What Does it Mean to be Successful?

While on location at the Whitman School of Management at SU for a video shoot yesterday, I spotted this easel pad with some bullet points around the topic, “What does it mean to be successful?” I imagined a group of young entrepreneurs huddled in a brainstorming session throwing out ideas, prompted by their professor. It’s a good question to spark personal reflection. I think “leaving world better place” is the most important goal to pursue. I think if you can manage that, you may achieve all of the other goals on the list.

What does it mean to be successful?

 

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Books on James: A Feature Story

I just wanted to point out that a feature story I wrote about two independent bookstores in Syracuse has been published on LivableCNY.com, a website that celebrates the people, places, businesses and leaders that make Central New York a special place to live and work. You can read the story here.

The story includes some photographs of the two stores, and I have added a few extra shots here. Thanks for taking a look.

Exterior of Books and Melodies bookstore on James Street in Syracuse, New York. (Photos by Francis DiClemente)

Exterior of Books and Melodies bookstore on James Street in Syracuse, New York. (Photos by Francis DiClemente)

Books and Melodies bookstore in Syracuse, New York.

Books and Melodies bookstore in Syracuse, New York.

Examples of “ephemera” merchandise inside Books and Melodies bookstore.

Books End owner Jim Roberts works behind the counter.

Books End owner Jim Roberts works behind the counter.

Books line shelves inside Books End bookstore in Syracuse, New York.

Books line shelves inside Books End bookstore in Syracuse, New York.

Interior of Books End bookstore in Syracuse.

Interior of Books End bookstore in Syracuse.

Inside Books End bookstore in Syracuse, New York.

Inside Books End bookstore in Syracuse, New York.

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