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Turning the Corner to the Way Forward

the Way Forward

I don’t typically find myself drawn to self-help books but after reading an article on Medium I found myself intrigued by one written in 1960 by a plastic surgeon named Maxwell Maltz. It is called Psycho-Cybernetics.

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Kindness – It Can Be Contagious

kindness

My intention was to make a clean break this week and the transition from mourning the loss of my wife Roneet to discussing more economic and business-related issues. But honestly, I found that I’m not mentally and emotionally in that place right now. As a result,

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Grief – What Is It Good For? and Lessons From Two And a Half Men

grief Gary Carmell Roneet Carmell

First of all, I would like to thank everyone that has expressed their condolences, sadness, thoughts, and feelings about the loss of my beautiful wife Roneet. The outpouring of support and emotion has been extraordinary and so gratifying and, at the same time, quite understandable because of what a very unique and special person she was.

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Ariella to Roneet: A Daughter’s Tribute – A Mother’s Love

Roneet Ariella

“In the middle of the journey of our life I found myself within a dark wood where the straight way was lost.” – Dante Alighieri, The Inferno.

The connection between a mother and daughter is visceral and, even at times, violent in its sheer passion.

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Roneet Kimeldorf Carmell

Roneet Kimeldorf Carmell

We are incredibly grateful for the love, support, prayers, visits, and food sent to us. We know CWS was with us all the way.

There would be no Gary and CWS without Roneet. She was the catalyst for me finding CWS and getting the job and I am convinced I would not have had the success I have had without her pushing me to keep improving, 

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Indispensability and Lessons from Liam Neeson

indispensable Liam Neeson

And all the roads we have to walk are winding

And all the lights that lead us there are blinding

-Oasis “Wonderwall”

I am periodically asked to give career advice and it is something that honestly I’m not so comfortable doing.

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The Days Between – The Wisdom of Jerry Garcia

Jerry Garcia

Jerry Garcia was born on August 1st, 1942 and died on August 9th, 1995. The eight days between his birthday and the day of his death are known as the “Days Between”. It also happens to be the name of a very poignant Grateful Dead song,

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Rising from the Ashes – Lessons From My Visit to Auschwitz & Birkenau

Auschwitz Enterance

According to management guru Peter Drucker, one of the greatest traits a business leader can have is intellectual honesty. This is the ability to see the world as it is and not as you want it to be and then to act accordingly. This applies equally as well to great investors like Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger.

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The Only Way Out Is Through – Lessons From Africa Applied at The Dead & Company Concert

There is a line from a Grateful Dead song that says:

I remember on our recent long sojourn to Africa and Asia there were a number of days when we are out on excursions and it was oppressively hot. The temperatures were close to 100° and the humidity was well over 50%.

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Creating Gifts that Keep on Giving

Gifts making Memories

35 years ago on the night of June 27th, a friend of mine and I slept on very uncomfortable concrete outside of Dane County Coliseum in Madison, Wisconsin. The catalyst for this was fear of missing out as we were intent on doing our best to position ourselves to secure a great location for the next night’s concert being put on by the Grateful Dead as all seats were general admission.

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