The Silence Is Deafening

September 6, 2018 admin 0

ROME — He was the son of a singing baker and became the king of the high C’s. Luciano Pavarotti, opera’s biggest superstar of the late 20th century, died Thursday. He was 71. (By Alessandra Rizzo, Associated Press – full story here). Video: Pavarotti’s ‘Vesti […]

Are You a Prisoner Of YOUR Thoughts?

August 12, 2018 admin 0

Ever wonder how to break the cycle of negative thoughts and attempt to break out into new innovations, meaning, and lifelong success? One of my all-time favorite books is now available in paperback and  as an audiobook CD and digital download (via […]

Did You Miss Me?

July 10, 2018 admin 0

This past week I was in beautiful Vail, Colorado for a little R&R.  We hiked, rafted, rode horses, did some mountain biking, and stimulated the local economy via shops and restaurants.  If you haven’t experienced Colorado mountains in the summer, I highly recommend the experience!   […]

My Blue Ocean *update*

April 30, 2018 admin 0

This past March I posted about Blue Ocean Strategy. I promised to give you an update on my personal Blue Ocean. Here it is, though still a work in progress. 50% Blue Ocean, 25% Conversation Agent, 25% Dip: adds up to this: I am finding my […]

Gain Perspective at the Edge of the World

April 20, 2018 admin 0

Dear Friends and Colleagues, With our busy world and so many competing demands, how do we gain the perspective we need to accomplish our goals? We pack so much into our lives and don’t really know what to do with it all. […]

How To Know If You Are Old

March 30, 2018 admin 0

“A person is not old until regrets take the place of dreams.” – John Barrymore This is true at work just as it is at home.  Take that job in the UK.  Lead that project. Attend that conference.  Have lunch with that […]

Don’t Mess With My Chocolate.

March 10, 2018 admin 0

The Chocolate Manufacturer’s Association is lobbying the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to change the ingredients in what is legally chocolate.  They want to substitute cheaper ingredients for the more expensive cocoa butter. This is not right. Support those that are not going to change quality. We vote […]

But We Can Love. Oh Yes, We Can Love.

February 27, 2018 admin 0

Love: One of those words that can have so much meaning.  Or none at all. Television man is crazy saying we’re juvenile delinquent wrecks Imus is fired.  Duke lacrosse players acquitted.  The US is still in Iraq.  The wage gap is or […]

Thank you, Kurt Vonnegut.

February 20, 2018 admin 0

Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. died April 11, 2007. (Click here for the full report from the Financial Times.) I was a senior in high school in spring of 1984.  Part of the required curriculum was classical literature: Shakespeare, Chaucer, Dante, etc. As much as I love reading, this track was […]

C is for more than just Cookie.

February 10, 2018 admin 0

Who is responsible for the future workforce in our cities?  That question, and other related ones, was the genesis for an exciting initiative, the Itasca Project. My company is partnering with The Cookie Cart in north Minneapolis (MN).  A few of us spent the afternoon yesterday […]