Neither Malcolm Gladwell nor Dr. Heinz Weihrich nor your business school prof approved this, but I still think I’m on to something.Read More
“Sounds like you’ve just had a Dark Night of the Soul,” she said.
Sounds to me like a Tell Me More moment. So, she did.
Unlike the “me” in this photo, life has taught me that rallying people to your point of view requires you to remove your own tinted view of the world and take your arrogant elbows off the table (yes, mom).Read More
In this moment — before the relentless clock of your life resumes — you stand in victory, for no matter what happened along the way, you started and finished this thing. Yes, you did.Read More
What is my vision for the future? I wish someone had asked me this at the beginning of each decade of my life. I’d love to know how 20-year old me would have answered it. And 30- and 40-year old me.
Not to mention when I was ten.
Good news! If you measure time by the academic calendar, I’m not a start-up freshman anymore. Here ye, people: I’m a full-fledged sophomore! Here ye, people: It sucks to be a sophomore.Read More
When you do one thing really, really well your entire life
and then you stop doing it, what do you do next?
A road trip in faithfully unfaithful Big Bertha reinforced the truism that two people faced with the same problem will, almost without exception, find different ways of solving it.Read More
Big Bertha had always produced olfactory bedlam, but one day we smelled something new.
Sniff, sniff. Something’s burning.
Each art festival I've participated in shares an uncanny resemblance to a circus coming to town. Ringmaster, tents, (artistic) wonders to behold, the audience ... and lest we forget, the clown car.Read More
If our leaders can’t converse about bigotry, the economy, the environment, healthcare, terrorism and education, then we have to show them how. Because stop, drop and walk away isn’t an option.Read More
If you ever decide to do something that’s “out of character” for you, think about your soft opening.
In other words, how will you launch before you launch?
It was as though we traveled those 1300 miles riding inside a giant Easy Bake Oven. On the outside it looks harmless enough, but on the inside, that 60-watt bulb can maliciously bake a cake.Read More
People ask me how my business is going. Friends ask me about my van.Read More