Wandering Into Wisdom

This blog chronicles the knowledge, insight and wisdom I encounter every day as a leadership consultant, executive coach, educator, father, friend and citizen. This site is dedicated to my father, Louis (Jack) Laughlin, who passed on to me an appreciation for wisdom. A special thanks to my friend Isaac Cheifetz, a businessman and journalist, who helped me understand the value of blogs and encouraged me to write one.

The Price of Success

I would gladly give all my millions for just one lasting marital success.
- JP Getty (married and divorced five times)

Don't Over React

It is unwise to pour gasoline over yourself and light a match because you are cold.


Ignorance allied with power is the most ferocious enemy justice can have."
- James Baldwin

Not Ignorant

The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance - it is the illusion of knowledge.
- Daniel J. Boorstin


"The job of a newspaper is the comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable."
- Finley Peter Dunne


Hurry don't rush
Push don't shove
Jump don't leap

Artificial gods

"Computers are like Old Testament gods; lots of rules and no mercy."
 - Joseph Campbell


We should never confuse knowing the right thing with doing the difficult thing.  It's the difference between advice and encouragement.


The difference between drive and impatience is planning.


"Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars."
 - Khalil Gibran

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