Written by Geoff Smith EllisDon CEO


Nice Or Hard Nosed? Make Your Choice

Dec 19, 2018

I’ve been watching people and thinking about this ‘choice’ for decades, and so am writing this note maybe for younger people, the ones aspiring to achieve some significant success in their careers, and who therefore recognize that they must interact with other people in an effective and consistent way. Alt...

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What Are You Thinking?

Feb 12, 2018

I read a fascinating article recently about the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis, which led the world to the brink of nuclear war. Most people know that the crisis blew up suddenly that October when the US discovered Russian nuclear missiles in Cuba. It became incredibly tense, with the world expecting the outbre...

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Vernon Bayley (1921-2018), An EllisDon Founder, In Every Sense

Jan 22, 2018

Few people at EllisDon these days will recognize the name Vernon Bayley, but without him there would be no EllisDon.  For thirty years, Vern gave everyt...

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A Few Words on Lying

Oct 16, 2017

“The worst thing you can be is a liar.  Okay, fine, yes, the worst thing you can be is a Nazi, but then number two is a liar.  Nazi one, liar two.”— Justin Halpern’s Father, in ‘Sh*t My Father Says’...

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