December 2016

Life is Beautiful

My life is beautiful. My life has always been beautiful. To be more precise, there have always been parts of my life that have been beautiful — whether or not I was aware of this is another matter entirely. Consider the possibility that… Your life is beautiful. Your life has always been beautiful. In many [...]

The Solution to Any Business Problem is...

I’ve had many mentors throughout my personal and professional life. I’ve had several mentors, but one in particular who taught me how to write persuasively. While he has since passed away, his legacy lives on in his writings. He believed that… Nearly any business problem could be solved with the written word. Need to hire [...]

The Uncertainties of Life

A year ago, I started taking classes in improvisational comedy. Unlike stand-up comedy, where a comedian memorizes an entire show and performs it for his audience, improv comedians get on stage having no idea what they will say or do. Performers ask for inspiration from the audience, such as: “name a person you know, an [...]

The Best Idea Doesn't Always Win

In many corporate cultures, the validity of any idea is often dependent on the authority level of the person who said it. The best idea doesn’t win. The idea that came from the boss’s mouth is the one that wins. The problem is that sometimes the boss is wrong. This is one reason why one [...]