Michael’s 75th Birthday Donation Goal

For my birthday this year – I’ll be 75 on December 10. I’m asking for donations to The Joseph and Edna Josephson Institute for the Advancement of Ethics. Pursuing the Institute’s mission has been my full-time endeavor since 1987. I hope you’ll consider contributing. Every little bit will help my efforts to heal the world. Your gift is tax deductible …

Ohio Healthcare Presentation

Ohio Healthcare Presentation Download MY EXCURSION INTO HEALTHCARE. Just returned from Columbus, Ohio where I addressed 400 healthcare execs. My presentation was given more depth by my recent open-heart surgery experience. The emphasis of the conference was compliance and a heavy focus on the laws regulating the industry with a clear goal to keep health orgs, especially hospitals out of …

Good Ethics is Enough

“Good ethics may not always be good business but it is always good ethics and for a company or person of character — that’s enough.” – Michael Josephson Find a worthwhile article from the Harvard Business Review below: I’ve been a consultant for almost 20 years, advising companies on complex challenges in ethics, risk, and responsibility. Each year several clients …

A Timeless Observation: The Right Answer

A timeless observation that seems particularly timely today. If it matters who said this more than what is said, you may be part of the problem.   “Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seen to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the …

Give Back! It Will Improve Your World and Your Life!

Please join me in a commitment to at least double your charitable donations this year. It will improve the world and your life. “If you want to know how to live your life, think about what you want people to say about you after you die and live backward.” Having recently experienced a life-threatening health challenge I am more passionate …

Thoughts on Las Vegas: The Caring of Strangers

When terrible things happen often all that can protect us or ease our pain is the caring of strangers and the commitment and skill of EMTs, ambulance drivers, police and doctors and nurses. We must celebrate and encourage the best that is in us, not demean our potential with easy cynicism. Human nature is complex but it can be grand …

Thoughts on Las Vegas: We Need Love for All Humanity

The best of human nature always reveals itself in response to the worst. Compassion, service and a genuine sense of community is the most powerful antidote to the disease of hatred. Our condolences and words of support to those most injured by the Las Vegas tragedy are sadly without power. Only persistent and direct love for all humanity – irrespective …

What Will Matter: Teachers Edition

Ready or not, someday it will all come to an end. There will be no more sunrises, no minutes, hours or days. All things you collected, whether treasured or forgotten, will pass to someone else. Your wealth, fame and temporal power will shrivel to irrelevance. Your grudges, resentments, frustrations and jealousies will finally disappear. So too your hopes, ambitions, plans, …

Say THANK YOU!

Memorial Day Weekend is not just a three-day weekend for vacations and picnics. It is a dedicated opportunity for us to experience and express appreciation for those who have and are servicing on our behalf. Be sure to take some time to say THANK YOU

The Honor Comes in Giving

“It is your depth of commitment, your quality of service, the product of your devotion — these are the things that count in a life. When you give purely, the honor comes in the giving, and that is honor enough.” Scott O’Grady, Air Force pilot (1995).

Worth Reading: Passover & The Meaning of Freedom

Courtesy of Aish.com Viktor Frankl, Passover, and the Meaning of Freedom Taste the power of true freedom. by Rabbi Yaakov Cohen Passover. The holiday that celebrates what it means to be truly free. But what is Freedom? Victor Frankl, a prominent Jewish psychologist, was a survivor of two concentration camps. When he was liberated in April 1945, almost everyone in …

Set Yourself Free

Enjoy this powerful video about setting yourself free. What is holding you back from freeing yourself?

Amazement

We all have our own talents, take a few minutes to enjoy the unbelievable talents of these two young singers.