Yearly Archives: 2013

Media Schmedia

It was looking like just another Tuesday morning, until this e-mail arrived from Forbes blogger, Dorie Clark: “Michael, just wanted to let you know the Forbes post is live. Thanks for letting me interview you.” Well, you know, I do what I can to help the media out.   Listen To This Post Actually, I had met Dorie a few weeks earlier for the first time over coffee, both of us friends of a friend. I have to admit, I […] Click to read more…

 

Dependently Wealthy

So there I was, as I often am on a Tuesday night, sitting in our town’s dive bar with my buddy Matt. We go there pretty much every week, after playing a couple of hours of basketball in our local middle school gym. It’s a terrific ritual and one which I confess to looking forward to all week long.   Listen To This Post Not only is it fun, somehow I get a great deal of satisfaction knowing that the […] Click to read more…

 

Gaming The System

I don’t know about you, but I can hardly recall my college selection process. I know we visited a bunch of schools, but since my brother Alan is just two years ahead of me, his tour counted as my tour in many instances, so it’s kind of a blur. I do know that I visited my future alma mater – McGill, in Montreal – once, briefly, before deciding to go there. But I didn’t do a lot of research in making a […] Click to read more…

 

Random Acts of Clients

Here’s the short version of the story: I had coffee yesterday with someone who blogs for a major business publication. She asked if I was interested in being interviewed for her column. I said, “Sure.” Here’s the slightly longer version: A couple of months ago, my friend and client, Alisa, sent one of those “you two should meet” emails to me and her friend, Dorie.   Listen To This Post She told us both how wonderful the other person was […] Click to read more…

 

If You’re Within the Sound of My Voice

My office building isn’t very big. Six or seven offices with maybe 20 people total who work here. And so we don’t get many visitors (the mailman’s daily arrival is widely looked upon as a highlight). Yesterday, however, a friendly stranger popped his head into my office and introduced himself as a friend of a friend:   Listen To This Post “Hi, I’m Julius Caesar [I may have heard that incorrectly] and we have a friend in common. I was […] Click to read more…