Com•men•tar•y … an expression of opinions or offering of explanations

On the Road Again

Like Willie Nelson, I’ll soon be on the road again. If you’re attending any of these conferences or conventions, please introduce yourself and, if you’re a proud “When Words Collide” book owner, bring your copy and I’ll be glad to sign it.

Read More

Reviewing Contracts for Customers

Do you review construction contracts, leases, loan agreements, or other contracts for customers? If so, do you use a disclaimer? Would you like to see a sample? If not, why? Is it the potential E&O exposure? What about losing that competitive advantage or imperiling your customer?

Read More

My First Auto Claim in 50 Years

Are your carriers streamlining their auto claims processing by using phone apps? How accurate are they? How have they improved the “customer experience”? Here’s my story….

Read More

How I Invented Time Management

Everyone knows that Al Gore invented the internet, but virtually (no pun intended) no one knows that I invented time management. In this article, I explain how I did it and I also answer the important question of “What Would Mungo Do?”

Read More

Weasel Words

You have two viable markets for cyber insurance for a customer. One offers a product that is the more limited of the two, but the coverages, terms and conditions are clearer. The other product uses broad, vague, potentially ambiguous policy language but allegedly offers broader coverage. Which should your customer choose?

Read More

2018 IRMI Construction Risk Conference

Do you insure contractors? If so, here is a conference you should strongly consider attending this November. Not only is it the premier insurance and risk management conference devoted to the construction industry, it’s also one of the best conferences of any kind I’ve ever attended.

Read More

Stay Updated

Get a weekly digest of my most recent posts.



Top 5 Insurance and Legal Blog for 2017

My New Ebook

My ebook 52 of the Greatest Things Anyone Ever Said… and Why has gone live on Amazon and in 24 hours has become Amazon’s #1 New Release in the Quotational Reference book category. This ebook includes 52 of my favorite quotations, each with a brief essay about what the quotation means. While the ebook can be read in its entirety and in any order, it is designed so that each quotation and essay is read weekly over the course of the coming year and it can be accessed right from your phone or tablet.

BONUS! Purchasers of this book get a free PDF download of my book “QuoteNotes: The Ultimate Quotational Reference System and Authoring Tool for Professional Speakers and Writers” endorsed by Zig Ziglar and Brian Tracy. This is an indexed and cross-referenced compilation of my 1,500 favorite quotes and includes a section on how to use quotations in your speaking and writing.

To get BOTH books at a discounted price, click the book cover or CLICK HERE.