Category: Life

What’s Next in Your Life?

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It’s graduation season. This year, the graduations are not virtual. Students, clutching their degrees and diplomas, take their bows. Parents beam. If you’re paying attention, you’ll notice that the ceremonies we’re talking about go by two different names. “Graduation” is one. The other is “commencement.”  »  Read More

Use Your Vacation for Good

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“Until the middle of the 19th century, Americans used the word vacation the way the English do, the time when teachers and students vacate the school premises and go off on their own.” Robert Siegel used those words in the introduction to an NPR show about vacations. We’re just coming off The Year of COVID. Last  »  Read More

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

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