Author - Paul Butler, Signal Business Contributor

Paul Butler

When I was a young English schoolboy, we used to play a game called “Follow the Leader.”   Did you play that here as a kid? The basic premise of the schoolyard game was that one person was designated the leader, and everyone else fell into their...

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Paul Butler: Achieving your goals

It’s my birthday today. A few years back, I wrote up a list inspired by The Beatles song of the same name and headed it: “When I’m 64.” I still have a good few...

Paul Butler: Hard workers

I had mixed feelings last week when I read an article in our local newspaper about the city I live in — Santa Clarita, California. According to Kempler...

Paul Butler: In remembrance

Last week my father-in-law, Trevor Frederick Orme, passed away and, at age 83 and having known him for 28 years, I have a lot of memories of him. As my wife...

Paul Butler: Service sells

When I was a kid, one of my best friends, Mitch, said I’d be a good salesman because I could: “Talk the hind legs off a donkey.” I guess what Mitch was...

Paul Butler: Remote workers

Kevin is a writer and he writes from home. Hang on, that’s not completely true. Kevin has to travel a lot for his writing job, so when he travels he writes...

Paul Butler: Oh man!

I often say: “I’m no psychologist — I’m a recovering accountant” but there are some aspects of human behavior I simply don’t understand.  I seem to find...