Aiming and Goals

Aiming and Goals

The more I live the more convinced I am that you generally get what you are pointing at. Knowing what you want and where you want to go, is one of the best predictors of what you will actually achieve.  So it kinda matters what you point at– what your goals are....

Public Relations and Publicity

I’m watching the Netflix documentary on Donald Trump right now.  The role of Public Relations and Publicity in his whole story is very interesting.  I’m interested in his story as an avatar for what social media and the availability of unlimited...
Of Tribes and Echo Chambers

Of Tribes and Echo Chambers

I recently discovered Seth Godin.  He’s been an internet guru for many years, but somehow I’m just now catching up.  I think I like the gist of his message, the idea that marketing is about changing the world, and that you should look for the smallest...

Empathy is Everything

I recently listened to an audio book by Chris Voss.  It was excellent.  Chris was a negotiation specialist with the FBI for a number of years and outlines the approach of the best practices negotiation that is the current standard for the FBI.  The surprising thing:...

The Power of Conversation

I am a firm believer in the power of conversation.  My wife, Claire, and I facilitate a batterer intervention program on a weekly basis. The format we follow is a directed discussion where we try to learn from the real world experiences of everyone in the class,...
Mystery and the Art of Showing Less

Mystery and the Art of Showing Less

“Less is more” is a popular truism today. Like most truisms there’s some truth in it– maybe even a lot of truth in it.  Recently I’ve been pondering the related aesthetic phenomenon that we enjoy art and stories that make us work a bit to...