Monthly Archives: December 2008

Take a Chance on You

I was out running the other day, and the last thing I ever expected was to get hit by a car. I was on a narrow, twisting, rural road, and while there have been many times on this road in the past where I had to move over (and sometimes even stop) to avoid oncoming traffic, this particular car appeared to be deliberately coming right at me. Don’t worry… he didn’t actually hit me. It turns out he was just […] Click to read more…

 

Better Than a Contract

I had lunch with an old friend yesterday. We worked together at the same company for years and now both work solo. We were talking about 2009 and he was asking what I had done to lock down my largest clients for the coming year, in case they had budget cuts and wanted to cancel our contract. I told him I hadn’t thought about it.  In fact, I don’t have contracts with any of my clients. I write up a brief agreement […] Click to read more…

 

And The Winner Is…

My last newsletter, in addition to being jam-packed with irrelevancy and the occasional useful gem, included a contest at the end. Specifically, I asked readers to call my voicemail and sing (to whatever melody they wished) the lyrics that my nine-year-old son Jonathan had written: Sometimes when the world comes crashing down And I got nothing left to do, but sit around I find the truth waiting there for me Baby, come back to me, I’m sorry for what I […] Click to read more…

 

Turn Down Your Radio

Lots of bad news out there these days. Or so I’ve been told… I don’t listen to it. Every time a story comes on the radio (or TV or newspaper or whatever) whose purpose is to give me one more view into what’s going wrong, I shut it off. Here’s how I look at it: The “economy” is an average of what’s going on in general. It matters if you’re an economist, or a member of the media, or an […] Click to read more…