21 August 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Five times it’s okay to be selfish

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There are plenty of folks out there writing about the benefits and special place in heaven set aside for the most generous souls among us, but I firmly believe that (within certain qualifying criteria) it’s okay to be a little selfish. Sometimes a lot selfish. Here are five times that I identified where being selfish is perfectly […]

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18 August 2015 ~ 0 Comments

The Proactive Prepared Pessimist

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There is nothing wrong with making a new project “live” and then finding things that went wrong/broke/didn’t work. You then correct the broken elements and re-launch, repeating as many times as necessary. Nothing would ever launch if people waited for every single element to be “perfect”, because there’s no such thing as perfect. However, you can dramatically reduce both the number […]

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17 August 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Lagniappe, Learning, and Louis Armstrong

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Many students of many ages are all going “back to school” today. I wasn’t aware of it because I have any school age children, I knew it was happening because of all the back-to-school sales being promoted by stores and by all the Facebook posts of relief by my friends who do have school age children. […]

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12 August 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Overindulging

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Typically the term overindulging has negative connotations. It’s too much food or too much drink. Too many trips to the all-you-can-eat buffet. Overindulging in this fashion leads to expanding your waistline and fattening your physique. If you overindulge a child you risk spoiling them. Many blame overindulging helicopter-parents for the entitled attitudes of millennials in the […]

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16 June 2015 ~ 4 Comments

Twitter is…

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There was an interesting article published over on LinkedIn from Alan Wolk, a consultant to the television (traditional broadcast) industry. I added my own perspective to his article which asserted that Twitter isn’t a social network, but instead a broadcast network. In the post Alan likened Twitter to standing up in front of a crowd and giving a speech, […]

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02 June 2015 ~ 0 Comments

“Ordinary” means you’re doing it wrong

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I love having conversations over a meal, but I hate the time it takes to prepare (and clean-up!), so I tend to dine out a lot in order to maximize my enjoyment of interesting table talk while minimizing the labor required to achieve it. As a result I have experienced some of the best and some of […]

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19 May 2015 ~ 1 Comment

Better Than

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As many of you may be aware, this year I’ve committed to producing a single piece of content (Seth Godin calls it “making art”) every single day in the form of a hand-lettered yellow sticky note. If you’re interested, you can follow these efforts on my Instagram account. Last week I posted the Big Yellow Sticky you see embedded […]

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29 April 2015 ~ 1 Comment

The Awesome Door

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Last week I saw the really cool video Dove released about their experiment in several parts of the world where they gave woman the choice to enter a store through two doors; one labeled “Average” and one labeled “Beautiful”.  It was an interesting (and somewhat sad) choice to watch women make for themselves, without any obvious outside influence. Was […]

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09 April 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Just In Case

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I live in a constant state of discovery. My radar is always up for cool new things — books, music, movies, magazines, art, websites, social media tools, apps, business models, online courses, interesting people, media delivery mechanisms, articles, etc… I always have something new to share. When I’m speaking with friends and clients my conversation inevitably […]

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31 March 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Eiffel’s Guide to Towering Success

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March 31, 2015 is the 126th anniversary of the Eiffel Tower opening to the public. You might think of it as a stellar achievement of engineering and tourism now, but back in 1889 when it opened it was just another project that a small group of people believed in — but had just as much chance of […]

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