Insights & Updates

Some Gave All

“ALL GAVE SOME, SOME GAVE ALL” This quote was first uttered by Howard William Osterkamp. Howard was a Korean War Veteran and Purple Heart recipient who continued to fight for his country even after his leg was broken. He was acknowledging the fortuitous fact that he made it out of Korea with his life; whereas,…

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Make It Personal

Technology has forever changed the way we communicate – and will likely do so many times over in our lifetimes. While it has made most facets of communication easier, a challenge remains: maintaining the value of person-to-person interaction. In my earlier days as a professional, communication seemed easy; if I needed a document from the…

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Fall Season is Tax Time

When most people think about “tax time”, their first thought would be the weeks preceding the April 15th tax filing deadline. This is, of course, the time when most (not all) taxpayers comply with the annual requirement to file tax returns with the federal and state governments. It is also the time in which we…

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Thoughts on Organizational Excellence

Another tax season is behind us now and the color green has returned to the Chicago area. It is this great transformation of nature that makes so many of us love living in the Midwest. The baseball organization that is headquartered at Wrigley Field has also gone through a transformation; one that would have seemed…

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Getting Untwisted

I am one of the lucky ones who can walk to work. I see some amazing and interesting things on the way. Some get me irritated. For example, one of the most irritating is when someone flies an American flag and allows the wind to wrap it around its pole. In my opinion, an American…

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