Entrepreneur-building

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I have a friend who wanted to start a business for years.  But, I- and a few other of my fellow advisors- knew that he was not a prime candidate for the kind of business he envisioned.

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Tax rate truths and lies

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So, before  my children (and grandchild) woke up on the first day of Passover (the seder ends pretty late), I was reading my Washington Post and drinking my coffee.  (I had already finished the NY Times and the Wall Street Journal.)  And, then I read the piece by Catherine Rampell.  I could not let it sit unanswered- but since it was the first days of Passover, I had to wait until the intermediate days to respond.

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One dot.

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A few drops of ink changes the world.  I know it seems hard, but if you think about it, you will see.  Having just finished a month laden with holidays, it’s easy to use biblical references first.

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7th day of Pesach

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The Ten Plagues. Dam, Tzfardaya, Kinim..  In English: Blood. Frogs. Lice. Wild Beasts. Pestilence. Boils. Hail. Locusts. Darkness. Slaying of the First-born. Continue reading

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And, you thought we had some big ships…

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In America, we haven’t built a new petrochemical refinery in years. which is why when one of them gets shut down (hurricane, accident at the plant, a blocked waterway), fuel costs rise in a heartbeat.

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Mentschen

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I’ve often said that I learned how to raise my children by choosing to the the opposite of what my parents did.   (And, having had all of them here this past few days to celebrate Pesach reminded me how great my children are, but that’s only anecdotal…)  Now, research is indicating that those choices I made pay off.

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Pesach

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The Ten Plagues. Dam, Tzfardaya, Kinim..  In English: Blood. Frogs. Lice. Wild Beasts. Pestilence. Boils. Hail. Locusts. Darkness. Slaying of the First-born.

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Pesach (Passover)

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Tonight begins the holiday of Passover.  Other than Rosh Hashana and Yom Kipur, this is the one holidays that most Jews celebrate.  Oh, Chanuka comes close, but most don’t light the menora.

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It can be done…

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Sometimes, it’s just nice to kick back and reminisce. Which is why my Shabat (Friday night) dinners are so important to me. Because that’s the one time each week that my friends (and, when they were younger- and around- my children’s friends) come over for dinner, spending hours discussing past events, politics, science, technology… all the things in life that matter.

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Autism. News but no real news.

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I haven’t written about autism lately.  Mostly because there has not been any new research I considered worth sharing with you.  But, many of my friends all know that we could easily have been among those diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder.  Because there’s a fine line between high functioning ASD subjects and those of us who managed, through some means or another, to find a way to be who we are and not be so diagnosed.

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