You Can’t Handle The Truth, Or Can You?

Posted by Lou Imbriano

There’s a great scene in the movie A Few Good Men, where Tom Cruise and Jack Nicholson are going back and forth in a courtroom. In this scene, Cruise is cross-examining Nicholson in a Naval proceeding. It’s a legendary volley that culminates with Nicholson, through clenched teeth, blurting out, “You can’t handle the truth!” Powerful acting, and perhaps an even more powerful reality. This fictional scene actually makes a very true to life point: can we handle the truth? The truth doesn’t appear to be part of the human condition. I am not sure if that is a flaw or a blessing, beca

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Giving Is About The Recipient, Not The Gift.

Posted by Lou Imbriano

The holidays always make me think of my grandparents. There should be no surprise there, I am sure the same is true for many. The thing that stands out for me is how selfless they were for their children and grandchildren. I realize there are many wonderful grandparents making children happy each and every day, but my grandparents had a profound effect on me. They brought the notion of giving of themselves to a whole new level. They epitomized Shel Silverstein’s amazing children’s book, The Giving Tree. The more of themselves they gave to us, the happier they were. My grandparents worke

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Don’t Let Fun Dictate

Posted by Lou Imbriano

I recently spent time with a great group of friends, and we had a grand old time sharing stories, having dinner, drinking wine and really having a lot of laughs. It got me thinking about the close relationship I have with this group and how these friendships compare to my business relationships. The most glaring revelation is how drastically different they are. I profess all the time about building unbreakable relationships, but there has to be a clear distinction among the categories of relationships you have. The group that Patricia (my friend of 29 years and wife of 21 years) and I were

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