Conversations in Management: Abracadabra

“Abracadabra!” An Incantation. Abracadabra is a common expression with a long history. Nowadays we recognize it as a corny prelude to a magician’s trick or as an ironic observation when … Continue Reading →


Conversations in Management: Scott London

“I feel terrible for what I have done almost all the time.” Scott London. Remorse is a good thing for Scott London. It means he has a conscience. It means … Continue Reading →


Conversations in Management: J. P. Morgan

“The first thing is character.” J.P. Morgan. During a congressional hearing, Morgan had been asked if money and property were the most important factors in lending money. He quickly responded, … Continue Reading →


Conversations in Management: Wooden Nickels

“Don’t take any wooden nickels or cash any checks.” Mrs. Bessie Pesch. Mrs. Pesch called out this breezy farewell to reporters as her train pulled out of the Tacoma station. … Continue Reading →