Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum

I had a great time at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum in Simi Valley, California. President Reagan came from humble beginnings. He worked hard to build a multi-faceted career in entertainment and politics. These two industries, entertainment and politics, have become bedfellows in this 24-hour news cycle in which we live. We all…

Neel Kashkari – Lessons from the Trail

Neel Kashkari’s Lessons from the Trail was a great read. As an aspiring political leader, I learned a good deal from his candid remarks. I have a better understanding of what it takes to energize voters and establish name recognition. Here are a few things that we can start working on now. Kashkari writes, “The…

Political Ads & Retaliation

Mailboxes fill to the brim daily with leaflets and pamphlets. Radio stations are finally out of the red and in the black. Musty hotels carefully seat the elderly in stained chairs to listen to rehearsed debates. Neighborhood fences clutter with rectangular signs that boldly shout: INTEGRITY, HONESTY, and SERVANT. Well, maybe not servant, but you…

Meeting Neel Kashkari

There is nothing more American than listening to a political campaign speech with strangers in a crowded room. As a nation, we entertain this extraordinary opportunity to reevaluate our values every few years. It is a visceral experience because we survive both economically and socially on the decisions made by those who were elected to…