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This article first appeared on March 25, 2015 in The Chattanoogan.com. Enjoy. UTC Business College has a Success Seminar each semester for graduating seniors, the purpose of which is to point them in the right career directions. Starting last fall, I was asked to speak on behalf of the “real world” business community and the… Read more »


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This article first appeared on March 18, 2015 in The Chattanoogan.com. Enjoy. This article could be condensed to only one sentence: Long-term wealth and financial security is not about how much you make, but how much you spend. That’s simply all it is.  Now, I’ll tell you how I figured it out at 18 years… Read more »


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This article first appeared on March 10, 2015 in The Chattanoogan.com. Enjoy. At this point in time, the vast majority of you have seen the Lord of the Rings trilogy and poor Frodo’s struggle to get that cursed ring back in the volcano. We could discuss a dozen great business and moral lessons portrayed in… Read more »


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This article first appeared on January 21, 2015 in The Chattanoogan.com. Enjoy. When I started out in manufacturing as a young man in his mid-twenties, an older engineer that mentored me spoke a profound truth for the ages: “95% of all the workers tighten a bolt into a hole…3% tell them which bolt to put… Read more »


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But, you cannot do it alone This article first appeared on September 3, 2014 in The Chattanoogan.com. Enjoy. You cannot be really successful in life without building a long-term foundation of doing the little things right, even when no one is looking. Put in simpler terms, if you do not master addition and subtraction in… Read more »