Author Archives: Brandon Blankenship

Nobility Lessons From a Gang

… the cause which I knew not I searched out. -Job They are called the “James Gang.” The apparent leader of the gang is wider than the rest of the gang – linebacker looking. The James Gang is only six strong but it has overwhelmed its rivals. The James Gang is running the time honored…

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Pen and paper what is your body of work

A Stealth and Unstoppable Force For Justice

If you want peace, work justice. -Pople Paul VI Imagine the worst possible crime you can. Now imagine being wrongfully accused of that crime. As bad as being guilty might be, being wrongfully accused is worse. As unnerved as you might be with being wrongfully accused, you might still hold on to hope because we…

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Two Tools to Help You Survive Unpopularity

The right thing is often unpopular since its harder to do. – Rick Warren In the movie Bridge of Spies, James Donovan, an American lawyer is recruited to defend a Soviet spy who has been arrested and incarcerated. At the height of the race to be the first country to develop deliverable atomic weapons, only…

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A Sure Fire Way To Stop Feeling Stupid

It always seems impossible until it is done. -Nelson Mandela Imagine that you just survived a massive earthquake that left everything around you, even your home, in rubble. What would you search for and rescue? Someone that you care about? Your children?1 A 7.0-magnitude earthquake left Port Au Prince in rubble killing as many as…

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Are You Unpopular Enough?

A free society is one where it is safe to be unpopular. -Adlai Stevenson Starting in the mid-1940s the world was divided into Eastern powers led by the U.S.S.R. and Western powers led by the United States. Following the conclusion of the second World War, former national borders were unsettled, regional power was unbalanced and…

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Profit from Passion and Purpose

Noble firms outperformed the S&P 500 eight-to-one. -Firms of Endearment Some of our readers have asked, “great story, but how does it relate to me or my firm?” Other readers have commented, “I’ve got enough email – this is a little too ‘woo woo’ for me.”1 In response, Nobility Academy is giving away a seven page…

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Could Your Coffee Money Change Somebody’s World?

   by  novemberkilo    I’ve never missed anything I’ve given away. -Otis Scruggs As I started learning about attorney Amy Lorenz-Moser, I started wondering if the money I spend each year on coffee I can’t pronounce, could change somebody’s world.1 When Lorenz-Moser isn’t busy with complex personal-injury defense, including product liability and toxic tort defense, she…

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Leaving Everything on the Field

What’s worth doing even if you fail? -Brené Brown As a friend, Lecretia Anne Seales was just the sort of friend you want to have.1 As a lawyer, Lecretia was known for her “accuracy, her judgment, and her discretion.”2 Her resume is impressive. She worked for Kensington Swan, Chen Palmer & Partners, the Department of Prime…

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Courage to Stand Alone

Courage is simply the willingness to be afraid and act anyway. -Dr. Robert Anthony Immediately after the civil war, the United States was divided. Reconciliation – stitching the country back together – was necessary. Before wartime president Abraham Lincoln could start this healing process, he was assassinated. The duty to re-unite the country fell to…

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Wicked Good Response to Haters

I didn’t have Bill Gates money. I didn’t have Warren Buffet money. I had a house. -Tony Tolbert If you have decided to give your house away, you probably put a lot of thought into it. You probably did some soul searching as well. If, like Tony Tolbert, you are an attorney, you probably took…

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