June 27, 2016 What are you planning to do this summer? The magazine headline was provocative: “The Death of Reading.” Its author – Mitchell Stephens – had a vested interest: he was a journalism professor at New York University. The article appeared in the Los Angeles Times Magazine – when there was a Los Angeles […]
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Every day is Father’s Day
June 20, 2016 Happy Father’s Day. I know; I’m a day late. Yesterday was the day to honor fathers. The market for Brookstone nose hair trimmers – and, Costco’s Chateau Kirkland 2015 Burgundy – peaked, the day before Father’s Day. The barbeque tool-set was used immediately after opening; those formalities are passed… Now, it’s the […]
Can someone just make a decision?
June 13, 2016 No commitment. You’ve felt it; you might have even said it. People around you – with whom you’re connected, in business and in life – are increasingly flakey. You leave them messages, and they don’t reply. You finally get through – with a solid offer to benefit them in some meaningful way […]
Success and its Sad Statistics
June 6, 2016 Death by Privilege. The headline on today’s Life section of USA Today is somber: “The sad intersection of fame, drugs and death” leads into an article examining celebrity addiction and demise, sparked by the recent coroner’s report on Prince’s death. Elvis Presley; Jimi Hendrix; Chris Farley; Michael Jackson; Amy Winehouse; Whitney Houston; […]