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 […]

Just Stop, Please!

I’m willing to bet you’ve experienced the following: Someone reaches out to connect on LinkedIn, you accept and immediately you’re hit with a sales pitch. Want to impact more people? I’ve helped thousands of people on LinkedIn… Hey, your business is interesting and I can help you reach more people by… You really should consider […]