Flying Time Blind

I’m not a pilot but for a time I had an office in a regional airport. During this immersion in pilot culture (and eau de jet fuel) I learned a thing or two about aviation. For example, there are two sets of regulations governing the operation of civil aviation aircraft. One is visual flight rules …

Be Good vs. Get Better

Motivational science has been around for a century, but after having been out of the spotlight for some time, the study of motivation has regained attention and is now at the center of the work of research psychologists such as Dr. Heidi Grant Halvorson, author of the book Succeed: How We Can Reach Our Goals. The following …

Detroit Grit

Being from Detroit imbues you with a special kind of grit that never leaves you. And in any business, in these times, grittiness is essential. When I say Detroit grit, I mean it literally, as in under my fingernails, from hours spent in the garage handing my dad, a Ford engineer, tools while he worked on …

A Father’s Day Tribute

My father started saving toward my college education the day I was born. The sun came up in the morning and set in the evening and with just as much certainty my sister and I knew we were going to college. So we could get good jobs. Most men of my father’s generation (b. 1927) would have …

When Your Skills Serve You Up a Lemon, Make Lemonade

In case you haven’t yet been badgered inspired by my incessant appeals lately for your contribution to Lemonade Detroit, here’s what you need to know for this post to make sense. “Lemonade Detroit,” is an inspiring film project conceived by Erik Proulx that aims to focus the world on the cool and amazing things people …