The Bizarre Origin of Starbucks

Before Howard Schultz founded Starbucks, he worked at a little company called, wait for it, Starbucks. Yes, I know how bizarre that sounds, but it’s true: Starbucks was actually around long before Schultz ever woke up and smelled the coffee. Founded in 1971 by Jerry Baldwin, Gordon Bowker and Zev[…] Read On

The 7 Habits of Real Leaders

Ever wonder what life was like before we had gazillions of self-help books and blogs to tell us which habits and routines will make us more effective, productive, liked, even happy? How we should and shouldn’t talk, behave, work, and live? We had role models to look up to –[…] Read On

How to Mend a Fractured Nation

Flashback Friday: This is the very first Critical Thinking column I wrote for Fox Business, soon after the 2012 election. Is it me, or is it just as relevant today as it was then? The real question is, is Donald Trump the “leader” I described in the final paragraph? What do[…] Read On