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  • 2021.03.21 Penn Wealth Report Vol 9 Issue 02

    2021.03.21 Penn Wealth Report Vol 9 Issue 02

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  • Humor Friday

    Humor Friday

    Recently, I was asked if I was going to fire an employee who made a mistake that cost the company $600,000. No, I replied, I just spent $600,000 training him. Why would I want somebody to hire his...

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  • On Personal Excellence

    On Personal Excellence

    If you want to achieve excellence, you can get there today. As of this second, quit doing less-than-excellent work. — Thomas J. Watson, IBM CEO between 1914 and 1962 (Image licensed by Penn Wealth...

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  • Live in the Moment

    Live in the Moment

    If you are depressed, you are living in the past. If you are anxious, you are living in the future. If you are at peace, you are living in the present. — Lao Tzu (Image licensed by Penn Wealth Pub.) 

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  • Renewal

    Renewal

    Whether one has succeeded, failed, or just muddled along…life begins each morning! Each night is a wall between today and the past; each morning is the open door to a new world—new vistas, new...

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  • Perception: Why Some See Stone Walls Where Others See Only Stepping Stones

    Perception: Why Some See Stone Walls Where Others See Only Stepping Stones

    The learner always begins by finding fault, but the scholar sees the positive merit in everything. — Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1831, by Jakob Schlesinger; Public Domain) 

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  • Humor Friday: On Taking the Erudite Too Seriously

    Humor Friday: On Taking the Erudite Too Seriously

    Without education we are in a horrible and deadly danger of taking educated people seriously. — G.K.Chesterton, English author, philosopher, and lay theologian (Public Domain) 

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  • Merchants of Division

    Merchants of Division

    Be leery of any person or movement which tries to separate us into groups by pointing out our differences rather than trying to bring us together based our common threads. Odds are strong that...

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  • You Do Something Remarkable, So Get Your Message Out!

    You Do Something Remarkable, So Get Your Message Out!

    Without promotion, something terrible happens…nothing! — P.T. Barnum (Image licensed by Penn Wealth Pub.)  People are always open to good ideas, new solutions, applications which can improve the...

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  • The Eye of the Beholder

    The Eye of the Beholder

    The tree which moves some to tears of joy is, in the eyes of others, only a green thing that stands in the way. Some…scarce see nature at all. But to the eyes of one with imagination, nature is...

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  • Having Selected Your Destination, Do What You Must to Get There

    Having Selected Your Destination, Do What You Must to Get There

    We shall never have more time. We have, and have always had, all the time there is. No object is served in waiting until next week or even until tomorrow. Keep going day-in and day-out....

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  • Humor Friday: on Temptation

    Humor Friday: on Temptation

    Better to shun the bait than struggle in the snare. — John Dryden, England’s first Poet Laureate (by Sir Godfrey Kneller; Public Domain)  I am sure we all have very colorful examples in our lives...

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  • On Humility and a Willingness to Learn, to Adjust One’s Thinking

    On Humility and a Willingness to Learn, to Adjust One’s Thinking

    Some people will never learn anything for this reason: because they understand everything too soon. — Alexander Pope (1727, by Michael Dahl; Public Domain) 

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  • Be the Pioneer, the Catalyst for Growth

    Be the Pioneer, the Catalyst for Growth

    With a tree, all the growth takes place at the growing tips. Humanity is exactly the same. All the growth takes place in the growing tip: among that small percentage of the population. It’s made...

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  • The Spiritual Nature of Time

    The Spiritual Nature of Time

    This lifetime is a sliver on the path of our soul’s journey. If we keep that in mind, we see our world with increased clarity, we become more emboldened with our daily pursuits, and our setbacks...

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  • On Accomplishment-Focused Leadership

    On Accomplishment-Focused Leadership

    A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves. — Lao Tzu (Image licensed by Penn Wealth Pub.) 

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  • Humor Friday

    Humor Friday

    Good advice is something a man gives when he is too old to set a bad example. — François de La Rochefoucauld (Image licensed by Penn Wealth Pub.)

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