Is It Time to Shrug?

by Steve Hilgart, Director of Conference Operations and Marketing Warning: Several sarcastic parenthetical comments ahead… continue at your own risk. The presidential elections are like a train wreck. You don’t want to see it, but you can’t look away! Everywhere I look I see fear and uncertainty. It’s been foretold that a democracy only lasts […]

I Have Seen the Promised Land…

by Steve Hilgart, Director of Conference Operations It seemed impossible. I couldn’t travel the world and experience all life has to offer… After all – I was working 16-18 hour days, 7 days a week. And it wasn’t the right time anyways – I had only met this nut case (Bobby Casey) a few years […]

Are You an Un-Patriotic, Immoral Tax Cheat?

For those of you that follow the stock market, you certainly are aware that Facebook went public yesterday at $38 per share giving the company a valuation of approximately $100B or about 100x earnings. Imagine if you were to buy a local small business – like a car repair shop. This shop earns about $100k […]