Jerry Murray

What do we do?

Apr 15, 2019 By (Bio) No Comments

A business owner friend of mine recently described his company’s success operating in a niche area of construction. As he explained not only the services his team provides, but the expertise of each team member, I could not help but wonder why he didn’t mobilize his team for broader purposes. They clearly have wide-ranging skillsets […]

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Private Company Transactions

Dec 17, 2018 By (Bio) No Comments

Recently, I met with an owner / leader of a multi-generation family business that has been around for decades. It is well run and well known in the community. As this leader approaches retirement and considers the future of his business, he does so with a grateful spirit and with great care for both his […]

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Excellence Doesn’t Come Easy

Jul 20, 2017 By (Bio) 3 Comments

Last week my family attended a classical music concert together – not a typical Saturday for the Murrays. Several pieces were memorable; one is still impacting me. The conductor gently raised his hands and a young lady with blonde hair stepped down from the second row of risers. As she approached the microphone stand beside […]

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I am a numbers guy.  I don’t know why – it’s just how I think.  Numbers measure stuff and help simplify things for me.  Sometimes I am fascinated with how broadly numerical metrics can be applied to explain life truths.  One of those times was a few years ago when I was reading Stand Against […]

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Handing Over The Controls

My wife, Kim, and I have been setting Murray family records for hours spent on the road, largely as taxi service to our four kids who are all involved in activities away from home. A few months ago, I circled February 1, 2016, on the calendar. We celebrate our oldest daughter’s birthday every year, but […]

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Subtle Erosion

I’m sure I enjoy Annapolis, Maryland, more than the average visitor. I grew up just outside Annapolis and hold many positive memories. I’ve grown to admire and enjoy the colonial architecture, town history, waterfront and fresh seafood restaurants. I was breathing it all in on a recent visit. Annapolis looked and felt better than ever. […]

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Why It’s More Blessed to be Generous than Good Looking

Dec 19, 2014 By (Bio) No Comments

December 19, 2014 Why It’s More Blessed to be Generous than Good Looking by Jerry Murray Almost twenty years ago in Baltimore, Kim and I spent our first Christmas together as a married couple.  I worked at a public accounting firm; Kim was a physical therapist at an inner city rehabilitation hospital.  She loved her […]

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When Vulnerability Turns into Whining

May 20, 2014 When Vulnerability Turns into Whining by Jerry Murray I heard myself repeat the same refrain several times over the past month – My first quarter was the craziest first quarter I’ve ever experienced.  It’s a true statement (I think).   The craziness came from every direction:  New things to work on, new relational […]

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Because I Can

November 20, 2013 Because I Can by Jerry Murray Over the past few weeks, several international news sources reported various ways the U.S. government has used its intelligence strength to probe for sensitive information.  I had a lively conversation with friends imagining what information our intelligence agencies collect and, in particular, why they collect it.  One […]

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Define Your Own Success

May 20, 2013 By (Bio) No Comments

May 20, 2013 Define Your Own Success by Jerry Murray On the first day of practice, we set the following goals for our little league baseball season: Team and parents will work together to encourage one another – in essence to build a healthy community. Players will improve incrementally each time we are together. No […]

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