Category: Life

Why I don’t do April Fool’s pranks

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I still remember the look on Ron’s face. He was a sharp guy who worked for a client of mine. He was young, just starting out, and a little “stiff.” That’s why we selected him as the object of our April Fool’s Day prank. The prank was no big deal, I thought. We wrote a letter (this was before  »  Read More

Reflections at 75

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I wanted to do a post to celebrate my 75th birthday, which was yesterday. My first thought was to write one of those letters to my younger self. Then I realized that my younger self wouldn’t take my advice. When I was twenty-five, I was certain I knew it all. Fifty years on I’m keenly aware of how much I don’t know  »  Read More

Nobody asked me, but …

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Nobody asked me but … Big teams have an awfully hard time getting things done. Seems like the craziness starts around 6 or 8 team members. The hard way really is the road less travelled. Most people will choose the easy way over the hard way even if it’s a bad choice. If we know the dangers of smoking and eating too  »  Read More

Taking Stock

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New Year’s has a magical hold on us. It’s the only time we talk about resolutions. It’s the only time that most of us sit down and think about how things are going and how we’d like them to be different. Social scientists refer to New Year’s and some other dates as “temporal landmarks.” They’re times that  »  Read More

A Cratchit Kind of Christmas

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It’s a typical frantic, modern Christmas season. Thanks to COVOD there aren’t as many parties, but there are still errands and things to buy. Televisions are filled with pictures of mountains of presents under beautifully decorated trees, along with exhortations to buy more things. Email blasts alert you to the  »  Read More

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