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.

Vivid*

It has been difficult to convince my fifteen year old son to wear a bicycle helmet. In a moment of desperation I told him that I wanted him to wear a helmet because I didn’t want him to spend the rest of his life in a wheelchair unable to speak. The image was so vivid that he asked me to buy him a new helmet which he wears without prompting.

Aspirations*

It is important to stay grounded in who we are,
especially when we aspire to be more.

Contradictions*

The more knowledge we acquire, the more mystery we discover.
The more wisdom we attain, the more paradox we observe.
The more excellence we achieve, the more limitations we uncover.

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