Mac has written about most every conceivable business topic but especially
ethical leadership, bureaucracy, entrepreneurship, and of course,
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Bureaucracy and Entrepreneurism
“They” Rule Most People’s World, but They Shouldn’t Rule Yours.
Being Successful is Not Something You Buy Into – You Have to Own it
The Best Way to the Top is to Look to the Bottom (But not the boss’)
The Five Most Telling Attributes of Business Mavericks
Should We be Surprised to Discover that Bureaucracy Reigns in the Department of Veterans Affairs?
Creating an Entrepreneurial Culture in a Bureaucratic World
Bureaucracy is the Ebola Virus of the Business World
Say Yes To "Doctor No"
*Is the American Dream Dead?
The Only Thing Worse than Failing to Achieve Your Dream is Failing to Try
The Drive to Thrive is Fueled by the Passion to Persevere
Individuals Who Trade Risk-Taking for Security Gamble with their Future
So You Want to be Your Own Boss?
The Exhilarating Lonesome Life of the Congenital Malcontent
Companies without Soul: The Dark Side of Corporate Life
What Knack do Entrepreneurs have that others Do Not?
Bureaucracy is the Beer Belly of Business
Secret Tips to Building a Long, Safe Career as a Bureaucrat
Sensational New GPS App for Entrepreneurs. Easily Downloaded
Bankers and Bureaucrats: Numskulls and Nitwits
Financial Crisis: How the Entrepreneur Deal with it
How Bureaucracy Sabotages Corporate Success and What You Can Do to Avoid
In Business, Greed is Everybody's Problem and Entrepreneurism is the
Take this Job and Shove it : Bureaucratic Cultures
Recovering Entrepreneurs Often Make the Past the Future
Live in the Past and be Lost in the Future
Health Care and the Insurance Industry
Malpractice For All In The Health Care Coverage Waivers
Health Insurance Industry Exhibits its Deceitfulness and Lack of Ethics
Health Care Legislation: Sign of Failed Leadership
Health Care: One More Time
Health Companies Infected with Pre-Existing Case of Unbridled Greed
Obama's Failed Leadership in Health Care Reform
This Health Care Debate is Making Me Sick
Opportunity Squandered by Insurance Industry in Health Care Debate
Save The Independent Insurance Agent
A Plague on the House of the Health Insurance Industry
Health Care Debate: A Classic Case of Taking Something Simple and Making
Panic Blinds Reason
Health Care Reform: Complicated Problem – Simple Solution
Aetna Insurance Learns Important Lesson – Pay For What You Want To Get
For The Life Insurance Industry, Growth Does Matter
Hot Money May Cause the Life Insurance Industry to Crash and Burn
The Drive to Thrive is Fueled by the Passion to Persevere
The Future For The Life Insurance Industry Is SimpleThe Potential Poison Pill of Private Equity in Insurance
A Biblical History of the Life Insurance Industry and Why God is Now
Delivering His Wrath
Defending the Future of Independent Marketing Organizations: Part Two
For Independent Marketing Organizations the Choice is Simple: Live Free
The Value of Life Should Never be Cheapened
The Future of the Life Insurance Industry – If There is One!
For the Life Insurance Industry the Future May be Yesterday
Life Insurance Industry Hiding Dirty Little Secret to Mask Real Problems
Insurance Companies Eating Their Young to Save Their Skin
Insurance Companies and Regulators Working in Concert Prove Greed Always
Insurance Executives Prove Stupid is as Stupid Does
Who Wants the Same Old, Same Old? Pray for Change!
Neither Baby Boomers Nor Their Financial Advisors Should Forget about
Insurance Industry: a Guarantee for Trouble
Insurance Industry Crisis Creates New Opportunities
The Insurance Industry in the Obama Era
The Death of Life (Insurance)
The Black Hole of the Life Insurance Industry
The State of the Life Insurance Industry: Today and Tomorrow
Is There Much Life Left in Life?
Needed: New Blood in the Insurance Industry
Ernst &Young ---Dumbs Down to Life Insurance Industry
How Smart Insurance Agents Face Down a Recession
Networking among Insurance Pros is More Important Than Ever
What's Wrong with the Insurance Industry?
Gander Institute to Release Findings on Future of Life Insurance
Needed: Insurance Regulations to Protect Insurance Companies from
When Marketing Insurance Products, Being Better Beats Being Bigger
Where have all the Agents Gone?
Why is it so Difficult to ask Why?
Improving Your Business Leadership
Stepping Up to Successful Leadership Calls for Many Small Steps
Is the Power in You to Empower Others?
The Rules Rule!
Teams Don't Lead . . . Leaders Lead
“Net Neutrality” – The Robber Barons of Business are Back—Bigger and Badder Than Ever
Target is Learning it is More Difficult to Retain Success Than to Attain it.
Sometimes the Truth is Harder to Find than to Face
Having a Sense of Urgency is the Only Way to Avoid a Sense of Panic
IRAQ IS BACK!!!
Keep It Simple, Stupid
The Biggest Risk of Failure is the Unwillingness to Risk Failure
The Prerequisite for Leadership is the Willingness to be Alone in the Future
Thoughts to Carry Into the New Year and the Success You Resolve to Achieve
It Pays to Work Overtime as a Leader
Avoiding the Rigor Mortis of Leadership
Is Success Enough? Or Do You Want to be Great?
The Combine of Leadership Skills
If You Want to Know the Cost of Inconsistent Leadership Just Ask President Obama
Vow to Make 2014 Your Best Year Ever–Even if You Have to Cheat to Win
They Say There Are No Shortcuts to Success – But They Are WrongThe Drive to Thrive is Fueled by the Passion to Persevere
Building a Healthy Corporate Culture Starts with Soul
It’s Hard to do the Right Thing When the Right Thing to do May be the Wrong Thing for You
The Syrian Crisis May be Helpful to Your Business Career
Looking to Supercharge Your Career? Here's How.
Winning in Business is Difficult – Doing it is Easy
Power is to Command as Trust is to Leadership
Credibility Creates the Capital a Leader Needs to Invest in Change
Real Problems are Best Resolved by the Audacious---not the Pusillanimous
Do You Have a License to Lead?
Focus on the Fracas or Forget It
Lessons from a Long Life of Learning from Leaders
The Best Antidote for Intimidation is the Intimidate the Intimidator
Sometimes the Best Boss is No Boss at All
A Sense of Urgency in Business Takes the Sene of Fear Out of Change
You Can Buy a Lot of Things at Best Buy, but You Can’t Buy the Best Map
Employees have the Darndest Ideas
Best Buy Board Shows that even the Best Companies can become Infected
with Numbskulls and Nitwits!
J. P. Morgan Debacle is a Good Learning Lesson for any Entrepreneur
Setting Goals and Realizing them is Critical to Success – Maybe
The Best Way to Plan for Business Success is to Can the Business Plan
Building a Better Brand of Capitalism
The Magic Secret to Gaining Prosperity and Success is . . . There is no
If “All’s Fair in Love and War,” what about Business?
The Power of the Powerful is to Empower the Powerless
The Responsibility of Responsible Leadership
EXPOSED: Most Successful Business Leaders are Natural Born Cheaters!
CEOs Should do the Job, Nothing but the Job and the Whole Job They are
Hired to Do?
The Bad Seed of Successful Leadership
Mr. Sam Must be Rolling Over in His Grave
The Power to Keep Power is to Share Power
The Strongest Inhibitor of Innovation is Contentment
Events in Egypt are an Echo of History and a Tutorial on Leadership
Learn to Negotiate Like a Russia
Leadership is Willingness to Step Up and Stand Out
Telltale Signs of Inept Leadership and Corporate Arrogance
“Exceptionalism” is a Powerful Tool for Good or Evil in Government and
The Risk and Reward of Telling Truth to Power
News Flash: Bankers are Stupid!
Take this Job and Shove it . . .
WikiLeaks Lessons for Business
The Promise of Leadership is Easy – The Hard Part is the Delivery
Leadership Does Matter
Leadership Lessons Learned from the Health Care Debate
Leadership: How Much Difference Does a Small Difference Make?
Are you Married to a Lower Form of Life?
On Being McCrystalized: Living Lessons in Leadership
Bankers and Goldfish Run in Schools and get Tanked
Barack Obama Beat The System
Blowing Away the Smoke from the Financial Crisis
BP: Cheap Shots and Lessons in Leadership
Old MacDonald's Farm — Growing a New Crop of Leaders
Where Have All the Ethical Leaders Gone
Why Businesses Need Strong Ethical Leadership
Buying Business Buys Trouble
Global Warming Effort Filled With Numskulls and Nitwits
Gulf Oil Spill Could be Good Thing
The Power of a Positive Business Culture
The Secret to Business Success Become a Trust Builder
The Secrets of Business Success
How Business Managers Become Business Leaders
Ethical Leadership Feeding Good Business
Real Leadership Depends on Understanding the Difference Between Ethics
Needed: New and Improved Leadership
Leadership and Management Lessons in Life
Mystery Solved: Economic Crisis Caused by Failure of Leaders to Cheat
Mystery Solved: The Economic Crisis Caused by Weakness and Stupidity
Phil Mickelson and Ethical Leadership
The Secret Weapon Known to All Successful Leaders
New Year’s Day – Like Valentine’s Day – is a Fraud Holiday
Halloween Ghouls, Goblins and Goofs
Hank Greenberg is the Poseter Child for Greed . . .
The Maverick's Creed: If it's Not Broken, Fit It!
Daniel J. Rourke: Happiness in the Sadness of Losing a Special Friend
Extraordinary Person for an Extraordinary Life (Kenneth Dahlberg)
Tips to Take from the Terrible Travails of Tressel
Don Urban, the Real Urban Legend
Hypocrisy Thy Name is Billy Payne
The Hypocrisy Exhibited in the LeBron James Circus
The Dark Side of the George Steinbrenner Legacy
Holiday Letter for Most of Mac’s Family, Friends and Followers (Bob
Holiday Greetings to Family, Friends, and Followers (2012-2013)
Holiday Letter for Family, Friends, Followers and Fools (2013-2014)
Politics and Government
Net Neutrality Creates Fundamental Conflicts for Republicans
A Parody can be Really Humorous Unless it’s Really Serious
So This is How the Greatest Government in the World Functions?
Now it’s the Republicans Turn to Disappoint us as Leaders
The Bergdahl Brouhaha Can Teach Leaders To Learn Before They Leap
ESOP – The Fable and the Fraud
Breaking the Back of Bureaucracy at the VA
These Politicians No Shame Using Thousands of Innocent Children as
Pawns in Their Exploitation of Immigration as an Election Issue?
Change Agents Are More Effective When They Are Inside Rather Than Outside
Disappointment is the Residue of Misperceiving Management as Leadership
Just be Thankful We are Not Like Russia!
It’s Time to Try “Trickle-Up” Economics to Help Solve Minimum Wage Crisis
The Very Opposite of Freedom is Security
Chris Christie’s Version of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell
Proud to be a “Doomsday Prepper"!
A Few Raucous Rants Against Random Acts of Revulsion
Trust Me, Trust is the Real Secret to Business SuccessPower Begets the
Use of Power and the Use of Power Begets the Abuse of Power
Hypocrisy in Business is Exceeded Only by Hypocrisy in Government
It Doesn’t Take a Taxocologist to Recognize that the Government is Intaxicated From Binge Taxing
Being Too Smart may be Hazardous to your Success
The Best Thing about Good Government is that it Works Best when it Doesn't Work
The Sequester is Here --- BFD!*
Guns are as Natural to the American Way of Life as Violence
To Solve Social Security and Medicare Funding Issues, Take a Lesson from the Insurance Industry
A Pox on All Three Houses of government: Their Timidity Created the Fiscal Cliff
Dancing Around the Fiscal Cliff May be Entertaining, but . . .
The "Gifts" of Leadership
Election Lessons for Democracy
The Reality of Capitalism: What it Was and What it Should Be
No Matter Who Wins the Election, You Can be the Winner
Understanding the Difference Between Leadership and Management
Confessions of a Fallen Away Republican
All Pure, Patriotic, Christian Americans Should Vote for Romney-Ryan
MAC Attack on Taxes
Democracy is the Defender of Individual Rights but Only Individuals can
America has a Rich History of Successful Populist Movements
Government and Big Business are Mortal Enemies–and Other Urban Legends
Tolerating a Government that is Intrusive, Inefficient and Wasteful is
Obamanable and is the Reason Why America is in Trouble Today
Romney and Those of His Ilk are Doing a Disservice to Real Capitalism
WARNING: The Potential Side Effects of Discussing Health Care Reform may
Include Elevated Blood Pressure, Early Onset Dementia, Constipation of
the Brain and Excessive Paranoia.
The Economy is Doing Fine—It’s Just Different
There is a Reason Why Politicians Disappoint Us as Leaders
Business has no Business Getting in the Business of Government
In Defense of the National Debt
An Indictment of and Support for the Tea Party Movement
Light Bulbs and Liberals: The Threat to Individual Liberty
A Sane Approach to Solving the Budget and Debt Crisis
Turn Out the Lights – The Party’s Over!
American Capitalism has Failed and Needs to be Replaced
What’s Happening is not Class Warfare, but Classless Political Warfare
Is it Better to be a Maker or a Mechanic?
Is it Time to Get Government off the Back of Business and Let Business
Wall Street Occupiers Make it One Big Tea Party
In Wisconsin Somebody Moved the Cheese
All is Fair in Love and War – But not in Taxes
Obama Misses the Point and Fails the “Crucible of Leadership” Test
Leadership is Willingness to Step Up and Stand Out
“Doing the Right Thing” Gets More Lip Service Than the Blarney Stone
Regulations and Regulators Need Regulation
Needed: A Dose of Business Reality in Government
Election Results Portend Lessons in Leadership
Guilefulness in Government is Directly Proportional to the Gullibility
of the Governed
Government is Not Working and the Election will Change Nothing
The Intrinsic Value of a Dysfunctional Government
Debt Reduction Talk is Like a Ride on a Merry-go-Round that Never Stops
Class Warfare Revisited with a Perspective
Regulations are Best When They Regulate What is Not Done, Not What is
A Loser can often be a Role Model for Winners
America Needs a Successful Business Leader to Solve the Problems … Or do
Romney is Getting Bum Rap for His Brand of Capitalism
Are Entitlement and Opportunity Mutually Exclusive to Effective
Money Talks and Freedom Walks
Nominating Santorum for President would Assure a Great Future for the
Regulations Run Amok Trying to Keep Muckers From Running Amok
Learn to Lead from Mitt Romney’s Failure to Lead
Supreme Court Should Invalidate, then Amputate Obamacare
The Differing Perspectives of Rangel and Schorr
What is Really Wrong with the Economy?
Mac’s Marvelous Meanderings
One Decade Down and Done -- Good Riddance
McCain Exposes Obama by using the Dreaded "S" Word
If Obama is a Socialist, What are We? ‘
Morons and the Mosque
Settle the Illegal Immigration Debate
(Last Updated: 3/6/15)