Bullet Points Are Not Nourishing

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Why, oh why, do bad powerpoint presentations persist?  Why do we sit in audiences and accept them?!! I know most presenters don’t get in front of a room with the intent to bore the audience and minimize their own excellent ideas. ‘The […]

It’s a Bahamian ‘Ting!

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I am back, ever so slightly tanner and a bit poorer for my week in the Bahamas. What a beautiful place, people, and experience!   We stayed in our villa, Harborside Resort (part of the Starwood Network), which is somehow fortunately linked to […]

20 Steps to Artistic Immortality

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As part of my 2007 goals, I signed up for a beginner’s art class at a local art academy.  I don’t see myself especially gifted as an artist, so I figured this would be a great way to find out how right I am. Guess what?  […]

Pete the Snowshovel Guy

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My wife Dawn and I are enjoying a quiet Sunday afternoon reading at home.  There is a knock at the front porch door. Standing outside is a man with a shovel, wanting to clear the few inches of snow that have fallen throughout […]

Connection Manifesto

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1.  Allow people their moment. 2.  Smile for a photo, don’t just say ‘cheese’. 3.  When you spend time with someone, remember something personal they told you  and bring it up next time you meet up with them (How IS your grandfather doing?) 4.  […]

Sustainable Change

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I watched an interesting story on CBS Sunday Morning detailing why our Detroit auto manufacturers are trailing the Japanese auto manufacturers in sales. Apparently the data shows the gap is closing (safety, quality, etc), but perception hasn’t changed.   The reporter interviewed workers at Ford Motor Company’s […]

Pour Some Sugar On Me (in the name of love!)

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I was at my usual coffee shop recently. Been getting coffee there six days a week since it opened. I know the owners well. So, Monday I’m told, “Sorry, we’re out of raw sugar. Should have some soon.” Ok. Wednesday, still nothing. […]

Employee Value Proposition – The Cool Kids Effect

December 15, 2017 admin 0

Many companies create value by delivering an experience for their customers. Millions are spent each day at restaurants (think Culver’s), retail (think Nordstrom) or even coffee (think Starbucks) as much or more for the experience than the product. Now Starbucks really isn’t about coffee, right? […]

Embrace Your Inner Elvis

December 15, 2017 admin 0

Today is the birthday of Elvis Presley – he was born in Tupelo, Mississippi in 1935. He learned to play the guitar when he was 12, and he quickly learned to play almost anything by ear. He finished high school, started studying […]