MHP Reflections

The lion’s roar

Indeed, the world is an unbelievably amazing place, rich and beautiful and full of wonder. Still, some things may simply be too hard to believe, like sleeping in a tent on the Masai Mara in...

Data to dollars: a story of the relentless American business

Storytelling may, indeed, be the secret to life. I come from a long line of storytellers. Hailing from a large Catholic family, you either perfected the craft and rose to the top of the...

Time is on our side

As a younger self, I watched mere mortals struggle against the will of the "Old Man" with a child's curiosity. Here I learned a simple truth. Quiet observation and analysis informs future events. If you...

Positivity

I felt completely overpowered by his dismay. We're both Catholic, so many of our discussions circled around our faith-in-common, but it felt as though he had already given up the ship. It seemed that...

Glory days of opportunity

It's good to note that no matter how intellectual a person, the irony is that most decisions are ultimately made by intuition. In the final light, it's how CEOs run companies, how managers manage...

A human being is a deciding being

Like those before me and, perhaps, those beyond my view, I want the whole field advantage. It's a view that assures the tension of new and the vigor of limitless context. But mostly, it...

Lean into it

American optimism lives, though scuffed. The latest Gallup Poll shows an uptick in the Economic Confidence Index, after a six-week "morose." Pundits caution that there remain obstacles ahead that may challenge the air in...

American revival and the miserables

She said that reminding herself of others' woes made her feel less overwhelmed, even fortunate. Let me get this straight. When she couldn't change the facts of her circumstance, she sought relief by changing the context. It's...

Influencers and high tide

Family and friends? Business associates? The Kardashians? Who is your voice of reason? After viewing the video and examining the DNA according to CSI protocol, it appears that those closely-held beliefs that we call truth may...

Made in America holidays

I was mesmerized. I opened and closed the book, slowly, gently, considering the long and arduous process required to publish a book back then. I thought about the person who read it first. I...