Admitting Mistakes: Good Keys to Success

Admitting Mistakes: Good Keys to Success

Making mistakes is common for everyone. We all make them. Admitting to mistakes is not always an immediate reaction. Instead, many try to redirect the blame to others or maybe provide incomplete answers back. I tell our folks at Stewart Perry that they will always make mistakes along the trail and it is a sign [Read More]

Saying Thanks To Build Better Relationships

Saying Thanks To Build Better Relationships

As the year comes to a close, I wonder what it would be like if more of us said thank you to each other.  Not just at the end of the year, but throughout the year… I can count on my two hands the amount of times that someone from downstream has thanked us for [Read More]

A Visit Unexpected…

A Visit Unexpected…

In my travels I get to experience some cool things and this recent experience reminded me of things that many us take for granted. This recently happened to me during my last visit to the Dakota’s this fall.  After arriving, we gathered in a small bar and were approached by a young man who had [Read More]

Off to the Races: How One Man’s Passion Became a Local Legacy

During his childhood breakfasts, George Barber probably saw wheels where other kids saw Cheerios. He’s had a lifelong fascination with vehicles equipped for power and speed. The passion ran so deep that Barber, whose family built a legacy in the central Alabama dairy industry, decided to make a philanthropic investment in the community that raised [Read More]

Spikes in College Applicants Show American Youth’s True Colors—Red, White and Blue

Since Planting Acorns evolved primarily as a forum to discuss views, encounters and takeaways from my professional life, it’s rare that I have the occasion to mention my family. With that said, I think facets of our personal lives shape the way we think professionally, so it’s important you know I’m a fortunate father of [Read More]

How a Maine Furniture Maker Taught Me to Make Time for My Passion

As business leaders, we often get so immersed in our vocation that we forget all about our avocation. I was reminded of this a few years ago when I took a trip to New England. I was driving through Freeport, Maine and happened to see a sign for the Thos. Moser shop in town. The name [Read More]