Monthly Archives: December 2010

Bold In The Cold

“You’re really going out in this?” In case you didn’t recognize her voice, that was my wife Linda talking, questioning the wisdom of my going out running this past Monday morning. There was about a foot of newly fallen snow on the ground and it was approximately 12 degrees Fahrenheit outside (that’s 3,600 cubic hectares, for those of you on the metric system). But it was my day to run. So I laced up my shoes, put on every piece […] Click to read more…

 

Offline Social Media

Took this photo at Starbucks yesterday (Southboro, MA). The picture made me happy for two reasons. First, because none of the books I’ve written were being offered up on the shelf for free (that would really hurt). Second, because as is their strength, the folks at Starbucks (and when I say “folks,” I frankly don’t know if this is some kind of Starbucks Corporate idea or just the work of a smart store manager) are working at making this store […] Click to read more…

 

Shut Up And Sell

I’m in the market for a new business coach. So the other day, I posted a question on LinkedIn and asked about 70 people in my network if they knew of anyone whom they’d recommend. Much to my delight, and just 24 hours later, I had about 20 suggestions (thank you network). One of the potential coaches I spoke with on the phone talked for … not exaggerating … twenty minutes straight. Twenty minutes, without interruption, all by himself, at […] Click to read more…

 

Different, But Not Annoyingly So

I have to confess, I’m not much of a magazine reader. The only ones I subscribe to are Inc. and Fast Company, and the latter only because they refuse to let me leave (the last time I tried they gave me a year for six dollars). But the other day, while waiting in my doctor’s office, I realized I had left my briefcase in the car.  So with a good 20 minutes to go before my appointment, I was at […] Click to read more…

 

Are Your Forms Fun?

I’m thinking about buying a Mini-Cooper. Nothing too midlife crisis-ish, but nice.  And, of course, blue. Anyway, I was on the company web site the other day and when I went to fill out the form at the end to have a dealer contact me, I came upon the the “terms” that I had to agree to before submitting my information. Pretty standard stuff through the first paragraph … but then I saw the bullet points. They were fantastic (see […] Click to read more…