The best way to predict the future is to create it.

Peter Drucker

“Seize tomorrow” is the simple definition. However, the message and meaning are much more important than that. The fact is that each of us has only one future. It is ours to define and design.

In lieu of just spending time – invest wisely. Create your future as you want it to be. Carpe Mañana!

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The Great Economic Collapse of 2008 - What Now?

One Friday evening, Boudreaux and Comeaux go to the Veteran’s Building in New Iberia for a Fais Do Do (dance). They drive to the back of the building, park under the back carport, and enter through the back door. About 3:00 a.m. - after hours of hard drinking, dancing, and partying, the band quits playing. Comeaux goes to the car but Boudreaux is not there. Comeaux goes back into the building and does not see him. He searches in the bathroom and under the tables - no Boudreaux.

The Great Economic Collapse of 2008 - What Happened?

Stormy defines me as “often wrong but never in doubt.” He’s probably right. What follows is my best and most confident attempt to explain “what happened” to cause our recent financial meltdown.

Our parents and grandparents took a country distressed by World War I and the Great Depression and built it into the greatest military and economic super power in the history of the world. Today we appear to be backing into another depression.

• In the post-depression world - people had “nothing” and appreciated everything. Today most have “everything” and appreciate nothing.

Decision Making in Corporate America

Nancy Newbee is the newest trainee for LOCO (Large Old Company), Inc. She was hired because she is bright, articulate, well educated and motivated. She is in her second week of training.

Her orders include: “We’ll teach you all you need to know. Sammy Supervisor will monitor your every action and coordinate your training. Don’t take a step without his clearance. When he’s busy just read through the procedures manual.”

Nancy is already frustrated by this training process but is committed to following the rules.

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A friend, Barbara Carey (e-mail -, recommended that I buy this text and it’s her ideas that are this article. Her thoughts completed the circle that originated from earlier comments from another friend, Anne Bailey Berman (

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