Yearly Archives: 2012

Raise Some Panda-Monium

Alright, I’ll just say it: I’m a lousy free throw shooter. I love playing basketball. And I don’t mind telling you, for an aging, balding (ok, bald), not-really-all-that-athletic-to-begin-with, knee brace-wearing, father of three, I have a pretty mean jump shot. But free throws? There I have the soft touch and accuracy of an ill-tempered panda tossing frozen turkeys at a barn door.   Listen To This Post Luckily, and as a practical matter, free throws (or foul shots, as they […] Click to read more…

 

How to Sign Documents Without Printing Them

There are all kinds of terrific, often free tools to help you run your business (and life) more easily and efficiently. One of my recently discovered favorites makes it easy to sign documents that you receive without ever (I said ever) printing them out. Today’s 96-second video is filled with several historical references and the usual second-rate insights that you’ve come to expect from this publication. (If there’s a more compelling way to get you to click and watch it, […] Click to read more…

 

Let’s Get Physical (Therapy)

Maybe you won’t agree with this. But when it comes to sports injuries, I prefer the severe and predictable over the subtle and (typically) less painful. When I had knee surgery a few years ago, for example, the doctor was able to estimate (nearly) exactly how long it would be until I could run again. Sure, I couldn’t even walk for a month, but every day I got steadily, visibly stronger. Unfortunately, my current injury – a strained calf muscle […] Click to read more…

 

How to Improve Your Mass Mailings

When it comes to staying in touch with your network of relationships, bulk messages – whether sent as email, video, hard copy or in some other format – are an important tool. But just because these are sent en masse, and whether your writing relies on overused French phrases or not, it doesn’t mean you can’t make a warm, authentic connection. Today’s two-minute, prop-laden video offers two examples – one good, the other not so good – regarding how to […] Click to read more…

 

Show Some Style

I’ve never tried to disguise my love for my Roomba, a robotic vacuum cleaner that gets the job done while perplexing both my dog (who can’t figure out what it is) and my family (who can’t figure out why I love it so much). That’s one of the reasons this editorial in last Sunday’s Boston Globe caught my eye: http://tinyurl.com/asu9ydz But the main reason is the point the Globe is making, praising Northeastern President Joseph Aoun, who stars in four […] Click to read more…