On Abortion

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On Abortion – The recent nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to become a Justice of the United States Supreme Court has brought the issue of abortion front and center once again. In an incredibly divisive world, abortion is probably the most divisive issue, as it strikes a visceral chord with folks on both sides. As a lawyer, I decided to take a close look at how the law surrounding abortion has developed and share my observations with all of you. A

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Negotiating with Difficult Clients

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Whether you’re a business owner, in sales, a provider of professional services, or a member of just about any profession that deals with the public, you’re going to deal with “difficult” clients. I don’t believe that professionals need (or should) give in to an unreasonable client’s every demand. However, we’re operating in a time when a bad Yelp review can tank your business – so it’s important to have the proper tools, training, and support in your negotiation toolkit to

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Q2 Roundup of Your Most Compelling Comments

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Q2 Roundup – Summer’s here, which means Q2 is just about wrapping up. With no shortage of current events to blog about, I’ve received many passionate responses to my blog posts these past few months – many of which gave me an interesting new perspective. I really enjoy hearing from readers – thank you for sharing your thoughts. I’ll be back to blogging in July – and until then, here are some of the most thought-provoking and personal comments I received.

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CMM Live: The Housing Sector featuring Sal Ferro of Alure Home Improvements and Gwen O’Shea of CDCLI

We welcomed business leaders from different facets of the housing sector. First, Sal Ferro, President & CEO of Alure Home Improvements, talked about why Long Island is not a side act to our neighbor NYC but a great place to do business in its own right. Sal turned a small painting company into one of the most successful home remodeling companies in the nation and discussed Alure’s role in helping Long Island homeowners invest in their own biggest asset. Next

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Howard Stern, the Riddle

On Howard Stern – Over the last few weeks I’ve spent an inordinate amount of time wrestling with my relationship with Howard Stern. I don’t have any personal connection to him, but I’ve been a listener over the years as I find him to be a great interviewer. And so, like many others, I check out his channel while driving to see who he has on. If it’s someone interesting, I listen; if it’s one of his antics, I typically move along. Over

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CMM Live: The Technology Sector featuring Dr. James Hayward of Applied DNA Sciences and Marty Schmitt and Kevin Edwards of Flexible Systems

With its vibrant startup community and universities, Long Island is home to incredible technological innovation, and this episode spotlighted some of its gems. Dr. James Hayward, President & CEO of Applied DNA Sciences, demonstrated that he is the rare scientist who understands business and how to commercialize inventions. With Applied DNA, he’s cleaning up and securing the supply chain, protecting both brands and consumers. You won’t want to miss his inspiring story of rising from helping out at his parents’ deli in

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The Invisible Hand of Capitalism

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On Capitalism – Here we sit on the heels of another school shooting, and another 10 dead, and we remain paralyzed as a country about what to do. If it were money at stake instead of lives, our capitalist system would likely find a way to fix the problem overnight. We recently saw this with #MeToo – for decades, powerful corporations didn’t care that innocent women were being abused and victimized, because the men abusing those women were making those corporations

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CMM Live: Long Island’s Nonprofit Sector featuring John Miller of Guide Dog Foundation & America’s VetDogs and Ken Cerini of Cerini & Associates

Collaboration was the word of the day on this CMM Live episode focusing on Long Island’s vibrant nonprofit sector. John Miller, President and CEO of the Guide Dog Foundation and America’s VetDogs, inspired viewers with personal stories of the countless lives these organizations change every year. Fresh off the 2018 Imagine Awards, Ken Cerini, nonprofit accounting guru and head of Cerini & Associates, discussed how he works with the nonprofit sector to maximize their impact. Both guests noted that collaboration

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A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing

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On Sex Addiction: Beware the wolf in sheep’s clothing (Matthew 7:15). The facts leading up to the resignation of disgraced New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman expose that we are suffering from an epidemic of sex addicts who have worked their way into the most powerful positions in society to enhance their opportunities to prey on women. These elite sex addicts work in the same manner as common sex addicts, only their positions raise the stakes much higher, which adds

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How to Negotiate with North Korea

When handling an important negotiation, the parties must take it seriously and be prepared. This approach is a must whether you’re negotiating a small business deal or about to engage in diplomatic negotiations. As I’ve previously discussed on LI News Radio 103.9 with Jay Oliver, the United States needs to carefully handle its sit-down with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un and determine a roadmap for the negotiation beforehand. Here’s a great preparation checklist from the Wall Street Journal. 10 Tips for Negotiating with

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