Conventional wisdom says don’t make big decisions during a crisis. But not-as-conventional wisdom that has prevailed in recent years says, don’t make any substantive changes in the wake of crises.

And that’s just plain wrong.

Every time there is a mass shooting in the United States, some groups call for new gun regulations and legislation. Other groups say it’s too soon. S...

Every single action and word out of a parent’s mouth shapes their child or children.

That’s a lot of ‘being a good example’ to have to endure.

Before I had children, my favorite saying was:

‘If you can’t be a good example,
you’re just going to have to serve as a terrible warning.’

Not that I was a bad person. I just wasn’t someone who considered that I had to show anyone els...

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I’m working as the Vice President of Vanguard Public Affairs. As Vice President, I provide senior counsel to foundations, advocacy organizations, private equity companies, school districts, law firms, corporations and regulatory agencies, as well as manage public advocacy and municipal millage campaigns.

What issues are most important...

March 24, 2020

Welp, we certainly weren’t ready for any of this. We don’t have enough hospital beds. We don’t have enough ventilators. We don’t have enough protective equipment for our brave medical professionals on the front lines of this global pandemic. 

Our healthcare system wasn’t ready. Our government wasn’t ready. And we weren’t ready. Clearly. But, I think, the universe -- over...

Remember who helped.

Remember who complained.

Remember who panicked.

Remember who lead.

Remember what is important.

Remember what you can live without.

The number of times I heard the word ‘unprecedented’ in the news today was reaching into multiples of tens. It was applied to the disease, the economy, sports seasons, bans, purchase patterns, stimulus packages, and internation...

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