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Crossing the Bridge

Crossing the Bridge

August 4, 2020 by Mike Mallaro

My family’s 2020 spring break took an ironic turn that now seems like serendipity. We had planned a Caribbean vacation, but COVID-19 emerged about that time.  Not wanting to leave the country, nor get on a plane, we made a quick decision...
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Tags: crossing the bridge, john lewis, living history, selma

Healthcare Trends during the Pandemic

Healthcare Trends during the Pandemic

July 30, 2020 by Mike Mallaro

We know the pandemic has had a huge impact on the healthcare business and consumption of healthcare, and with second quarter data being reported over these past couple weeks, we can quantify some of the impacts: In reviewing second quarter financial...
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Tags: coronavirus, covid, healthcare, healthcare demand, healthcare trends, pandemic

Great Teams

Great Teams

July 13, 2020 by Mike Mallaro

The summer when I was twelve I played on the Gibson Red Sox baseball team.  Our team finished the season with a record of zero wins and sixteen losses.  We were what our record said we were.    Today most of...
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Tags: greatteams, people, teamplayer, teams

35 years

35 years

June 26, 2020 by Mike Mallaro

June 24 was the 35th anniversary of my professional career.  On that day in 1985, I joined Touche Ross in their Omaha office.  Touche Ross was an accounting firm and was part of the “Big 8”, a term for the eight national accounting...
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Tags: 1985, career, lessons learned

Choices

Choices

June 22, 2020 by Mike Mallaro

We all exercise freedom of choice.  We choose our partner, how to spend our time and where we buy groceries.  We choose the shows we watch, our religion and our favorite teams.  The people we serve exercise their freedom of choice as...
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Tags: choices, community, connections, relationships

Addressing Inequality

Addressing Inequality

June 4, 2020 by Mike Mallaro

Our nation is in a very difficult moment. Not only are we adjusting to a devastating pandemic, but we are confronting the scourge of racial injustice, yet again. This tumult arrives amid a foundation of an us-versus-them tribalism that has increasingly...
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Tags: vgm, racism, race, inequality

Ownership

Ownership

May 22, 2020 by Mike Mallaro

Renting has its advantages. No commitment. No investment. Free from entanglements. Owning on the other hand, requires investment. It means putting something at risk. Ownership comes with commitment, obligation and responsibility. You might say...
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Power of One Principle – Make a Difference 

Power of One Principle – Make a Difference 

May 11, 2020 by Mike Mallaro

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Tags: power of one principles, vgm, difference

Power of One Principle – Welcome Change

Power of One Principle – Welcome Change

May 4, 2020 by Mike Mallaro

The pace of change has never been faster, and it will never be this slow again. Innovation will continue, customer demands will evolve and disruption of all sorts will continue, including a pandemic. As Darwin famously said, “It is not the strongest...
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Tags: Power Of One

The Bright Light of Optimism

The Bright Light of Optimism

April 25, 2020 by Mike Mallaro

The pandemic has cast a dark cloud of doom over much of the world. We’re largely locked down in our dwelling places, using Zoom or Ring Central by day and Netflix or Hulu by night – washing hands (again), avoiding people, being skeptical and...
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Tags: babies, optimism, future, hope, light, babyboom