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I may never have to write another original blog post if this keeps up…

Last week’s post celebrated the compassion and courage of Hermann Sons President and CEO Buddy Preuss sharingBaker Doug his own family story about the importance of the financial services component of the fraternal business model. Given the comments from Alliance members – both public and private – Buddy and his daughter Katie managed to touch our hearts.

This week’s post highlights another fraternalist: Teachers Life President and CEO Doug Baker, who also happens to be a blogger at the Huffington Post. Those of us who know Doug have come to appreciate his keen insights on everything from business philosophy to consumer behavior. Moreover, being a Canadian, he is so damn nice that you want to agree with almost anything he says. Doug also has a delightful, almost Monty Python-like, sense of humor – particularly for the absurdity (and hilarity) of the mundane occurrences of our everyday lives. And he’s responsible for more than a few “Doug-isms.” My favorite being his term for drivers of electric cars (he being one of them) who worry about the possibility of not making it back from a long highway trip: “Range Anxiety.”

Here are Doug’s two latest posts. I hope his messages about the importance of life insurance and the need for insurers to market this product to the next generation of consumers in innovative ways resonates with you…

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