Friday, December 21, 2012

Home For the Holidays!

Sorry for being missing in action for the past few months.  We've been working on many exciting things that are going to bear fruit for GWC in early 2013, so I'll fill you all in in them as soon as I can.  However, I do want to note that the company is having a truly outstanding year:  Outstanding revenue growth, a big uptick in earnings and an ever-more-engaged employee population.  I'm truly fortunate to work with the best people in the business and I am thankful for that every day.

And, as we head into the holidays, I know it's a particularly poignant season for many of us after the heartbreaking events of last week in Connecticut.  This season, please take some time to reflect on those who are hurting, reach out to help someone in need, and hug your family a little tighter.  We're all in this together, after all.  Cheers to a blessed Christmas and joyous New Year to everyone. 

What Am I Reading?

My long absence from blogging means I've gone through quite a few books; I'll try to recap a few in a future post.  In the meantime, I'm currently devouring "Sutton" by J. R. Moehringer, a re-imagining of the days following bank robber Willie Sutton's release from a NY penitentiary on Christmas Eve 1969.   Sutton was a romanticized criminal who never fired a shot in his various robberies.  This book follows his trail as he tries to find his long-lost first love before ending his days on earth.  It's not a typical Christmas story but it does say something about the power of enduring love, memories and redemption, all nice themes around the holidays.  Of course, I haven't reached the end yet, so let's hope it doesn't destroy that hopeful note I just sounded!