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If you are going to invest in your future best self, where do you want to make the investment for the optimal outcome? Are exceptional results a matter of chance, or do we cause them? Working through a personal performance review and a go-forward energy allocation plan seems like hard work. Why bother—unless you’re interested …

We all get that conflict is to the largest degree, an unavoidable part of the human condition, right? Inequality of power and wealth, fear, envy, struggle with self-regulation, sexual desire, hostility to other groups or tribes, or hostility within our own tribe. There are only a few master plots in the library of the world’s …

Remember when you were a kid, spending time at the beach running around the sand, the waves, the shells, and the detritus that Mother Nature left behind? You just had an insatiable interest in things. In everything. No one counselled you to “get engaged.”  Jumping the waves in the ocean surf, did you ever ask yourself, …

The other day, I was chatting with an outwardly successful person who said something that startled me, and caused me to think deeply about patterns in our popular culture. I thought I might share it to inspire you to ponder it too.

Six Things
You Can Do
Right Now

  • Enterprising business owners will find a wealth of useful advice in If You Want to Earn a Capital Gain Someday: Six Things You Can Do Right Now (2015), a new book from the partners of Bigelow LLC (Pete Worrell, Dave Linton, and Rob MacLeod) that has just been published by Blue Tree.
  • This practical, hands-on book is filled with nuggets of information—and recommendations—from veterans of the private transaction market that any private business owner will be able to put to immediate use.
  • Each chapter concludes with a compilation of thoughtful, focusing questions designed to inspire interested Entrepreneur Owner-Managers (EOMs) to discover their own answers.


  • Published by McGraw-Hill in 2014, this work vividly describes lessons learned from working with the best seasoned successful Entrepreneur Owner-Managers (EOMs) creating sustaining wealth and positive legacy—at the intersection of Finance and Psychology.
  • This work is based on established foundational theory in finance, economics, and positive psychology, coupled with the authors' years of experience working exclusively with hundreds of seasoned, successful EOMs—industry disruptors and game changers.
  • You might enjoy this "video book trailer", (analogous to a movie trailer). It speaks to a number of themes and concepts discussed in the book Enterprise Value. View the trailer here.