By Brad Lindemann
Why I Wrote This Book
Think you have at least one good book in you before finishing your real-life epilogue? Of course you do…you, me and millions of other author wannabes.
Before rushing into it, however, you would do well to check your motivation and your material. So I asked myself, “What would motivate me to birth a tar baby affectionately known as ‘My Book’ for the next year or two?” Make that three.
My singularly sufficient motivator was the deathbed promise I made to my father in 1991 to write the book he never got around to. While mustering motivation and archiving material, Pop ran out of time. The gold watch my father received from Sears & Roebuck the previous year stopped ticking when he was 60 years young. Three weeks later, his only son turned 35 and feels like he’s been aging in dog years ever since.
We told you so: prioritizing any policy over family policy poisons all policy.
By Curt Smith for the Indianapolis Business Journal print and online versions for March 4, 2017.
by PumpJack Thought Leader Marketing
By Curt Smith
On the 2017 Family Prosperity Index (FPI), Indiana had the 31st best score (4.82) in the country—an increase of 0.4 percent since 2012 (4.80).
Indiana’s greatest improvement during this period came in its Economics score, which increased by 13.6 percent to 4.82 in 2017 from 4.24 in 2012. Correspondingly, Indiana’s rank in this major index category increased to 28th from 39th.
More specifically, the increase in Indiana’s Economics score was due to improvements in four out of the five sub-indexes: scores for Private Sector increased by 4 percent, Real, Per Household Income by 37 percent, Cost of Living by 1 percent, and Unemployment by 65 percent. Only Indiana’s score on the Entrepreneurship sub-index saw a decline of -32 percent.