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Another 9-11 Miracle

This one's from Alexa Bucchere, daughter of my lifelong buddy, Stephen. He & I were classmates back in Regina Pacis in Brooklyn and thank God...
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About a year ago, I was reading a post from a Citi friend, Brie Adams about her frustration in trying to get a brain MRI...
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Over 20 years ago, I lost my beautiful wife of 21 years, Laurie, to cancer. The following day (9/11/01), as I was getting dressed to...
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Parlez-vous français?

During the late 1990s, the USCC had the opportunity to host a “loaned executive” from Citibank-France, Bernard Partiseti, for a number of years. He worked...
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Growing Up

Lemme tell you, I wouldn’t trade my upbringing back in Brooklyn for anything in the world. Not that it would even be possible...or that I...
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Where’s My Jumbo Jet???

Back in 1987, when I was running the CitiPhone Unit that served the Brooklyn/Long Island/Staten Island Region of Citi (both its customers as well as...
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Happened to read the following post in Facebook today... "The best things in life are unexpected because there were no expectations. 🙌 #unexpectedmoments" Hmmm... 🤔...
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Probably the most fun I've ever had on Halloween, especially at work, was back in 1987 when I was with CitiPhone on Long Island. We...
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Red vs. Blue

I remember the incredibly-uneasy (that's code for 🤮) feelings I had after the Citi-Travelers merger in the late 1990s.I hated the thought of combining our...
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Here’s another great quote from Sean Gagnon, CEO of The Abs Company... “The simple act of acknowledgment goes a long way in strengthening culture and...
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I know that everyone has heard, or experienced, their share of Thanksgiving Day “episodes”. Cute, disastrous, dangerous, funny...but always memorable. Of course, I know a...
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It’s important in EVERY position in a business...whether you’re the head honcho, someone who’s been around forever, or the newbie that just walked in the...
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