Category: Life

The Two Roads of Life

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“I shall be telling this with a sigh, somewhere ages and ages hence: two roads diverged in a wood, and I- I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.” ~ Robert Frost, “The Road Not Taken” I don’t know precisely what “yellow wood” Frost was thinking of when he wrote that poem, but I  »  Read More

Memorial Day Thoughts and Reading

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I become pensive around Memorial Day. I remember those whom, as the Episcopal liturgy says, “we love, but see no longer.” They are special friends, but, as the Warrior’s Toast puts it, “absent friends” and I will toast them this Memorial Day as every other Memorial Day. The odd and the small  »  Read More

Lillian Moller Gilbreth: Hero and Role Model

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One of my heroes, Lillian Moller Gilbreth, was born on this date in 1878. I discovered her early in my career. I was recently discharged from the Marines, going to college, and working full time. I was learning industrial engineering and discovering seminal management writers. Her name kept popping up in management and  »  Read More

Boss’s Tip of the Week: Look for the pony

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When bad stuff happens, remember the story of the two boys whom researchers placed in a room full of horse manure. One became depressed and inert. The other began exuberantly working his way through the manure, laughing and shrieking: “There’s got to be a pony in here somewhere!” When bad stuff happens to  »  Read More

Do You Want a Rich Life? 4 Things to Do Every Day

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I’m pretty sure no one has ever gotten up in the morning and said to him or herself, “I’m going to waste this whole day and maybe the entire week, too!” No one does it on purpose, but lots of us do it. And we don’t do it by making the grand decision to waste our precious hours. Instead, we go day by day making  »  Read More

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