March 8, 2019

Money. You know you want it. You know you need it to get the things you need to survive. Yet, you've heard Money is the Root of all Evil. Ever Wondered why?

In 2018, I created the audio as a TED Talk.  There are a few mistakes.  For instance, near the beginning I ask, "...

December 28, 2018

A Request

Lillian from learningdisabilities.info reached out to me with the below article about the benefits of using creativity to engage children with "learning disabilities".  The article struck a chord with me  (and not just because it references music).  When I rea...

July 13, 2018

Often when historians talk about time periods, they may refer to periods by . 

  • The 1500s-1700s was the Renaissance and the Age of Discovery

    • Beautiful Art like Rembrandt's "Prodigal Son"

    • People traveled the world by ship using their technology like ar...

May 4, 2018

I'm starting to find resources from people around the globe who see the problems of our modern education system.

Last week, I encountered a book by Grace Lee Boggs.  Grace was an activist for labor unions in the 1940s in industrial "hay day" of Detroit and a civil right...

August 28, 2017

Sometimes I resist sharing some of the most powerful stories in my life.  I'm sure that sounds strange.  Why wouldn't I want to share the experiences that are powerful?  Surely, if the experience impacted me than the story should have the ability to impact others and c...

August 6, 2017

The spirit of TradeSchool is to be intentional about how you live.  I want to encourage you all to trade your time for things that are much more important than money (i.e. don't settle for a 9-5 for your entire life).  In the same spirit I've invited Erica Francis from...

July 17, 2017

Brian was excited.  Yet, in the room full of people, he didn't stand out.  Why?  Because he was listening.  It was late July of 2016.  I was trying out a group meet-up for the first time called "Live Your Legend".  It's a world-wide movement about Doing work you love t...

June 12, 2017

I take the bus.  I live on the Northwest Side of Minneapolis and work in a North East Suburb.  In order to get there by bus, I have to ride south into downtown and then catch another bus back north.  Today, when I was coming back from work, I walked to a bus stop to ca...

May 20, 2017

Why is communication so important in leadership?

Let's look at a domestic example.

I'm married and have 3 children. I work 40 hours a week and am searching for opportunities for new streams of income.

In both of these areas I want to be a leader. I want to have a family l...

April 4, 2017

My friend, Pete, was flying from Omaha, Nebraska back home to Minneapolis.  It wasn't a commercial airline.  It was only Pete, the pilot, and 7 other passengers in a very full, very small plane.

Even though there were 421.78 km to cover, with the wind b...