Category Archives for "Life Lessons"

Pit Stops Are OK

Yesterday I started the day very optimistic. By about lunch I was really down about a lack of response to a email creative that isn’t fully tested. Intellectually I know we are not done with the test and shouldn’t give up but I was annoyed. What did I do?  Went to buy another business. That […]

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Shiny Happy People

Who are the people who just make you happy? I can think of a bunch of people who just thinking about them makes me smile. These are people on the professional and personal side. There is nothing they have to do and I will smile. Who are those people in your life and how can […]

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Radical Honesty

Ray Donovan is a Showtime show that has been off the air for a few years (it’s 2018 right now). In the 2nd or 3rd season, there is a character who espouses the virtues of radical honesty.  In short, it is not holding back and saying what you really feel. This holiday season, there are […]

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Who Wants Used Computers?

Currently I have a screaming new laptop, I get a new one about every 2-3 years because an improvement of seconds per task in speed means additional hours per week and weeks per year that would have gone lost to processing cycles. This isn’t always the case though.   When I started College Snacks which […]

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If One Asks, One Gets

In first grade music class. I wanted the tall xylophone and was unhappy that being a larger kid, I was stuck with a small one. While lamenting that fact,  my grandmother told me ask for what I wanted, So I the teacher before the next class. So I approached the salt and pepper haired woman […]

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Blog Challenge

I’ve been saying I will update this blog for years. Usually I think about it, draft posts and save them as drafts and then they usually get ignored. Here and there I have paid writers to clean up my work, in some cases enhancing and in some cases ruining my ideas. There has been a […]

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Our Digital Trails & It’s Impact

Our world in 2013 is one of almost constant surveillance between internet traffic monitoring, cell phone tracking, increased police presence and the omnipresent cameras that are both seen and unseen in commercial and residential buildings. All of these technologies that we use to protect ourselves can (and in some cases have) been used against us. […]

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Best Outcomes / Better Outcomes / Good Outcomes

A friend of mine recently started a business focused on real estate development. His girlfriend recently started a business as a stylist. On a recent trip to Washington, DC we were talking about goals and goal setting and how his business was doing. He shared that before each meeting and before each quarter (or any […]

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The Client Experience

Clients. They are the single most important ingredient in the success of any business, and it is essential to keep them satisfied. Clients should be catered to; their every want and need should be met and more. This shouldn’t be something new to any professional business person, because after all, we all know that exceptional […]

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Has Technology Changed Music for the Better?

While there is no simple answer to this question, arguments can be made that technology has significantly changed music both for the better and worse. I’ve heard numerous musicians from the 1970s talk about how they spent hours perfecting every track of an album. For example, Simon and Garfunkel in the documentary “The Harmony Game” […]

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Catch Up Day

Today is my catch up day. Over time, there are items that keep adding up on my desk. These are credits from vendors, audits for companies, catching up on writing this blog and other things that are important, but not urgent. More than desk space, these tasks take up mental space. Sometimes these can pile […]

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Good Financial Sense?

I have something to confess: My wife and I are renting an apartment in New York City, despite having the ability to purchase one, and despite the fact that we’ll be shelling out more money for rent than we would paying a monthly mortgage.  But for us, what made the most financial sense in this […]

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Promote, But Promote Smart

Anyone with a background in business or marketing will tell you that the type of promotional activities you choose for your business helps to create and affirm your company’s image.  However, without specific goals in place, there’s no way to measure your success, and you’re much less likely to succeed. Let me give you an […]

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