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Another Reason to be Thankful: Honoring Caregivers

By pwsadmin | Nov 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

It seems only fitting that as we celebrate Thanksgiving this Thursday that we should also pay gratitude this month for the millions of Americans who serve as caregivers. Most of us do not know that November is National Family Caregivers Month.  The Value of Care For those for whom they provide care, these 90 million […]

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Big Dreams Have Their Own Rewards

By pwsadmin | Sep 20, 2017 | 1 Comment

Big Dreams I love the quote by Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the president of Liberia: “The size of your dreams must always exceed your current capacity to achieve them. If your dreams do not scare you, they are not big enough.” President Sirleaf is the classic example of someone who dares to dream big. She has […]

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Taking the Positive Approach

By pwsadmin | Jun 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” George Bernard Shaw I have found that taking a positive approach to life, as recommended by George Bernard Shaw, to be invaluable advice.  Little did I know that when I turned 60, almost 10 years ago, jogging would become such an integral part of my […]

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Handicap “Welcoming” vs Handicap Accessible

By pwsadmin | Jun 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

Over the past 43 years of living with Cindy, I have learned to appreciate businesses that go the extra mile, creating an atmosphere that is “handicap welcoming, not just accessible.”  Recently we went on vacation with Cindy’s siblings and their spouses.  We were excited when we saw the pictures of the five star resort where […]

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Excellence

By pwsadmin | Jun 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

In April of 2008 I achieved an unexpected milestone in my life when I received my MBA from George Fox University.   Two years prior when I enrolled my friends and colleagues thought that I had lost my mind.  What in the world did I expect to gain from getting an MBA at that late stage […]

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The PEP (Procative, Efficient & Persistent) Talk

By pwsadmin | Jun 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

In 2008 I  celebrated Father’s Day by attending the convocation ceremonies at the University of Chicago Graduate Business School.  My son  received his MBA. The faculty speaker at the ceremony was Steven Neil Kaplan, Neubauer Family Professor of Entrepreneurship and Finance. Dr. Kaplan’s research previously has focused on private equity and entrepreneurial finance, corporate governance […]

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Winning the Race

By pwsadmin | Jun 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

Leadership can be a lonely road. Many times we get discouraged when the results aren’t as timely or notable as we had hoped. But most of us will be remember for how we ran not for winning the race.  True leaders continue to run long after less dedicated runner fade and quit.  And many times […]

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Use Your Keys

By pwsadmin | May 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

Keys are wonderful tools. We use them daily to unlock doors, start cars and figuratively speaking, to unlock opportunities. Several years ago while vacationing in Orlando, I was returning to the condo after running some errands.  I had several items that I needed to take back to the room. Rather than make two trips, I […]

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To Blog or Not to Blog

By pwsadmin | May 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

Time to pick up the pen and start blogging.  Check out my previous efforts.

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The Story Begins

By Dr. Brad Larsen | Mar 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

Our Recent Blogs We had been married just two years, our oldest son was only six months old and I was just beginning my second year of dental school when my wife, Cindy was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. Forty-two years ago, treatment options were limited and she was told that she would probably live 20 […]

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