19 October 2010 0 Comments

Worshiping Temple

This year’s Emmy Awards had some surprises. Among them was recognition given to the HBO film Temple Grandin. HBO: Temple Grandin: Home Once considered a socially awkward outcast with no useful skills, Dr. Grandin is now credited with revolutionizing our understanding of autism and changing the way half the U.S. cattle industry does business. She […]

19 September 2010 0 Comments

Creating Wall Street

“Stop going for the easy buck and produce something with your life. Create, instead of living off the buying and selling of others.” So ends the 1987 Oliver Stone film “Wall Street.”  The sequel, “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps” (also directed by Stone), opens on Friday. This quote captures an important but often overlooked theme in […]

29 January 2010 0 Comments

Finding the TOY in TOYOTA

The first Toyota I remember was a 1968 Toyota Corona (the precursor to the Corolla).  My parents had just bought it by trading their 1962 Chevy station wagon plus $600.  My ten-year-old mind could not understand why they had to pay extra money when the trade left them with a smaller car! This week, Toyota […]