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Tariffs, Trade Wars, and Just Seeking to Understand Before I am Understood

I always focus on my second principle of BALANCE when discussing any issue…..that is “take the time to understand all sides of the issue,” or as St. Francis stated, “Seek to understand before you are understood.”  As a result, when I am having a debate with someone, I try to never say, “I don’t understand” because that seems ignorant.  I

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Last Thursday We Lost a True Values-Based Leader

When a true values-based leader passes away, it leaves an empty feeling for those fortunate to have had the opportunity to know them. That is what happened to me last Thursday night with the passing of Professor Walter Scott, better known to students, faculty, and almost everybody, as “Wally”. As I have shared frequently in previous posts, when I stepped

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Happy New Year 2018!

Since it wasn’t cold enough in Chicago, the “Kraemer Gang” (as usual) drove up to Minnesota to spend Christmas with all of our Jansen and Kraemer relatives — always a fantastic time! Luckily, the day after Christmas, as the Minnesota temperature descended to negative 10 degrees (that doesn’t include wind chill), we all flew down to Sarasota — resulting in

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