Gelett Burgess

The Regrettable Purple Cow

“I never saw a purple cow I never hope to see one; But I can tell you, anyhow, I’d rather see than be one!”  Gelett Burgess. Gelett Burgess would come … Continue Reading →

Ovid’s Amores by William-Adolphe Bouguereau

Ovid, Love and You

“To be loved, be loveable.” Ovid. If there had been a Rat Pack in ancient Rome, Publius Ovidius Naso—Ovid to us—would have been counted among their number. As it was, … Continue Reading →

Douglas MacArthur


“I shall return.” Douglas MacArthur. Outnumbered, outgunned and under direct orders from FDR, MacArthur spoke these defiant words as he left the Philippines on March 20, 1942. A month later … Continue Reading →

Conversations in Management: Robert Shurtleff

Associate with men of good quality, if you esteem your own reputation.  George Washington Things started hard for Robert Shurtleff.  When he was five years old he was indentured to … Continue Reading →

Conversations in Management: Tom Glazer

I’m always grateful if people like what I’ve done. A legacy is something no one can foresee. Tom Glazer Jone Ball and Linda Matteri, 11 and 12 respectively, “needed something to do,” … Continue Reading →

Conversations in Management: Nikita Khrushchev

It was such fun! Nikita Khrushchev He was a survivor. He gained political power under the Bolsheviks and unlike many others, later successfully aligned himself with Stalin. He helped implement … Continue Reading →