Bowling for Business: Take my word for it.

This column first appeared on RIMOFTHEWORLD.net on Monday, March 8, 2010. A stray Labrador Retriever we found sitting quietly in front of the dog pound, Maggie was beautiful, loyal, intelligent and, unfortunately, quite destructive. She met me at the door when I came home from school; sat on top of her doghouse instead of inside…

Bowling for Business: Follow the Money

This column first appeared on RimoftheWorld.net on December 6, 2009 and in the Business Press on December 16, 2009. Just before Christmas when I was seven years old, my father walked with me to a small curiosity shop/drug store in our town called Rotolo‚Äôs. I was eager to spend the $5 I had earned raking…