A Final Remembrance, Finally Clarity

On Saturday, September 19, we laid my father, Brian Ahearn, Sr., to rest. In case you missed it, he was the focus on my post last week, Fathers and Sons – It’s Complicated. As you might expect, the last seven days have been unlike any before them. It’s been a whirlwind and suddenly it’s Monday, […]

Fathers and Sons – It’s Complicated

My father, Brian Ahearn Sr., passed away unexpectedly this morning. I’m still pretty numb but writing is one way I try to process my thoughts and feelings. My dad was asked at a dinner party what was the greatest experience of his life. He said without hesitation, “Being a Marine and leading men in combat.” […]

Hiring for Kindness

Over the long weekend I caught an episode of the podcast Without Fail hosted by Alex Blumberg. His guest was Ron Johnson. If you’re a loyal reader of this blog then Ron Johnson might be a familiar name to you. He was the brains behind the iconic Apple Stores and their Genius Bars. He also […]

The Catalyst to Vegetarian

I’ve been reading The Catalyst: How to Change Anyone’s Mind by Wharton Professor Jonah Berger. Good book, I highly recommend it. As I’ve been reading it’s caused me to consider why I made the switch to vegetarian last November. My wife Jane has been a vegetarian for more than 25 years. She made that decision […]

Book #2 is Almost Finished!

I’m excited to tell you I’m almost finished with book #2. I shared an unedited version with some trusted contacts in the insurance industry for feedback and should have a final copy to my editor by mid-September. The book will be called Persuasive Selling and should be available before year end. It will focus on […]