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Om Mane Padme Hum – On the Kathmandu and Everest Tragedies

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The story and pictures and videos are devastating to watch.  The earthquake in Nepal and the avalanches triggered around Mount Everest have killed more than 4,000 as of this writing and at least 17 climbers on Everest.  One can't help but be moved … [Read more]

Five Lessons on Leadership from Lee Kuan Yew

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This past week has been very sad here in Singapore. You can see it on the faces of colleagues, friends and people we encounter every day like taxi or bus drivers. You can hear it on the radio, see it on the TV, and feel it on the streets. When I pass … [Read more]

Ten Leadership Lessons from Everest

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Between 22,000′ and 26,000′ on Everest, I spent time on some big thinking about the similarities of the mountain and leadership. When your own life and goal are in danger and success is not guaranteed, you have to both lead, manage yourself and … [Read more]

Save a Life – It Might Be Yours

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The other day, I received an email from a friend and colleague that changed the way I think about running and taking care of yourself (and others).  It gave me chills, and still does.  For purposes of this post, I'll call him Brent.  I asked him … [Read more]

2014 – Year in Review

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It was a year marked by births, deaths, weddings, happiness and sorrow, and life changing events like moving 9,000 miles away from our friends, family, children and grandchildren.  Mostly though, We are filled with tremendous gratitude and … [Read more]

Singapore Marathon 2014 – Part II

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At exactly 6:52am two amazing things happened.  While I was at 16K, the group of African runners were on the other side of East Coast Park running the other way to the finish line already at 30K.  And the most beautiful sunrise.  First the clouds … [Read more]

Singapore Marathon 2014 – Part I

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Today is ten years to the day that I last ran the Singapore Marathon.  And almost died. Tomorrow I will attempt to run it again, and the first time since ten years ago. Today, we got rained out on the golf course, but I could see where we … [Read more]

To the Top of Fuji-san (Mount Fuji)

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Mount Fuji (富士山) - also known as Fuji-San - is the highest mountain in Japan at 3,776 meters (12,389 feet). An active strato-volcano that last erupted in 1707–08, Mount Fuji lies about 100 kilometers (60 miles) south-west of Tokyo and can be … [Read more]