Douglas Freier, Pioneer Seed, and a John Deere Hay Rake

Pulling into the gravel driveway of the Freier Farm on Post road was a highlight of my after school and summer days. Although working on the farm wasn’t always easy work, it was in many ways, the most rewarding. There were always things to learn and do on the farm, and Douglas Freier had one … More Douglas Freier, Pioneer Seed, and a John Deere Hay Rake

The Nothing Now

Have you ever done something really big in your life, like setting a huge goal and achieving it, or training for a marathon and completing it, or practicing over and over for a recital and nailing it? I have and if you’re anything like me; once you’ve completed the task or goal you’ve set out … More The Nothing Now


I turned 50 a few months ago. I didn’t think much about it, after all, it’s just a number, right? But 50 years on the planet proved to be more than a number, it was a time to measure the impact of my life. There’s something about us humans needing markers in our lives to … More Transition

Amazon can fail, but maybe not how you think…

In an all hands meeting, Jeff Bezos stated that the trillion dollar company is not too big to fail.  “Amazon is not too big to fail…In fact, I predict one day Amazon will fail. Amazon will go bankrupt. If you look at large companies, their lifespans tend to be 30-plus years, not a hundred-plus years.” …and he’s … More Amazon can fail, but maybe not how you think…

Next Jump

It’s been hailed as the billion dollar company you’ve never heard of. If you “jump” on their web site, it will take you a few minutes to figure out what they “do”. But more importantly, you will find out what they are “about”. Next Jump is about developing people, plain and simple. Their focus on … More Next Jump