Monthly Archives: March 2011

I know it’s here somewhere

My wife likes to needle me for (according to her) not being good at looking for things.  Needless to say, I disagree. (Admittedly, I did recently speak to a senior marketer at Proctor and Gamble who told me that P&G … Continue reading

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Confidence and Abilities

A woman I’ve gotten to know has had one of the most incredible professional trajectories I’ve ever had the pleasure to witness.  In six years she’s gone from an off-the-street volunteer/intern into a key player in a global organization.  It’s … Continue reading

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My impulse book purchase

Last week, for the second time, a friend recommended a book to me.  Rather than let the idea pass, I brought it right away on my iPhone to be read later on my Kindle, for $5.99. The next day, she … Continue reading

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Sarah Kay at TED

Daniel commented last week: “Sarah Kay’s TED talk is up and amazingly, even with you setting the bar quite high, she totally shattered it for me. Post it up for your readers.” Here it is, and just keep reminding yourself: … Continue reading

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Out (f-cking) care the competition

I just learned last week about Gary Vaynerchuk from Seth Godin’s Domino Project (great post, Ishita), another great example of someone who pokes the box (you mean you haven’t read Poke the Box yet?  What are you waiting for?  It’s … Continue reading

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That moment

You know that moment when you ask for something really big?  Big enough that it makes you nervous and makes the person you’re asking nervous? Your empathy will scream out for you to rescue the person – and you – … Continue reading

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Hello!

Try this: the next time you have lunch planned with a friend, have him meet you at your office.  Put him on your calendar.  But don’t tell anyone who he is or why he’s there. Then, when you sit down … Continue reading

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I disagree

Each time someone says that to me (emails it to me, comments it to me), my first reaction is to be a little surprised and, if I’m really honest, just a tiny bit hurt. (“I can’t believe someone unsubscribed from … Continue reading

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David Brooks on New Humanism

David Brooks’ column in this weeks’ New York Times is a must-read, so much so that I’ve pasted it in into the end of this post in full (and as soon as his talk from last week’s TED conference is … Continue reading

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What you can’t measure

“So what was the measurable impact of….?” Of course this question matters a lot, a ton, the most maybe. The catch is that we fail to fully appreciate three truths: You can only measure a subset of the things that … Continue reading

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