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Scott Golden, Co-Founder, Golden & Cohen

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Scott Golden, CFO of the health-benefits firm Golden & Cohen is recognized as an industry leader in the small to mid-size insurance market, and ranks among the area’s top producers, according to the Washington Business Journal’s Annual List.

He received a BS in Marketing from the University of Maryland in 1985, an MBA from George Washington University in 1990, and later a JD and LLM in taxation from the University of Baltimore. His advanced academic and legal degrees enable him to evaluate local and national mandates in conjunction with helping his clients prepare and implement the proper strategy.

Supporting the community is important to Scott, who advocates about the importance of lower health-care rates on behalf of his clients. He has served on the Green Acres School Board of Trustees and sits on the board of ALS-DC in Maryland.

Scott is a native of upstate New York. He has been married to Golden & Cohen co-owner Stephanie Cohen since 1989. They have two children.

For more information about Scott’s insurance firm, visit www.golden-cohen.com contact Scott Golden by email at scott@golden-cohen.com.

Death is to lose the earth you know, for greater knowing; to lose the life you have, for greater life; to leave the friends you loved, for greater loving; to find a land more kind than home, more large than earth.”

– Thomas Wolfe

‎That which grows fast withers as rapidly; that which grows slowly endures.”

– J.G. Holland, novelist

We need to learn to set our course by the stars, not by the lights of every passing ship.”

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Always look at what you have left. Never look at what you have lost.”

– Robert H. Schuller

Think of yourself as on the threshold of unparalleled success. A whole, clear, glorious life lies before you. Achieve! Achieve!”

– Andrew Carnegie

Confidence is the most important thing you can teach someone… if you can teach them confidence, you don’t have to teach them anything else.”

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To find what you seek in the road of life, leave no stone unturned.”

– Edward Bulwer Lytton

Friendship is the only cement that will hold the world together.”

– Woodrow Wilson

If you think you are too small to make a difference, try going to sleep with a mosquito in your room.”

– A wisdomism

Sometimes the dreams that come true are the dreams you never even knew you had.”

– Alice Sebold, The Lovely Bones

I always maintained that the greatest obstacle in life isn’t danger, it’s boredom. The battle against it is responsible for most of the events in the world — good or ill.”

– Dr. Evelyn Vogel, Dexter

Whosoever knows how to fight well is not angry. Whosoever knows how to conquer enemies does not fight them.”

– Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching

The critical ingredient is getting off your butt and doing something.”

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The true entrepreneur is a doer, not a dreamer.”

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Entrepreneurs need to search purposefully for the sources of innovation that indicate opportunities for success.”

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Anything not worth doing well is not worth doing.”

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When a dog runs at you, whistle for him.”

– Henry David Thoreau

In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.”

– Albert Einstein

My goal was to tell the life side of the story. We have become a nation of voyeurs that expect sensationalism, and that offends me.”

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I may not be able to change what takes place, but I can always choose to change my thinking.”

– Michelle Sedas

They who give have all things. They who withhold have nothing.”

– Hindu Proverb

There are risks and costs to a program of action. But they are far less than the long-range risks and costs of comfortable inaction.”

– JFK

Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”

– Mary Oliver

A person who learns to juggle six balls will be more skilled than the person who never tries to juggle more than three.”

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Why am I whispering when I have something to say?”

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Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”

– Martin Luther King Jr.

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It is to no purpose to turn away from the real nature of the affair because the honor of its elements excites repugnance.

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It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.”

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Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.”

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By your stumbling the world is perfected.”

– Sri Aurobindo

Never never never never give up.”

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No matter how difficult and painful it may be, nothing sounds as good to the soul as the truth.”

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If you do work that you love, and the work fulfills you, the rest will come.”

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Success is about finding a livelihood that brings joy, self-sufficiency, and a sense of contributing.”

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If you were independently wealthy and never had to work a day in your life, would you still choose to spend your time attempting to become a successful entrepreneur?”

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There are risks and costs to a program of action. But they are far less than the long-range risks and costs of comfortable inaction.”

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If it really was a no-brainer to make it on your own in business there’d be millions of no-brained, harebrained individuals quitting their day jobs.”

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You take your life in your own hands, and what happens?
 A terrible thing: no one to blame.”

– Erica Jong

Remove those ‘I want you to like me’ stickers from your forehead
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Education is an admirable thing to have, but it is well to remember that nothing worth knowing can be taught.”

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As your desire is, so is your will. As your will is, so is your deed. As your deed is, so is your destiny.”

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Whatever you do may seem insignificant, but it is most important that you do it.”

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Entrepreneurs willingly assume responsibility for the success or failure of a venture and are answerable for all its facets.”

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When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.”

– Jimi Hendrix

The journey is the reward.”

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Instead of loving your enemies, treat your friends a little better.”

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