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Monthly Archives: November 2013

24 11, 2013

It’s Thanksgivukkah

By |November 24th, 2013|Holidays|

HANUKKAH AND THANKSGIVING. HUH?

The reason Hanukkah and Thanksgiving will overlap this year is because the Jewish calendar repeats on a 19 year cycle, and Thanksgiving repeats on a 7 year cycle. You would therefore expect them to coincide roughly every 19×7 = 133 years. Which is correct – the last time it would have happened is 1861. But Thanksgiving was only formally established by President Lincoln in 1863 (which [...]

19 11, 2013

Confidence Courage Character

By |November 19th, 2013|Leadership|

One of my goals is to get involved with the Girl Scouts. A couple of years ago I read ‘My Life In Leadership’ by Frances Hesselbein who went from a troop leader to a transformational CEO of the Girl Scouts, and I attended an event where the CEO at that time spoke about her challenge to restructure the organization for efficiency just like every major corporation was doing. I [...]

12 11, 2013

Barcelona and Beyond Through Food

By |November 12th, 2013|Food, Travel|

What better way to learn about a city and a region but through food. I love the markets, the smells, the energy the history. So Morry and I set out on our adventure with our new friend and culinary expert Yvan Mass from Spain Taste. It is his business and personal. He suggested the best places to go in Barcelona (5 days) and with him (5 days) we traveled [...]

5 11, 2013

Bucky Badger does Speed Networking

By |November 5th, 2013|Leadership|

Driving last month from Milwaukee to Madison I reflected on how beautifully the harvest sun danced on the corn and soybean fields to produce the golden hues at dawn and dusk. I’ve driven that road so many times to the University of Wisconsin, but now I appreciated the beauty of the farmland. I was excited to meet Dean Shim, and my friends and professors who inspire students to be [...]