Extra Points: So Who Are You…?

These lyrics are from the song made famous by The Who during my high school years. It remains prominent on the airwaves, especially as it’s also now a famous theme song from a popular television show. It also should act as a reminder that who you are perceived...

Extra Points: Make a Decision Already

As we begin the closing quarter of another year, it seems to me that this century is more and more being defined by the ability to make decisions. Technology is becoming more adept at running tasks. I would venture to guess that in my lifetime, most (if not all)...

Extra Points: Are You Available?

As the National Football League season kicked off this past weekend, it’s a reminder that unlike many high school and college teams, the NFL is a “cut sport.” In other words, not everyone makes the team. All 32 teams must cut down to 53 players (with...

Why You Hate Your Boss

This is the second of a three-part series for my Kitsap Sun business column… This is the second of a three-part series on running a family business profitably and equitably. Over the past 27 years, I’ve worked with hundreds of family businesses. Even...

Extra Points: One Life, Right?

Don’t blow it… Have you seen the new Kona Brewing Company television ads featuring two Hawaiian brothers waxing poetic about beer, but mostly life? These guys are the modern day Bob and Doug McKenzie from the Great White North. Instead of wearing parkas...