"The Master value is trust. There are no relationships that can survive for very long without it."
As a faith-based man, I feel that one of the best ways I can honor God is to strive to open up others’ hearts and minds to the bounty and blessings that are possible in the world. The world that God laid before us is a gift of unimaginable value. As a business leader, I […]Continue Reading →
Tap into the collective wisdom of trusted advisors to help your company grow, whether it’s big or small One of the most invigorating things about the business world is the opportunity to surround yourself with smart, driven, creative people — the kinds of people willing to throw immense energy into delivering new products and services […]Continue Reading →
I’ll be sharing knowledge as an educator, member of several boards, author and advocate for small business and veterans. Thirty years of leading national and worldwide companies provides a useful perch for observing the economy, as well as a lot of hard-won lessons. There’s nothing quite like the perspective you can gain by spending time […]Continue Reading →
Sandy Hook shooting is a sign of a culture in need of loving repair What is there to say in the face of the unspeakable horror that visited Sandy Hook Elementary School? A lot of fingers have been pointed, and blame has being assigned: Gun-control laws should be stricter … the mentally ill […]Continue Reading →
I will remain as chairman and will devote more energy to veterans and franchise financing efforts Today is my last day as president and CEO of Tasti D-Lite and Planet Smoothie, two great brands that I have helped grow over the past five years. Chief Operating Officer Peter Holt, a longtime friend and colleague […]Continue Reading →
Opposition to Obamacare and other regulations carries risk — but staying silent carries even more The main function of any business is to make money by serving customers in their community, so its uncomfortable when businesses find themselves caught in political or cultural battles. Two recent high-profile examples have happened this year: Chick-fil-A became […]Continue Reading →