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The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.

         – Lao Tzu

If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.

         – Milton Berle

When one neighbor helps another, we strengthen our communities.

        – Jennifer Pahlka

If it’s not fun, you’re not doing it right.

          – Bob Basso

Commitment means staying loyal to what you said you were going to do, long after the mood you said it in has left.

        – Neil Patel

One, remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Two, never give up work. Work gives you meaning and purpose and life is empty without it. Three, if you are lucky enough to find love, remember it is there and don’t throw it away.

        – Steve Hawking

It’s not how much you have that makes people look up to you, it’s who you are.

         – Elvis Presley 

God has given us two hands–one to receive with and the other to give with. We are not cisterns made for hoarding; we are channels made for sharing.

         – Billy Graham

We should not look back unless it is to derive useful lessons from past errors, and for the purpose of profiting by dearly bought experience.

         – George Washington

Human happiness and moral duty are inseparably connected.

         – George Washington

Let your heart feel for the afflictions and distress of everyone.

         – George Washington

I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.

         – Mother Teresa

Heroes didn’t leap tall buildings or stop bullets with an outstretched hand; they didn’t wear boots and capes. They bled, and they bruised, and their superpowers were as simple as listening, or loving. Heroes were ordinary people who knew that even if their own lives were impossibly knotted, they could untangle someone else’s. And maybe that one act could lead someone to rescue you right back.

         – Jodi Picoult

What should young people do with their lives today? Many things, obviously. But the most daring thing is to create stable communities in which the terrible disease of loneliness can be cured.

         – Kurt Vonnegut, Palm Sunday

No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main. If a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as if a manor of thy friend’s or of thine own were: any man’s death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind, and therefore never send to know for whom the bells tolls; it tolls for thee.

         –  John Donne

Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.

         –  Plato

Everything is connected, no one thing can change by itself.

         – Paul Hawken

Life has a way of testing a person’s will, either by having nothing happen at all or by having everything happen as once.

         –  Paulo Coelho

Be Brave. Take Risks. Nothing can substitute experience.

         –  Paulo Coelho

Do. Or do not. There is no try.

         – Yoda, Jedi Master

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“One Minute With…” Brian Mallett, Senior Accountant

September 16, 2021

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“One Minute With…” Brian Mallett, Senior Accountant

Brian Mallett is Senior Accountant at Core Investments, Inc. He became a staff accountant in August 2017.

Brian, what did you do before Core?

My last job was as at District Management Group. I was a staff accountant for a consulting company that did work with school districts around the country. It was a small company, and there were only two of us in the accounting department, the controller and myself. I did a lot of work that is similar to what I did here at Core when I first started as a Staff Accountant, but Core has given me great opportunities to learn and grow in my career that weren’t made available to me at my previous job.  

Where did you go to school?

Suffolk University. I got a business degree with a focus on accounting.

And where did you grow up?

Mansfield, Massachusetts. I lived in Norwood for a couple of months after I was born but we moved to Mansfield shortly after and I spent my early years there. I went to Mansfield High School and graduated in 2005.

Where do you live now?

In Dorchester.


What do you do to have fun or outside work?

I’m a big golfer. I enjoy golf because it gets me outside with friends, which I find to be a great way to spend weekends in the spring-summer-fall. I play at least once a week, sometimes two or three if I can. My family has always gone to Falmouth, so I spend most weekends down there in the summer where we spend a lot of time with friends and family. My ideal day is to play a round of golf with some good friends early in the morning then meet up with the family on the beach after for a nice nap by the ocean. Just going over the bridge is relaxing. You tend to forget about whatever is going on back here.

What’s a favorite place of yours in Boston?

Good question. I don’t go out too much anymore. I guess Jamaica Plain. My folks grew up over there, and there are a lot of restaurants I like to go back to like Costello’s and the Galway House. Adams Village in Dorchester is one of my favorite areas as well. We really enjoy going out to dinner at Molinari’s, a nice little Italian restaurant in that area. I go to the M Street beach a decent amount in the summer. We have two dogs at home that keep us pretty busy, both rescues. They’re great dogs. 

Anything new in your life?

I got engaged last November to my fiancee Kierstin. We plan to get married next June in New Hampshire.

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