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Giving titles meaning

Published 1y ago -

Titles are not credentials. They help describe the responsibilities of an individual to facilitate success. The secret is that people decide what other people should be titled. It is in this unseen step that the train comes off the track. So, what do we do abo... More »

Creating better people

Published 2y ago -

I am often accused of being a pessimist and always discard the idea as inexact. People say I am a realist and it is absent still of who I am. Complicated for sure. One of the most significant ways I see the world is through the eyes of many. Somewhere in the m... More »

Death is the ultimate letdown

Published 3y ago -

Mortality is my first real exposure to Christopher Hitchens. I am certain I ran across him before, but this was my first book and if you have read it you know how ironic a place to start this is. It was his last writing before his death on December 15, 2011. T... More »

Inheriting digital identities and the mess therein

Published 6y ago -

In a world that is increasingly satisfied with digital versions of analogs of past times, we create more stuff than ever before, it’s stored in evermore efficient ways removing early consternation to archive or delete. Today we just let it grow with R... More »

The diversity of doing

Published 6y ago -

When I am scouting for talent I lead with the belief in diversity, in all ways – race, gender, discipline, thought etc. – because it makes for a better, more creative, compelling and competitive organizations. Somewhere in that principle there is... More »

Am I repeating myself?

Published 7y ago -

History informs us and refers us to a context other than our own. We look to it to provide insight into something happening in the present and future. Past performance is not an indicator of future performance and yet almost all of our predictions come from fo... More »

Setting the stage for insight

Published 8y ago -

Jonah Lehrer’s post this past Friday, Dreaming and Remembering, shares research around the role dreams play in sorting, consolidating and strengthening memories. In a New York Times post from March, Lehrer relates an experiment from Jan Born that showed... More »

A lesson on reality from a call girl

Published 8y ago -

One of the many things people can do to sustain a high-performing work life, is to care about what they do. This shifts the energy we usually reserve for our life and moves it to the workplace. It makes a significant difference in an individual’s abilit... More »

Secrets are ment to be shared

Published 8y ago -

Never say no to someone that is looking for a mentor. Most of the time, the limitation is not your time, but the ability of the protégé to consume the coaching and advice you impart. Almost always there is time between when you listen and share to when t... More »

Caught thinking in the rat maze of consumption

Published 8y ago -

The shortest distance between a person becoming aware and buying – the act of exchanging currency at a higher rate than the service or product costs to produce – is the marketer’s benchmark. As such their motives should inherently be held su... More »