We like to celebrate and reward visionary leaders, like Steve Jobs. He certainly created revolutionary technology which I’m using to type this post. Yes I’m a fan of Apple. And yet, any CEO making 271 times more than the average employee is simply wrong. Top CEOs Make More in Two Days Than An Average Employee Does in […]
Sometimes we are simply yin and yang. I was at a weeklong workshop and enjoyed some healthy debate about the impact of the iPhone on human behavior. One client said he thought it was the demise of our civilization. After much banter, he realized that what he was saying was contradictory to his own values […]
Your mission, if you choose to accept it: Don’t be the only thing in your way and achieve nothing. Get out of your head so you can get shit done. Life is too short! Be kind. Be safe. Be appropriate. Now go!
Sometimes we inadvertently achieve the undesirable “kicked puppy status” in life or at work, where someone above us is taking advantage of our dependence to survive. What about you, do you believe in the threats coming at you by those of a higher station? Is fear clouding your vision and clarity? Are you too ashamed that you won’t […]
I know I’m not alone when I have my days of wondering, what’s it all for. Why is life so effing hard? I wonder ‘to what end’ sometimes too. Especially when we have taught ourselves that personal fulfillment is more important than collective fulfillment. Self without society equals? Your mission, if you choose to accept […]
I’ve been thinking a lot about how the media wants us to believe in absolutes. And while there are absolute truths and lies, or absolute right and wrong, there are also shades of right and wrong. So what does that mean? There are backstories to everything. Just as divorce can get ugly, there are always […]
These days everyone’s a critic. We can’t seem to get through a day without looking down upon the media or whatever the media is reporting about or even our own damn reflection. Time to change that. Your mission, if you choose to accept it: Be a positive critic of yourself and of others.
We can’t always navigate life to a happy ending – at least not on our own. And when we cannot see through the fog, or see what’s clearly ahead of us, we have friends, mentors or family to show us the way through the gray. Your mission: Don’t go it alone. When you’re on the wrong path […]
Are you a literal communicator, or do you read between the lines. Working with a lot of engineers, I’ve come across a fair amount of both. What I’ve noticed about the literal communicators is that words matter more. Each word is measured. For those who read between the lines, the more metaphors, the merrier. Nuance becomes […]
I was listening to a program on Ted Radio Hour with Guy Raz about parasites. The author and speaker Ed Yong shares his research and theory on how much influence parasites truly have over other life forms, including potentially humans. Apparently 1 in 3 people have Toxoplasmosis in their brains, and this parasite can redirect rats […]