Stories by Perry Smith

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Column: Leadership through leverage: Strategies can help enhance your success

I realized that the best leaders use leverage well.
By Perry Smith

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Column: Legacy of two remarkable Americans richly deserve to be preserved

A nation may be judged, in large part, by how well it honors its heroes.
By Perry Smith

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Column: Virtuous circles of altruism should be modeled in communities nationwide

Where you observe a virtuous circle, try to enhance it. Better yet, be a part of the creation of one.
By Perry Smith

Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016

Column: Top program changes lives of veterans

I have had the privilege of serving of the board of the Augusta Warrior Project for the past six years.
By Perry Smith

Saturday, Jan. 2, 2016

Column: More go-to folks in our area help provide firm backbone to community

They are compassionate, caring, connected and competent.
By Perry Smith

Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015

Smith: America's wars in the past 75 years comprise a study in existential threats

America has faced dozens of threats during the past 75 years, but only a few can be described as something that could end the America that we know and love.
By Perry Smith

Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015

Smith: Recollections of Pearl Harbor - looking back 74 years

Out the back of the truck, I saw lots of smoke and some airplanes, but the only noise I remember was the noise of our fast-moving truck ...
By Perry Smith

Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015

Smith: From books to charities, opportunities abound during season of giving

This is a splendid time to count our blessings and to be generous.
By Perry Smith

Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015

Column: The Moving Wall is coming to Evans to deliver a moving experience

This is a fine time to study and honor the heroism of so many brave Americans.
By Perry Smith

Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015

Column: Grab your cameras -- Theodore Roosevelt is coming to Augusta

If you arrive before the time of his presentation, you will be greeted at the door by Mr. Roosevelt.
By Perry Smith

Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015

Smith: Highest medals rightly honor selfless heroes

One of the ways to understand why individuals take action to save the lives of others is to examine the acts that earn America's highest award for civilian heroism.
By Perry Smith

Sunday, Aug 9, 2015

Column: Blogs remain reliable, useful way to convey ideas and information online

I am having great fun as I become active on social media.
By Perry Smith

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Column: Upcoming C-SPAN programs will highlight Augusta's history, authors

A few months ago, a team of producers and videographers visited Augusta.
By Perry Smith

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Column: New phenomena have huge impact in expanding world of book publishing

Word of mouth often has been helpful in gaining momentum for a book. If you love a book, talk it up among your family and friends.
By Perry Smith

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Column: Interest is being rekindled in pioneer work of Augusta psychiatrist

Augusta psychiatrist and author Hervey Cleckley (1903-1984) made many contributions to his profession commencing in 1941 when he published his first book, The Mask of Sanity.
By Perry Smith

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Column: Changing world of book publishing offers varied options for authors

Everyone in the business world can gain insights from business models that radically change in a short time.
By Perry Smith

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Column: Pair of books offer life-affirming -- and possibly life-changing -- messages

Soon, many of you will be recommending these books to those you care most about.
By Perry Smith

Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015

Column: Harnessing awesome power of thank-yous has far-reaching benefits

People of all ranks love to be recognized for their hard work, and a thank-you from the big boss can be very special.
By Perry Smith

Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014

Guest Column: The Jimmie Dyess Symposium: If you've got questions, I've got the answers

When is the next Jimmie Dyess Symposium? It is coming up soon - 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015, at the Augusta Museum of History. Attendance is free. Who will be honored? Medal of Honor recipient ...
By Perry Smith

Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014

Column: Answers to last week's Delphi exercise offer possible peeks into our future

Perhaps by stretching your minds out to the future, you may be able to make better strategic decisions.
By Perry Smith
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