Monthly Archives: February 2013

Boogie Nights

I’ve been thinking all day about a conversation I had yesterday with one of the solo professionals in my (fabulous) one year marketing class. We talked about money. More specifically, we talked about the fear of “not having enough of it.” He’s relatively new to working solo and confided that this is the one thing that keeps him up at night. Me too (more about that in a minute). When it comes to money, there’s a funny contrast between having […] Click to read more…

 

Are You Smarter Than a Golden Retriever?

I guess I’m really not sure how smart our dog Abbie is. I mean, of course I’d like to believe she’s the canine Einstein (a great name for a rock band, by the way). But really, how can you tell? It’s not like you can give her some kind of doggie IQ test (I’m quite certain she can’t even hold a #2 pencil). I suppose I could base it on her behavior. But even then, it’s hard to reach a […] Click to read more…

 

Why Today is a Bad Day to Publish Your Newsletter

You know how much I like to be ironic. Well, today’s brief newsletter is about why today is a bad day to publish a newsletter (see what I mean?). The reason today’s a bad day? Big snowstorm hitting the northeast. Not all of you are in the northeast, of course, but many are. And today, we’re all fixated on the big storm. Schools are closed, supermarket shelves are bare and it’s all over the news. And so if you publish […] Click to read more…

 

What’s In Your Tool Chest?

My friend Andy came to Boston on Tuesday. He lives in LA and sent me an e-mail to let me know he was coming to town: “If you’re free and interested, I’d be glad to buy you dinner.” Between you and me, I wasn’t sure if his invitation meant that he’d be eating along with me, but a free meal is a free meal, so I took my chances and said yes. He told me he was staying at the […] Click to read more…