AuthorMike Freeman

Creative Tension

I will never forget the day that I was listening to Peter Senge, MIT’s senior lecturer and systems scientist and he taught our group about the benefit of creative tension in both our personal lives and our organizations.  He began his remarks...

Has It Hit You Yet?

The other night Mrs. Freeman and I were sitting on the couch watching some television and Mrs. Freeman suddenly looked at me and asked, “Has it hit you yet that our daughter just clicked the ‘submit’ button on her application to serve as a...

Thinking About Fleas

As we all know, all books are not created equal. There are books and then there are books that change who we are. Maybe it is the story or the character. Maybe it is just a line in the book, maybe it is the whole book that changes us. But somewhere...

Thinking About Time

For starters, I do not have any tattoos. Lots of reasons why but that is not my point. If I were to get a tattoo, I would be tempted to get the number 1440 tattooed somewhere. The reason? No matter who we are, rich or poor, tall or short, old or...

Driven vs. Drifting

Episode 12 of our podcast, Richest Men In Town In a recent conversation that Tyler Goold and I had in Episode 12 of our podcast, Richest Men In Town, we discussed a question that I would love to pose to all of us…in our lives right now are we...

Almost

Episode #24 “Be a Leaf in the Stream” I feel like every episode of our podcast, Richest Men In Town, is like one of my kids and I know that I am not supposed to have a favorite kid (don’t worry Grace and Abe, I don’t).  That being said, Episode...

Daring Greatly

Episode #16: “Unashamed” As I think back on the time that we had in Episode #16 “Unashamed” with Nick Anderson on the Richest Men In Town podcast, so many things resonate, even now weeks after the episode was recorded.  Especially...

What If

Episode #26 “Music Time With Dad”… I wrote this shortly after learning that my good friend John Brandeburg was dying of cancer and had days to live. I thought of it again as we invited Katie Sellers to be a RMIT guest in Episode #26 “Music Time With...

How’s Your Heart?

Episode #20 “I Choose to Carry Hope” I cannot stop thinking about the remarkable conversation that my friend and podcast co-host Tyler Goold and I had the other day with Dave Hill.  For fans of the Richest Men In Town podcast, it was Episode...

How to Catch an Octopus

Episode #16: “Unashamed” Thinking about the unforgettable experience Tyler and I had with Nick Anderson on the Richest Men In Town podcast and there’s a lesson that I want to highlight for anyone who missed it.  (You can catch it...

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