that a dreamer has his eyes closed and a visionary has his eyes open.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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The Differences in Raising Grandkids versus Kids

All grandparents know that grandchildren are more fun than children!  That’s a given.  For me, that lesson was revisited this weekend when our granddaughters Ava (8) and Natalie (5) convinced us to set up the trains, an activity that typically does not occur until the Christmas tree goes up in MID-DECEMBER.  A little begging goes […]

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Honoring Those That Served

My friend Phil Siebert, a Vietnam War Veteran and Founder and President of Julius Arthur Seibert & Co., honored Veteran’s Day by sending out a note to clients and friends about the traditions that surround the Guards at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Some of the information below apparently began with a Jeopardy question […]

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