Posts tagged History

Is A Cyber Attack an Act of War?

This past week it was revealed that the Chinese hacked into American government computer systems and stole sensitive information about 16.9 million military and intelligence employees applying for security clearances. Is this an act of war or not? We could …






Do You Think History Matters?

This weekend I was in New Orleans.  I am on the Board of Trustees of the National World War Two Museum.  This weekend was our Victory Ball.  Next year, maybe you can join me and dine under the airplanes in …






How Far Can The SmartPhone Go?

Last night, my college age daughter baby sat for some kids down the street.  The kids were 4 and 6.  The 4 year old knew how to open Snapchat, take a selfie, and post it to my daughter’s feed.  She …






Kansas City Here I Come

Headed out to Kansas City today.  It’s my first trip there ever.  I am looking forward to sampling some BBQ, and hopefully going to the National World War One Museum. The reason for my trip is the Global Conference on …






Going Home

Where is home for you?  Thanksgiving is upon us, and families generally get together.  What if you have no home?  Or are away from home?  How do you get a sense of home? I listened to this song on Soundcloud …






Chicago Cutting Edge Company: UICO

I was an angel investor into UICO.  It was one of HPA’s early investments.  Bahar Wadia did an interview with Tom Sosnoff of Tastytrade the other day.  I thought I’d share it with you. Fast food workers were on strike …






High Schooler’s View Of Normandy

One of the activities of the National World War Two Museum is education.  It might be one of our largest focuses as a museum.  It’s not just battles, implements, armament and tactics.  It’s about remembering the sacrifice so a war …






Selling The Why And Populist Movements

Watch this video the next time you need to sell something. It’s a powerful reminder of how to move people. Selling the Why is important for big movements, but it’s critical for sales calls too. Engaging people on a deeper …






They Never Leave Our Memory

A guest post from a reader.  Have a good Memorial Day. Last August I travelled to a small town in northeast Ohio to bury my grandfather.  He served as a radar operator on a destroyer in the Pacific Theatre during …






Breakfast Links

Up early.  It’s my birthday.  Harry Truman was born on this day.  It was also V-E Day in Europe today back in 1945.  I have been lax on the links.  Sorry for those that want them.  Here are some funny …






REbooting America-Read This Book

Sometimes it’s hard to look at the world and be optimistic.  One of the reasons I really enjoy working with entrepreneurs is they are building something for the future.  By definition, they walk around with a gleam in their eye …






The Guns At Last Light

Rick Atkinson is out with his third book on the war in Europe.  I have read an advance copy and it is splendid.  Atkinson is a tremendous writer and brings things to the story that I didn’t know before.  Thought …






Alfred HItchcock Directed The Holocaust

Alfred Hitchcock is one of the great filmakers of all time.  In 1945, he directed a film about the Holocaust.  It’s sort of an anachronism that Hitchcock would make a film about the Holocaust given his tendency to make thriller …






Rick Atkinson-The Guns At Last Light

Started reading The Guns At Last Light.  It’s part of the Liberation Trilogy.  I am into the first few chapters, and it’s already an amazing book. The Prologue is 41 pages. Atkinson is a tremendous writer.  Obviously, the details of D-Day …






Oral Histories Save Family Memories Forever

One of the most critical missions the National World War Two Museum is engaged in is researching and interviewing all kinds of participants from the war to compile a rich oral history of what happened.  The entire collection is being digitized and …






Happy Thanksgiving

Hope you have a great Thanksgiving.  God bless you, your friends, and your family. Related articles Happy Thanksgiving America!






D-Day, H-Hour

This weekend, I was in New Orleans, Louisiana. I was installed as a trustee on the board of the National World War Two Museum. It is our nations’ repository for World War Two History. Originally envisioned by author Stephen Ambrose, …