Values Articles

A Metaphor For The Times

September 24, 2020 ~ Written by: W.B. “Bud” Kirchner At Kirchner Group we have a rule of thumb: you don’t really understand something until you can describe it via metaphor.  With the COVID-19 outcome still uncertain – climate issues looming that will likely dwarf COVID-19, all this against a backdrop of social and other inequalities, we...


Worrier vs. Warrior

The use of the terms “worrier” versus “warrior” is not new. Yet, the actions of the true warrior addressing real-world complex threats is not often articulated. The COVID-19 pandemic provides a pressing opportunity to illustrate what a warrior looks like in a COVID world. Thus, this article’s primary focus is on a couple of examples of true warriors who live in the present moment and do that wisely and earnestly.


makers and takers

Makers & Takers: Why Can’t We Get This Right?

In the context of the above, I have tried to pay tribute, in particular, to Makers and Takers: The Rise of Finance and the Fall of American Business by Rana Foroohar, which I believe is a classic when it comes to describing the dilemma. Having disclosed all this, my goal is not to bash the “bad (read taker) guy”, but to reinforce the good (read maker) guys.