To be successful, every team needs to develop solid fundamentals, follow a smart playbook, employ a talented coaching staff—an all-star recruiting classes doesn’t hurt—and the free agent market is always a good source for adding talent… I could write an entire post using cheesy game-day references that link business and sport. But I won’t. The…Details
Here’s to your health- Mustaches in Movember remind us all to take care of the important stuff—and encourage our family and friends to do the same
During this past month, the global Movember Foundation challenged men to grow mustaches to raise awareness about, and funds for, men’s health programs—particularly prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental illness. I participated and went full-on no shave with a beard and moustache. Other than simplifying my morning routine, Movember has taught me a few important…Details
When we were kids, my mom made us finish all of the food on our plates—and as many of you can probably relate, she’d remind us that there were kids in the world who didn’t have anything to eat. Even so, we weren’t feeling so lucky to have broccoli sitting in front of us. Fast…Details
Safety first. In this age of security breaches and computer hacks, we’re wise to take steps to protect our personal data and that of our customers.
Have you ever Googled yourself? I have; and I’ve also run other test searches about myself. The amount of personal information, or data, that’s out there floating around in cyberspace is mind-boggling. And I know enough to know that the data I see, and have access to, is only a fraction of what exists. Data…Details
Creatures of habit. Back to school, back to routine: Now is a great time to take stock of daily habits—and make changes.
We all have our routines and habits—both good and bad. For most of our kids, the summer routine of late nights and lazy mornings is about to come to an abrupt end with school back in session. While we’re helping them make that transition, it’s the perfect opportunity for us to take a look at…Details
Love it or hate it, the social media movement is here to stay. It’s hard to imagine life before “friending” and “selfies” became common-speak. It was 10 years ago that Mark Zuckerberg launched Facebook from his Harvard dorm room. And now, fast-forward to 2014: Facebook has 1.15 billion active users. It’s hard to wrap your…Details
Good Reads. Tim’s picks for industry magazines & websites (and technology that makes them more accessible)
Paper or electronic. Tablet or desktop: our generation is all about options. We’re fortunate to have a host of format choices that make information and content accessible—and convenient. I tend to bounce back and forth between different mediums; and I’m always looking for new tools/channels that make it even easier to gather and share that…Details
Retirement Reflection – Bob takes a look back at his accomplished career, including his 32 years at Shamrock.
Where do you see yourself in 20 years? For most of us, our career paths are unpredictable. And I mean that in a positive way. Looking back, I realize that my journey took a number of twists and turns that enabled me to learn and grow; and to build a successful company with a unique…Details
‘Tis the Season- This week Bob reflects on the giving spirit that is alive and well at The Shamrock Companies this holiday season—and all throughout the year.
There are certain things that you just can’t teach people. Of course, drive and determination are great examples of attributes that either you have—or you don’t. During this holiday season of giving, there is one characteristic that is quite relevant to me, and that’s generosity. In my mind, giving freely of yourself—sharing your time and…Details
Interviewer: What has shaped your business philosophy? TC: Before I came to Shamrock, right after college, I worked a little over two years for a large corporation. I was green; didn’t know much about business. Luckily, it was an organization that believed in staying focused on quality and service, and expected me to follow that…Details