Jim's Blog

In my latest book, BALANCE: The Business-Life Connection, I share several decades of entrepreneurial effort by our business teams and me as we searched, researched, struggled and strove for the most effective means to achieve and maintain simultaneous success in both our personal and professional lives as we built world-class businesses. Not an easy task, but more worthwhile than I could ever describe in writing!

As my New Year’s wish to you for health, happiness and success during 2014 and...Read more

World-renowned journalist Arianna Huffington of the Huffington Post has developed a metaphor for the ineffective way in which our society defines success. She calls it the Third Metric and uses a three-legged stool as the metaphor. Arianna correctly concludes that the definition of success that most of us learn from parents, relatives, friends, teachers and the media encompasses two elements—money and position, or to be more direct, Money and Power. Nothing against earning sufficient money to meet your true needs,...Read more

Sometimes we find those precious moments—hopefully many—when we think to ourselves, “Wow, it’s great to be alive!” But have you ever wondered about the probability of your very existence, here and now? You might be surprised by the numbers and how unique you are. Let me explain.

You had two parents, four grandparents, eight great-grandparents, etc. If you go back just 30 generations, the number of people directly responsible for your presence here on Earth can be calculated from the...Read more